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Nicole is a Tampa native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. While there, she had the privilege of pole vaulting on the USF Track and Field team. She worked over 5 years locally in water and wastewater engineering where she developed strong problem solving skills that she now applies to helping patients discover why they have difficulty moving and how to return to their prior level of function. Nicole is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, FL. She has practiced in several settings including chronic pain, sports rehab, and in-patient rehab that has boosted her passion to compassionately help patients of all ages and fitness levels to achieve their goals with an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan. Nicole enjoys the beach, exercising, coaching, Olympic lifting, reading, playing sports – including golf, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.