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NIKKI PRIESTLEY

BSc (Hons) PgCert MCSP AACP

NIKKI PRIESTLEY

BSc (Hons) PgCert MCSP AACP

Nikki, Lead Physiotherapist and Owner is an experienced, highly skilled Chartered Physiotherapist. Nikki qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2007 and went on to gain invaluable experience in the NHS working in a variety of areas. It was not long when Nikki combined her passion for physiotherapy with health and fitness, previously working as a personal trainer, she quickly specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries.

Nikki has worked in the private sector for seven years working with a variety of professionals from local GP’s, specialist surgeons, podiatrists, and nutritionists. Her enthusiasm to treat sporting injuries led her to complete a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy. giving her an even greater depth of the complexities of pain following an injury. Nikki can quickly ascertain, not only the source of the symptoms but the underlying cause!

Nikki has extensive knowledge and experience in post-operative rehabilitation and joint replacement therapy having worked very closely with Orthopaedic Surgeons within Essex.

Also, Nikki’s specialism and clinical area of interest is lower limb biomechanics and injury prevention, with a particular personal interest having sustained an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury herself several years ago. She treats a wide variety from amateur runners to elite marathon runners, competitive cyclists, triathletes including pediatrics to the elderly. Further areas that she is passionate about is the science of pain and enjoys treating spinal pain, tendinopathy, headaches, and vestibular disorders.

Nikki strongly believes an injury can be a positive experience, an opportunity to fine-tune a person’s biomechanics, and prevent re-occurrence. She achieves this through her expert knowledge of pain and biomechanics through advice and prescriptive rehabilitation enabling a person to return to their activities, whether this may be simple daily tasks, such as walking or returning to a sport.

Nikki is dynamic and proactive in her approach to the recovery process. She utilises her knowledge to educate her patients to help them understand their pain and underlying cause often associated with their biomechanics and movement.

She is also an Acupuncturist, being a member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists) for over ten years. Also, she is trained in Medical Acupuncture, also known as Dry Needling, which she assists teaching to students within Essex and London.

She continues to develop her skills and knowledge, attending courses regularly and is always keeping updated with the latest advances, often referred to by her colleagues as a ‘bookworm’! Outside of the clinic, Nikki enjoys cycling with her family and is a keen netball player. She is completing her own personal challenge this year training for the London 2020 Marathon! Having sustained an injury herself in the past, Nikki is empathetic and understanding of pain, which enhances her ability to meet her patients’ expectations and goals.

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