Nicole Houde-Shulman

**Returning from Maternity leave April 2024**

Nicole grew up in Richmond, BC where she competed at high levels in various sports and dance disciplines. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy (2016), and an Undergraduate Degree in Science (2014), both obtained at Queen’s University and graduated on the Dean’s Honours List with Distinction. Following her education, she had the pleasure of working alongside her Dad who is a seasoned Physiotherapist in the lower mainland. She then worked in Kingston, Ontario treating clients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as post-concussion syndrome and vertigo. Nicole believes in client-centered care, she actively listens to the goals and needs of her clients. Her mission is to improve mobility and restore function for her patients so they can live healthy and active lifestyles. In her free time, Nicole enjoys being outdoors, hiking, skiing, and practicing yoga. Having recently moved to West Kelowna, she is excited to explore all the Okanagan has to offer. 

Continuing education:

  • Clinical Instructor, Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation
  • UBC Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) certified
  • Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Level 1
  • Acupuncture Canada Certification (ACC) – Anatomical Acupuncture courses AA1 & AA2
  • Whiplash Associated Disorders by APTEI
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation by Dizziness and Balance Rehab Clinic
  • Concussion Management by Concussion Rehab Works 
  • Active Release Techniques Provider (ART) 
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders by the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) 
  • Manual Therapy Level I, Orthopaedic Division of Canada
  • K-Taping ® Pro Therapist Training Certification
  • Soft Tissue Release Certification 
  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C Health Care Provider Level