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Nick holds both a Master of Science in Physiotherapy, and an honours undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. His thesis investigating the effectiveness of glutamine as a sports nutrition supplement was published in 2015 in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Nick presented his research at the Atlantic Provinces Exercise Scientists conference at the University of New Brunswick in 2013 and was awarded the inaugural Dr. Gordon Sleivert Prize for best undergraduate research presentation. He also received the Canadian Physiotherapy Association - Orthopaedic Division’s award for recognition of a consistently high skill level in the academic and clinical components of musculoskeletal physiotherapy during his graduate studies.
In addition to his academic achievements, Nick is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning association, and certified in biomedical dry needling. He intends to pursue additional post-graduate certifications in advanced manual and manipulative physiotherapy.
Nick has a true love for sports. He played both varsity and provincial soccer, and represented Nova Scotia for freestyle skiing at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. He now stays active through CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting and playing hockey. He is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and backcountry camping.
Nick’s treatment philosophy is largely exercise based. “The human body is designed to move. I believe that with the right tools, proper guidance and some positive encouragement, anyone can live an active, healthy, and pain-free life!”