Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Assistant Professor Nick is a titled sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist who, previous to founding ‘Surf life Physio’ at Miami, has been the senior outpatient Physio at Tweed Hospital for over 10 years. He continues to be an integral part of this team and an educator for undergraduate physio students, lecturing and tutoring at Bond University as an assistant professor.
Nick is a published practitioner with articles investigating hydration status and recovery in international surf life saving athletes, shoulder pain and dysfunction in surf sports, which he completed with his junior physio at surf life, Josh Carter, as well as articles in pre publication investigating the reliability and validity of the combined elevation test in master’s swimmers.
Nick continues to travel with the Queensland State Surf Lifesaving Team, Australian Surf Lifesaving Team and the National Surf Life Saving High Performance Squad. More recently he has been employed by the NRL to facilitate the shift from sports trainers to physiotherapists providing game day services to the NYC and NRL referees.
Nick has recently headed up the “Albatross nippers program’’ – a unique nippers with special needs community program which has attracted advocates and supporters including Wally ‘the king’ Lewis and Ironwomen Courtney Hancock,Devon Halligan, Cricketer Nick Buchanan and many more..
Nick is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) award winner for 2015 as well as an Australian Pride of Australia medal nominee. Away from Physiotherapy, Nick is the South Coast Branch, Queensland high performance and Australian Development Team assistant coach.
Nick continues to compete and is now the only competitor to have done every race of the modern Coolangatta Gold Ironman – a gruelling paddle, swim and run which starts at one end of the Gold Coast, goes to the other, and returns. Close sources to Nick say that even though he is getting on a bit, he might have an 11th in him.
Previous to founding Surflife Physio Nick has been the senior outpatient Physio at Tweed Hospital for 10 years. He continues to be an educator and mentor for undergraduate Physio students, ensuring up-to-date Physio knowledge. Nick continues to compete and is now the only competitor to have done every race of the modern Coolangatta Gold Ironman, a gruelling paddle, swim and run which starts at one end of the Gold Coast, goes to the other, and returns. His Physiotherapy focus is youth and sport and he continues to travel with the Queensland State Surf Team, Australian Surf Team and the National Surf Life Saving High Performance Squad.