Dr Helen Nicholson

Dr Helen Nicholson was one of the pioneers of animal physiotherapy in Australia, being part of the first class to go through the Masters of Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy) program at the University of Queensland in 2004 after first forging a career in animal physiotherapy in 1999, when the field was largely unknown. Helen also holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Doctorate in Small Animal Physiotherapy, both from the University of Queensland. She was the first physiotherapist to become an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) titled Animal Physiotherapist and is a past-Chair of the APA Animal Physiotherapy Group, steering the development of the new Australian specialisation pathway. Helen has written a number of articles, chapters and books on animal physiotherapy, including one that was translated into Japanese as part of her role as a visiting professor to the Yamazaki Gakuen University, Japan. Helen is always excited to share the range of experiences animal physiotherapy offers and is passionate about developing the profession and building stronger relationships with our veterinary colleagues. When she is not working, Helen is kept busy with her own four little monkeys (oops - children!), one dog, three warring cats and 14 chickens who stubbornly refuse to lay

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, May 25

10:30 ACST

Principles of physiotherapy for orthopaedic conditions Hall LDr Naomi Boyd • Dr Helen Nicholson

Thursday, May 26

08:00 ACST

09:00 ACST