Mrs Nicola Postol

Mrs Nicola Postol

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Nicola graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in England in 2000. She has had a variety of clinical experience, both in the United Kingdom and in Australia, particularly in Neurology and General Rehabilitation, and has worked in management in both Public and Private Healthcare. She has also been a Casual Tutor in the Undergraduate Physiotherapy Course at the University of Newcastle, NSW, since 2009.

Nicola’s career has involved working extensively in all the medical areas of Physiotherapy (Respiratory, Neurology and General Medicine), and in Rehabilitation (particularly after Stroke, falls, surgery and illness). Nicola has a particular interest in working with the older population, and those with long-term and neurological conditions. She has a very strong belief in enabling clients to identify ways to manage their conditions better, particularly through exercise, and in empowering people to be able to self-manage their conditions, where possible.

Nicola has worked in many different settings (Acute care, Public and Private Healthcare, Residential Aged Care, and Community Health), and as part of many new services. She is well practised at the development and auditing of new roles, as well as the usual responsibilities of a Senior Physiotherapist.

Nicola has always felt that it is extremely important to keep challenging herself professionally. Having worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, in management and in a senior clinical capacity, she started her own mobile Physiotherapy business in January 2015, working with the type of clients she is most passionate about, delivering healthcare within their own homes. She also commenced her PhD (Physiotherapy) in Robotics in Neuro-rehabilitation in October 2016. The research team Nicola is a part of are assessing the potential benefit of the REX robotic exoskeleton with those who have severe mobility impairment due to Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury.


Keywords

  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Robotic Exoskeletons

Languages

  • English (Mother)
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Mrs Nicola Postol

Contact Details

Email nicola.postol@uon.edu.au
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