Nicky Rolls graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. Following both private and hospital work in Australia, Nicky worked as a physiotherapist in the United States of America for 8 years in the areas of private practice and orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation.
Upon returning to Australia, Nicky completed both her Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy Masters qualifications at the University of Queensland in 2004 and 2005 respectively. Since this time, Nicky has remained in Brisbane working in both private practice and as a clinical and practical tutor at the University of Queensland and the Australian Catholic University.
Nicky has provided sports physiotherapy coverage for Tennis Australia, the Alice Springs Masters Games, Queensland and national Judo Championships and Queensland Touch Football Championships. Nicky has extensive experience treating neck and back pain. Nicky has also participated in University of Queensland clinical trials as a treating clinician for carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, patellofemoral pain and whiplash associated disorders.
A high-level cycling and triathlon background gives Nicky excellent insight into the demands of managing injuries and rehabilitation whilst continuing to train and race. Nicky competes in A grade women’s cycling and is the current Australian Women’s Master’s Road and Criterium champion for her age group. She has competed in the National Road Series (2018, 2019) and came 2nd at the Master’s Granfondo World Championships in 2016.