Nicole has a strong passion in working with both amateur and professional dancers. Nicole has over 15 years of classical ballet training, therefore has a deep understanding of the physiological demands, the common musculoskeletal injuries, and how to support and manage these injuries when they arise in dancers. Nicole is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and is committed to keeping up to date with the latest research in dance injury and management. At CSSM, Nicole provides pre-pointe assessments for aspiring young dancers.
 

‘Our pre-pointe assessment determines whether a dancer is safe to commence dancing en pointe. We take the dancers training history into consideration, as well as a detailed postural and functional assessment of the foot/ankle, pelvis, core and spine’
 

Nicole’s osteopathic clinical areas of interest also include the cervical spine, TMJ dysfunction and headaches. 

“These conditions can be extremely debilitating for patients and I find that osteopathic treatment and management is very beneficial in reducing pain, and improving quality of life.”
 

Nicole has also undertaken further training in treating lower back and pelvic pain in ante and post-natal patients. As a key driver of our Pilates classes at CSSM, Nicole often incorporates this expertise into the treatment and management of these patients. 

 

“I love that as an Osteopath, I can help my patients overcome challenges, achieve their goals and return to the activities they enjoy doing the most. It is important to assist patients in understanding their pain through education, and empower them to take the necessary steps in becoming healthier and happier.” 
 

Away from CSSM, Nicole enjoys spending time down at the beach with friends and family, going to the gym and participating in Pilates classes.