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Nicky Rolls – Titled Musculoskeletal and Titled Sports Physio

With over 25 years of experience in a range of settings, our Titled Musculoskeletal and Sports Physio Nicky draws upon high level skills and knowledge when treating patients for a range of musculoskeletal and sports conditions.

After graduating from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1991 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours, Nicky completed her post graduate Masters qualifications in both Musculoskeletal (2004) and Sports Physiotherapy (2005).  From then on, her clinical experience has been predominantly in private practice within Australia, however, she has worked in a range of other settings, including:

  • Orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation and private practice for 8 years in the US
  • Physiotherapy in Queensland’s Public Health Care System
  • Clinical Educator for final year physiotherapy students at UQ
  • Practical tutor/examiner for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students at Australian Catholic University
  • Treating Clinician in a number of Queensland University Clinical Research Trials – carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow), whiplash associated disorders and patellofemoral pain (knee pain)

These contexts have allowed to her gain extensive experience and in-depth knowledge around the treatment and diagnosis of a range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Nicky’s combined experiences as a high level athlete and Titled Sports physiotherapist have provided her with a special understanding of the needs of athletes, particularly in relation to training, management of injuries and early intervention.  As a Women’s A grade road cyclist, she competes in events both nationally and internationally, placing 2nd in the 2016 World Masters Road Championships and top of her Master’s age division on two occasions:

  • - National Champion for Road Cycling in –2015, 2016, 2017
  • - National Champion for Criterium –2016, 2017

Her specialised skills as a physio have been put to use in a number of high level sports organisations and events, including the Alice Springs Masters Games, Tennis Australia, X-fit Games, Qld and National Judo, Australian Women’s Handball Tea and the Qld Touch Football Championships- 2nd place at the World Masters Road Championships – 2016

Special Interest Areas:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neck and back pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports injuries (including prevention
  • Strength training


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours IIA) – UQ – 1991
  • Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – UQ – 2004
  • Masters of Sports Physiotherapy – UQ – 2005
  • Level One Strength and Training Certificate – ASCA 2015

Continuing Education

28th March, 2018 (2-3 hrs) Hamstring Symposium at QAS

20th August, 2017 (7-8 hrs) The Science of Cycling with Trish Wisbey-Roth and Paul Visentini

8th June, 2017 (1.5 hrs) Lateral Hip pain – Moving Forward with Alison Grimaldi and Rebecca Mellor

29/30th October, 2016 The Advanced Athletic Shoulder with Mary Magarey

26th October, 2016 (1.5 hrs) Exercise for Bone: moving in the right direction with Dr. Belinda Beck

25th May, 2016 (40 min) Physiopaedia interview with Professor Chad Cook Lumbar Examination and Low Back Pain

11th May, 2016 (48 min) Physiopaedia interview with Ebonie Rio Insights into treating tendinopathy

20th April, 2016 (1.5 hrs) Multi-factorial groin Pain – a focus on the soft tissue pathologies and away from the hip Presented by Kurt Lisle

16th March, 2016 (1.5 hrs) Short Graft Hamstring Sparing ACL reconstructions Presented by Dr. Kelly MacGroarty

18-20th March, 2016 Mastering Load Symposium Presented by Physiosports Brighton, multiple presenters

10th February, 2016 (1.5 hrs) Skin Examination for Physiotherapists Presented by Dr. Erin McMeniman

27th November 2015 (1 hr) Tennis Elbow: Current Research and Clinical Implications Presented by Dr. Leanne Bisset

13th and 14th November 2015 (1.5 days) The Adolescent Athlete (Tennis Australia)

21st October, 2015 (2 hrs) Load Management in Lower Limb Bony Stress Reaction/Fractures with Professor Belinda Beck

25th February, 2015 (2 hrs) Sports Concussion

7th December 2014 ASCA Level One Strength and Conditioning Course

20th November 2014 (2 hrs) QLD College Discussion Evening

14th – 15th November 2014 (7 hrs) Tennis Australia Wrist Symposium

2nd June 2014 (2 hrs) Injury Surveillance and Monitoring in Rugby League

27th March, 2014(2 hrs) Physiotherapy Breakfast Lecture

22nd – 23rd March 2014 (16 hrs) Tendinopathy: Research into clinical practice Presented by Professor Jill Cook, Adjunct Professor Craig Purdam, Ebonie Rio and Sean Docking.

