Nick graduated from a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2005. Following his graduation, Nick realised a childhood dream and played in the NRL with the Brisbane Broncos for 9 years. Nick continued to practice physiotherapy around his football commitments and developed his skills alongside numerous accomplished physiotherapists at the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds, and Australian Wallabies teams.
After his playing career, Nick moved to Groote Eylandt in 2012 and established Active Performance (AP) to service the local mining company GEMCO and the Alyangula Community. Since then, Nick has taken a keen interest in Occupational Health and Indigenous Health and has gained extensive experience working in numerous remote communities throughout the Northern Territory and North Queensland. Nick’s strengths as a therapist are in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, and he adopts a strong exercise therapy approach to his work.
Nick also holds formal qualifications in Business Management, Health and Safety, Training and Assessing and Cert 4 in Health Care (Ambulance), whilst currently completing additional study in Mental Health, and Alcohol and other Drugs.
Nick is regularly asked to present at Universities, Schools, Health Conferences and Medical Organisations about his working experience and has also partnered with Australian Catholic University (ACU) to offer physiotherapy student placements. Nick currently spends his time living and working between North Queensland and the Northern Territory and also runs a non-for-profit organisation Bush Fit Mob, which delivers sport and recreation programs to Indigenous children in 3 schools within the Groote Eylandt archipelago. In his life away from work, Nick enjoys exploring the outdoors, fishing, overseas travel and competing in endurance sports.