Nicola Doherty

Nicola Doherty – Chartered Physiotherapist

Nicola is a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation working with adults following Acquired Brain Injury (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Neurological Conditions) and Spinal Cord Injury in the National Rehabilitation Hospital. She teaches Pilates Mat classes in the clinic.

Nicola has spent over 9 years working in rehabilitation in and has a keen interest in human movement and diagnosis of movement disorder after injury. Her classes focus on individualised rehabilitation of  muscle imbalance difficulties through improving posture and postural control systems (mild, moderate and severe challenges) through tailored classes of flexibility, strengthening, and endurance to improve ease of movement for her clients.

Nicola has extensive experience of public health in Ireland and overseas. She graduated in UCD in 2008 with a BSC in Physiotherapy and subsequently relocated to New Zealand in 2009 where she completed junior rotations in Middlemore Hospital. She subsequently moved to Melbourne, Australia working for 2 years in Alfred Health (acute and subacute) in trauma-orthopaedic rehabilitation. Nicola started working in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in 2013 on return to Ireland and was promoted to Senior Physiotherapist in Brain Injury in 2016.

Nicola loves the outdoors. She spends her time doing Mat and reformer pilates and her summers hiking and at the beach. Nicola always aims to get a skiing holiday during winter. She is an avid sports enthusiast taking interest in watching Donegal GAA in particular!


2018 BBTA- Basic Bobath Course
2013 BBTA Assessment and treatment of adults with neurological conditions: Part A and B
2013 -BBTA ‘What is normal  movement?’
2012 APPI Pilates Level 1 and 2
2008 Bsc Physiotherapy

Clinical Experience

2016 Senior Physiotherapist, Brain Injury, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2013-2016 Rotational Physiotherapist, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2011- 2013 Rotational Physiotherapist, Alfred health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2009-2011 Rotational Physiotherapist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Personal Sporting Profile

Completed Several half marathons.
Mount Kilimanjaro 2014.