Nicola is a fully qualified osteopath registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine) in 2009 and a Masters of Osteopathy in 2011. She is a member of Osteopathy Australia.
Nicola is drawn to osteopathy by its holistic philosophy and gentle hands on approach. She values the large range of techniques available to osteopaths that enable her to care for clients of all ages and treat a wide variety of conditions. She has a particular interest in women’s health, particularly pregnancy and post-natal care, and has undertaken post graduate study in the fields of obstetrics, paediatrics and osteopathy in the cranial field.
Nicola has a passion for caring for and empowering the ‘whole person’ by providing integrated health care with other medical and allied health practitioners. This passion led her to commence practice in 2012, at ATUNE Health Centres in Newcastle, a leading integrated health centre. In her six years there, Nicola had the opportunity to work with practitioners from a wide range of specialities including GP’s, psychologists, naturopaths, physiotherapists and breathing therapists to name a few. She found the broad scope of continuing education this provided invaluable. The highlight of her time there was creating and directing an integrated maternity care department to support women through all stages of conception, pregnancy and the post natal period.
Nicola believes that good health is a daily practice for which each individual is responsible. As a health practitioner, her role is to guide, facilitate and educate, ultimately empowering clients towards greater health. Her approach to healthcare strives to be holistic and take into consideration all factors that affect health.