ORTHOPEDIC & PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Nicole Petis, PT
Clinical Practice Area: Orthopaedics with an interest in Women’s and Pelvic Health
Areas of Interest: Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Injuries, Women’s and Pelvic Health
In 2011, Nicole completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, where she grew up. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered as a student sport therapist for the women’s basketball and soccer teams, where she gained valuable practical experience in the field of acute sport medicine and rehabilitation and solidified her decision to become a Physiotherapist. Nicole completed her Masters in Physiotherapy at McMaster in 2013. She practiced in the Hamilton area for 5 years before moving to Ottawa in 2018. Nicole utilizes strong clinical assessment skills to think outside-the-box to address her patients’ concerns. She approaches treatment with an emphasis on exercise and symptom management strategies while considering each individual’s life circumstances. It is through a compassionate lens of treating the whole person, not just the person’s injury, that Nicole supports her patients to get back to the things that bring them the most joy.
Nicole’s orthopaedic training includes the completion of several levels within the Orthopaedic Division Level System, in which she acquired extensive training in the use of manual therapy and exercise for the assessment and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. She has also completed post-graduate pelvic floor physiotherapy courses in order to help those with concerns such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Nicole has a strong interest in continuing her education in women’s health, and pelvic health specifically, to better help her patients navigate the prenatal and postnatal periods.
Outside of the clinic, when she isn’t spending time with family or friends, Nicole enjoys swimming, cycling, tennis, camping (all seasons!), working in the garden, baking, listening to music, and strumming away on her acoustic guitar.