18th March 2014 (2 hrs) A Bone and Joint health Exercise Model from Space Presented by Dr. Carolyn Richardson

1st – 2nd February 2014 (16 hrs) Bone Health in Sport Symposium Multiple presenters at the AIS

14th September 2013 (8 hrs) Tendinopathy Presented by Jill Cook, Craig Purdam, Ebonie Rio and Sean Docking.

30th July 2013 (1.5 hrs) Pharmacy Update

6th June 2013 (1.5 hrs) The Kinetic Chain and Lower Limb Injuries: A closer look at lumbo-pelvic morphology and motor control Presented by Dr. Julie Hides

1st – 2nd June 2013 (14 hrs) The Sporting Hip Presented by Dr. Kevin Sims

11th May 2013 (8 hrs) SMA Conference Multiple presenters

23rd April 2013 (2 hrs) Titleholders Evening Multiple Presenters

27th October 2012 (8hrs) Hamstring Assessment, Prevention and Rehabilitation Presented by Price Warren

25th September 2012 (1.5hrs) Midfoot Width Relevance when Assessing Biomechanics of the Foot Presented by Carles Escalona

16th September 2012 (8hrs) Musculoskeletal Mechanics and Symptoms Presented by Jenny McConnell

22nd August 2012 (2hrs) Is Lifting Really Bad For Your Back? Panel Presentation

31st July 2012 (1.5hrs) Sensorimotor Control Disturbances in neck Pain-An Update Presented by Dr. Julia Treleaven

14th July 2012 (7-8 hrs) Rocktape Seminar Presented by Brett Dellar

19th – 20th May 2012 Optimising Running and Cycling Biomechanics Presented by Trish Wisbey-Roth and Jason McLaren

18th April 2012 (1.5hrs) Pathway to becoming an Olympic Physio Presented by Ivan Hooper and Peter Wells

13th March 2012 (1.5hrs) Injury Trends in Tennis Presented by Kate Watson

28th February 2012 (1.5hrs) Whiplash: Minor Trauma but Complex Condition Presented by Michele Sterling

8th February 2012 (2hrs) Managing wrist pathology Presented by Dr. David Gilpin and Gradual Onset Injuries to the Weight-bearing Wrist Presented by Chris Brady.

25th August 2011 (2-3hrs) Controversies in Pars Defects Presented by Dr. Paul Licina and Lumbar Stress Fractures Presented by Kevin Sims

20th June 2011 (2-3hrs) Anatomy Night UQ Masters Students

17th May 2011 (1.5hrs) Exercise Therapy Use it or Lose it Presented by Donna McCook

17th April 2011 (7-8hrs) The Sporting Shoulder Workshop Presented by Craig Allingham and Bruce Rawson

16th April 2011 (7-8hrs) Strength in Rehab Workshop Presented by Craig Allingham, Bruce Rawson and Andrew McGough

12th April 2011 (1.5hrs) Analgesics for Musculoskeletal Pain Presented by Tony Hall

7th April 2011 (1hr) Working with Skills Sports Presented by Chris Brady

14th March 2011 (1.5hrs) Coming to grips with shoulder instability and impingement Presented by Wayne Rodgers

16th February 2011 (1.5hrs) Cases from the Field Presented by Dr. Peter Friis

15th February 2011 (1.5hrs) Keep Your Chin Up Presented by Dr. Shaun O’Leary

9th December 2010 (2.5hrs) 2010 The Sporting Hip Presented by Dr. Paul Weinrauch, Dr. Richard brown and Dr. Alison Grimaldi

18th November 2010 (2hrs) Chronic Medical Conditions in the Athlete Presented by Dr. Neville Bromley, Lauren Nugent and Michael Lloyd (QAS)

27th – 29th August 2010 The Role of CO-C3 Segmental Dysfunction in Primary Headache – Level 1 Presented by Dean Watson

10th August 2010 Movement System Impairments of the lumbar spine and hip: relationships and implications presented by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

30th – 31st July 2010 Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis in the Athlete Presented at the AIS, Canberra

21st July 2010 (2hrs) Current concepts in the Management of Tendinopathies and Musculoskeletal Conditions of Youth and Adolescents Presented by Dr. Daelyn Vivers and Dr. Matt Hislop

6th May 2010 (2hrs) Depression, Suicide and Psychopharmacology: Issues for Athletes and Sports Personnel Presented by Prof Frances Quirk (QAS)

28th April 2010 (2hrs) Ankle Review Presented by Dr. Ben Forster

8th March 2010 (2.5hrs) Impingement Syndromes of the Pelvis and Hip Presented by Dr. James Fitzgerald and Dr. Gary Shepard

