I grew up in South West England striving to keep up with my older brother which led to a very active childhood, growing a love for movement and the great outdoors. This interest led initially to a degree in Sport Science and Physiology before going on to train in Physiotherapy.
During my time in the NHS, I loved the variety physiotherapy had to offer however on starting my own family in 2014 I knew this was going to be my specialism and passion. I was surprised how under prepared I was on the changes that occurred during pregnancy, the effects of delivery and the lack of support that was available on postpartum rehab to restore strength and return to impact.
When compared to something like a knee ligament operation where a 12-week NHS rehab programme is offered to everyone, postpartum rehab had nothing. To grow and carry a baby throughout pregnancy and then go on to deliver either vaginally or c-section, and then be handed a new born to care for, all without any rehab plan in place is bonkers!
This had to change.
I, like many other Pelvic Health Physios, strive to make a change. We feel women should feel safe, supported, nurtured, educated and most importantly empowered to rehab effectively and thrive in their everyday life and hobbies.
In the last decade I have accumulated knowledge from various courses in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Bodywork (massage, myofascial & scarworks) therapies to be able to offer a thorough, evidence-based & holistic service. In addition, I liaise with other health practitioners including doctors, nutritionists, movement and strength and conditioning coaches in order to bring you the best advice.
Niki lives in Wiltshire, near Bath, UK with her husband, two children, and one year old Border Terrier.
Niki has a passion for learning, having completed multiple postgraduate pelvic health courses by the POGP and Mummy MOT plus courses written by globally recognised key educators in pelvic health including Michelle Lyons, Helen Keeble, Grainne Donnelly, Taryn Hallam, Carrie Pagliano, Anna Crowle and Juile Weibe achieving a wide spectrum of knowledge for both in the clinic and the rehab setting. Learning never stops and Niki enjoys this aspect of the job.
Sport Science & Physiology 1st class BSc (2008)
Physiotherapy postgraduate diploma (2010)
APPI training & Polestar Pilates certified instructor + Ongoing CPD including ‘Pilates for Menopause’
London School of Sports Massage (2007)
Myofascial release UK (2020)