Nicola trained at The London Hospital where she experienced a wide range of specialities from neurosurgery to respiratory to musculoskeletal. Once qualified she worked in South London hospitals for 10 years and specialised in orthopaedics, rheumatology, musculoskeletal, hydrotherapy and rehab.
Nicola moved on to community work seeing patients referred by GPs in local small clinics. She also acted as specialist musculoskeletal adviser to a domiciliary service and led a musculoskeletal team in Croydon. A two-year stint as Physiotherapy Service Manager in Merton and Sutton followed but Nicola missed the clinical care and direct patient contact and so 10 years ago she moved to Surrey Physiotherapy.
Nicola’s specialist interests are orthopaedics- post fracture and surgery, rheumatology/ joint problems, all musculoskeletal conditions from head to toe including sports injuries and children and hypermobility. Nicola is an expert in balance re-training, fitness and exercises in older people. She is also our Physio who makes home visits for those unable to get to the clinic whether due to general mobility problems or for rehab post hospital discharge.
In her spare time, Nicola has been learning Italian for several years and enjoys regular visits to Italy. She has an allotment and is almost self-sufficient in vegetables, takes part in citizen science doing bird surveys on local open spaces and has taken up yoga in last two years.