2nd February 2010 (1.5hrs) Motor Control Training: from Elite Athletes to Astronauts Presented by Dr. Julie Hides

24th November 2009 (2hrs) Sport Science and the Australian Men’s Volleyball Team Presented by Jeremy Sheppard (QAS)

9th August 2009 (1 day) The Hip – Assessment, Treatment and Retraining and Lower Limb Dysfunction Presented by Trish Wisbey-Roth

27th May 2009 (1.5hrs) Exertional leg Pain Dr. Matthew Hislop

18th May 2009 (1.5 – 2hrs) Uncontrolled Movement Presented by Mark Comerford

7th April 2009 (1.5hrs) The Evidence for Orthotics and Anterior knee pain Presented by Natalie Collins

25th February 2009 (1.5hrs) The Endurance Athlete Presented by Britt Caling

24th February 2009 (2 hrs) Treating the Brain in Chronic Pain presented by Henry Tsoa

21st/22nd February 2009 McConnell Approach to the Lower Extremity Presented by Jenny McConnell

26th November 2008 (1.5hrs) The Athletic Hip Presented by Alison Grimaldi

17th September 2008 (1.5hrs) What not to miss in Sports Physio Presented by Dr. Mark Young

21st July 2008 (2hrs) ITB Compression Syndrome Presented by Alison Grimaldi

17th/18th May 2008 (12hrs) Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip and Pelvis Presented by Alison Grimaldi

13th May 2008 (1.5hrs) Transversus abdominis Presented Mark Comerford

10th March 2008 (1.5hrs) Thoracic Spine Presented by Quentin Scott

18th ebruary 2008 (1.5hrs) Neurodynamic Tests in the diagnosis of minor nerve injuries Presented by Michielle Coppitiers

25th/26th August 2007 (2 x 8hrs) Shoulder Surgery Course for Physiotherapists Presented by Dr. Sally Hess (sports physiotherapist), Dr.Andrew Ryan (orthopaedic surgeon) and Dr.Kevin Huang (orthopaedic surgeon)

11th August 2007 (2hrs) Real Time Ultrasound Inservice Presented by Sue Roll (musculoskeletal physiotherapist)

8th August 2007 (1.5hrs) Scaphoid Fractures SPA Clinical evening Presented by Dr. Richard Brown

25th July 2007 (1.5hrs) Cervicogenic Headaches Centre of Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) Update Presented by Professor Gwendolen Jull

19th July 2007 (1hr) Sacroiliac Joint specialisation update Presented by Steve Purcell (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialist)

8th July 2007 (8hrs) Lower Limb Symposium Course coordinator Luen Pearce

26th May 2007 (3-4hrs) Wesley Hospital Lecture Series Presented by the Queensland Orthopaedic Clinic

21st May 2007 (2hrs) Radiology for Physiotherapists MPA Clinical evening Presented by Dr. Ben Kelley

17th April 2007 (1.5hrs) The Complicated Elbow SPA/MPA Clinical evening Presented by Leanne Bissett

12th February 2007 (2hrs) Psoas Major Myths and Misconceptions MPA Clinical evening Presented by Mark Comerford

6th November 2006 (2hrs) Temperomandibular Joint Update MPA Clinical evening Presented by Dr. Shaun O’Leary

9th August 2006 (1.5hrs) Lower Limb Stress Fractures SPA Clinical evening Presented by Dr. Richard Brown

5th and 6th August 2006 (2 x 6-8 hrs) Performance Matrix Level 1 Presented by Mark Comerford

18th July 2006 (2hrs) Exercise Prescription III Presented by Melissa Locke-Hewitt

13th June 2006 (2hrs) Exercise Prescription II Presented by Mark Comerford

16th May 2006 (2hrs) Exercise Prescription I Presented by Donna McCook and Michelle Smith

15th March 2006 (1.5hrs) Tendinopathies Clinical evening (SPA) Presented by Dr. Mark Young


30th September and 1st October 2005 Tendinopathy Presented by Jill Cook and Craig Purdam
27th/28th August 2005 Putting your best foot forwards Presented by Tom McPoil

Bernadette Ha Musculoskeletal Physio Jindalee Brisbane
Bernadette Ha – Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Bernadette has extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions and women’s health issues. She has a particular interest in the treatment of a range of complex chronic pain cases, as well as headache. Bernadette is also passionate about addressing women’s health issues, providing treatment for incontinence, pelvic pain, abdominal separation and female sexual pain, so that her patients can live active, pain-free lives.