Bachelor of Exercise Science
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Niki’s interest in physiotherapy originated from her own background in sport. Niki grew up in Newcastle playing soccer and was the goalkeeper for Sydney FC in the inaugural two seasons of the W-League, winning a premiership in her second season. Niki represented Australia in the Young Matildas before travelling to the USA to play college soccer in Connecticut, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2014.
After college Niki went on to Scotland to play professionally with Glasgow City Football Club and also completed a strength and conditioning internship at the Scottish Institute of Sport. Upon returning to Australia, Niki completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2019, and transitioned from soccer to AFL, playing VFLW with the Darebin Falcons. Since moving to Hobart in 2020, Nike has continued to play AFL with the Clarence Roos.
Niki has a strong interest in treating sports related injuries and injury prevention, particularly in Aussie Rules and Soccer players. She also has a passion for providing safe physiotherapy care to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Niki spends her free time being active in the Tassie wilderness and enjoys mountain biking, bushwalking and the occasional surf as well as spending time with her partner, friends and young dog Freddie.