Nicole Hart

(She/Her/Hers) CHT, BScPT, BHK

Registered Physiotherapist & Certified Hand Therapist

Nicole is a Certified Hand Therapist with over 15 years of physiotherapy experience. She obtained her Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia in 2001, and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in 2005. Since 2006, Nicole has worked in private practice in Victoria, specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation. Nicole is a member of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists, American Society of Hand Therapists and attends the annual BC Hand Society meeting.

Nicole founded Active Recovery in 2017 with the goal of providing exemplary care to all her clients with Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand injuries. Since then, the clinic has expanded to include three more physiotherapists with specialization in hand therapy that share her philosophy of providing excellent clinical care with an active approach to rehabilitation. Nicole continues to mentor the entire team at Active Recovery to provide excellence in care and the latest in hand therapy techniques and splinting. She enjoys teaching and mentoring and regularly invites students and physiotherapists keen to learn about hand therapy to shadow and learn at the clinic.

Nicole loves building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients, providing them the education, splints, treatment and home exercises they need after an injury or surgery to return to what they love doing. She believes her clients deserve to be well-informed about their injuries and empowered with treatments they can use to help themselves heal and strengthen. Nicole’s clients appreciate the detailed assessment and treatment planning, informative education, attention to detail in their custom splints, and personalized home exercise programs she provides.

When she’s not in the clinic, Nicole is often reading, weight training, or spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.

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