I am Nicola Brown, pain specialist physiotherapist, health coach and founder of Integrative Physiotherapy.
I support people living with persistent pain, who desire an active, healthy and enjoyable life, and who want to build the confidence and freedom to do the things that are important to them.
I take a whole person approach, and I am passionate in helping people to understand complex pain, and I bring together a bespoke range of tools and techniques to create optimal health and wellbeing, through a positive, compassionate and empowering lens.
I believe that it is possible to have a fulfilling life, alongside pain.
I qualified as a physiotherapist over 20 years ago, where training was focused on finding the cause of the problem and learning how to ‘fix’ it. Sometimes this worked well, but often not, if the problem was complex, had been going on for some time and previous treatments had failed to work. I also started to see people with more widespread and multiple pain areas, where the pain was having a significant impact on their daily life, and I did not have the tools to really help them.
When I moved to Swindon in 2006, I was lucky to work with a great mentor and teacher, who taught me about persistent pain, and the importance of looking at the whole person, and other significant and influencing factors around sleep, stress, the person’s understanding of pain, beliefs around it, current coping strategies, activity levels, work issues, support structures, and whether they felt able to do the things that they value.
Book a Free 20-minute Introductory Call
This call is an opportunity to ask any questions, and for me to find out more about you and the kind of help you are looking for. Together we can discuss the prospect of working together, and how this might look.
My passion for working with people in pain has never waned, and I have spent the past 17 years studying it, belonging to groups that are at the cutting edge of pain science and translating this into a range of tools and techniques to help people better live alongside their pain.
The approach I take today brings together all of my knowledge and experience, into a range of tools and techniques, designed to restore, nourish, connect with, and understand the body, and enable people to reach their potential and live well with pain.
If you would like to learn more and discuss how working together could benefit you, book in for a free introductory phone call.
- Batchelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy (University of Brighton)
- First Class Master's degree in Pain Management (Cardiff University School of Medicine)
- Acupuncture accreditation (Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists)
- Certified health coach (National Society of Health Coaches)
- Advanced Adviser in Clinical Weight Loss, Sleep management, Stress management, Supplements, and Nutritional Therapist (Health Sciences Academy)
- Including regular CPD courses, for example, Foundational CBT (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre), Motivational Interviewing (Psychwire), Graded Motor Imagery (NOI), and ACT (Bath Centre for Pain Services).