Nikki is immensely proud of working at the Portland Physiotherapy Clinic and knowing and helping her wonderful community.
A partner at the Portland Physiotherapy Clinic for over 20 years, Nikki is happy assessing and treating all musculo-skeletal and sports related problems. Her strengths include soft tissue work followed with functional rehabilitation and training. Every individual is given advice and exercises specific to them to remove, manage and prevent problems according to their individual posture and history of problems.
Nikki keeps up to date with the latest physiotherapy research ideas and practical clinical tips by attending the Physio First and Therapy Expo conferences most years! Attending these conferences opens our eyes to new developments in the profession, one of which is the increasing use of both radial pressure wave therapy( can be used for deeper soft tissue/myofascial blood flow) and advanced Focus shockwave( excellent for stubborn tendon problems of over 3 months duration and for use in Mens health issues) and is excited that the clinic has invested in these machines for our clients.
Nikki can assess for and treat BPPV, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, with the Epley manoeuvre, and is expanding her knowledge of rehabilitation for vestibular and dizziness related problems.
Nikki completed a twelve week online mentorship course in 2020 with ProSport Academy under Dave ‘O’ Sullivan. She has learnt new hands on desensitising techniques for the muscles and ligaments and a new approach to progressive step by step rehabilitation based on 20% of the current problem being responsible for symptoms and identifying 80% of the underlying tissues that need to do more to spread the forces more evenly through the body and prevent the problem re occurring. This is the most common sense approach she has come across in all her years as a physiotherapist and admires David and his team for their dedication to their work and ongoing support.
Nikki qualified from Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge in 1990 and worked in London for 9 years before moving to the East Grinstead area. She has a family with two daughters and keeps fit with walking, powerwave HIIT & yoga.