I strongly believe that exercise is an incredibly powerful medicine. When it’s prescribed by an Exercise Physiologist who has comprehensive clinical knowledge and more importantly, understands the client, it not only has the capacity to improve a person’s physical health, but it has power the to create significant change in all aspects of their life.
Nicole first graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) majoring in Exercise Prescription in 2015. Her gratifying experiences delivering exercise in cancer and cardiac populations, and drive to see exercise embedded into healthcare, led her to ‘jump the ditch’ and complete a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland in 2017. As an Exercise Physiologist Nicole has experience working with a diverse group of clients; from athletes, to healthy populations, and right across the continuum of chronic disease including cardiopulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. With a passion for exercise oncology, Nicole’s speciality is delivering holistic, tailored exercise therapy to enhance the lives of those diagnosed with cancer. Nicole spends her spare time playing AFL with the Yeronga Football Club and has recently begun competing in triathlons.
As a Cancer Care Exercise Physiologist and COSA member, Nicole’s passion for exercise as medicine shines through most when prescribing programs to benefit clients during cancer treatment, recovery and long-term health. People with cancer who exercise regularly have fewer and milder side effects from their treatments and are therefore more likely to be able to complete the full course of treatment. This includes feeling less tired and distressed, being better able to continue normal activities and feeling better about their quality of life.
Professional Development & Contributions
Nov 2019 Clinical Oncology of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting
Sept 2019 Gait Analysis & Retraining
Mar 2019 UQ Health Matters Lecture Series: Breast Cancer – Why we must act now
Jan 2018 Reformer Pilates Level 1, 2 & 3
Apr 2018 Matwork Pilates Level 1
2015 Thesis on The effect of circuit resistance training on the cardiovascular health of breast cancer survivors