Special Interests: Community Physiotherapy/Outpatients, Post Operative and Neurological Rehabilitation
Nicola Preece graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2002 and began her career at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn NHS Trust where she gained experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient therapy settings covering orthopaedics, surgical and medical wards and neurology. Since 2006 she has had a keen interest in neurology and became the senior physiotherapist and then team lead of the stroke unit which involved treating patients in the acute stages of stroke recovery and following them through with their rehabilitation.
In 2009 she became a clinical specialist in stroke and worked at St Ann's Hospital in Haringey providing assessment and physiotherapy treatment to stroke patients using a range of approaches to facilitate normal movement and promote functional independence. Also in this role she was involved in the development of the Haringey stroke pathway; part of the National Stroke Strategy, auditing its progress and leading staff through new changes.
In 2012 Nicola moved to the Isle of Man with her family and worked at Nobles Hospital as a band 7 physiotherapist in neurology providing rehab to a variety of stroke and elderly patients within a rehab setting and also had a varied outpatients list. It is here she started her own private work and set up and ran a weekly exercise group in conjunction with the Stroke Association, held at the local sports centre.
Since returning to England in 2014, Nicola now works at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, part time, allowing her to continue with private work and also to spend more time with her son.