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Carly Nicholson, Registered Physiotherapist

Concussion Management, IMS Dry Needling

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)
Thursday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)


BSc Kinesiology (BKin) (University of Victoria)
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) (University of British Columbia)

BC College of Physiotherapy Number


Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Level 1 (IMS)

R2P Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome

R2P Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division Level 1

Novel Movement and Edgework (Pain Science Course) 

Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science (Pain Science Course)

Mackenzie: Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy – Part A: The Lumbar Spine

First Aid – CPR

The Shoulder: Complex doesn’t have to be Complicated

Carly is a Registered Physiotherapist with a background in Kinesiology. She has experience working with orthopaedic clients, sports injuries, and motor vehicle accidents. Carly likes to take an active approach, using a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue techniques and exercise therapy. She enjoys working one on one with patients to help them achieve their goals. In her spare time, Carly enjoys running, cycling, hiking, backcountry camping, cross country skiing, and fastball.


Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?

I really doing outdoor activities, including things like running, biking, hiking, backcountry camping, and scuba diving. This summer, I’m looking forward to be able to do an eight-day canoe trip around Bowron Lake in Northern BC.

How many years have you been a physiotherapist?

I graduated from a physiotherapy degree at UBC last year, and I was lucky to be able to start my career by working here at Westcoast SCI. Before studying physiotherapy, I worked as a kinesiologist.

Why physiotherapy?

Growing up, I was really involved in sports, so had attended physiotherapy several times for different injuries. In high school, I took a sports medicine class, and ever since then I wanted to be a physiotherapist. I find the human body very interesting and love learning more about it. And I like the chance to be able to help people to recover and enhance their well being, as physiotherapists helped me over the years. 

Do you have an area of interest or specialization in physiotherapy?

I’m really interested in treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, but I like variety so I don’t have a specific area of focus within that. I like treating a wide range of conditions and I find that it helps keep me on my toes.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?

I would say try to keep moving as much as possible. Movement and physical activities can help to reduce pain and bring so many other benefits as well. And it’s important to trying find the right balance between rest and activity, but even gentle movements can help to speed up your recovery.