Nicholas is an Australian physiotherapist, who proudly holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland.

Get to know Nick

Nationality:

Australian

Qualified From:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of South Australia
Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy – University of Queensland

Past Employment:

Leading Edge Physical Therapy
Niseko Physio
Nozawa Physio
Elite Physio NT

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?

Having worked in sports my entire career, this has enabled me to develop a variety of different approaches and tools to best help manage snow sports injuries. Along with the experience of having treated these types of injuries for five seasons, I believe it’s an important skill to be able to recognise the unique characteristics of each injury and have management tailored towards each patient, no two people are the same, similarly no two injuries are either.

Favourite Conditions to Treat:

Has to be knees; working into my fourth season with Asia Physio and fifth in total, the sheer amount of these injuries we see its hard not to develop an interest in them. No two are the same, so this in conjunction with being able to make such a difference to people in the early stages and helping people make good informed decisions about the path forward makes them a rewarding area to treat.

What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?

Snowboarding and reading. Ideally not at the same time…

What would be your personal motto?

If you don’t use it, you lose it.

Who is someone you admire and why?

Magnus Carlsen, has been the best chess player in the world for over 12 years. I struggle to beat one person at a time, let alone 10 at once.

Your most-outstanding achievement:

Hiking to Kala Patthar with some less than ideal altitude sickness is definitely a highlight.