Dr Nicole Sly
FASCEP, MBBS, BPhty
Dr Nicole Sly is a Sport and Exercise Physician with experience supporting elite Australian athletes in Cricket, Rugby Union, Sevens, Rowing and Triathlon. She is passionate about applying the skills learnt working with these athletes to all her patients, helping them achieve their personal best. Prior to studying medicine, Nicole worked as a Physiotherapist and believes that an active rehabilitation plan is essential.
Nicole is thorough and holistic in her approach, taking the time to understand each patient’s lifestyle and goals to tailor a plan for the individual. She believes that collaboration and timely communication with other health professionals is key to ensuring a smooth recovery and preventing further injury.
Although all ages are catered for, Nicole has a particular interest in treating children and adolescents, supporting them to reach their performance and participation goals, while considering their future health and wellbeing.
An appreciation of the unique needs of children and their families was fostered working at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead Institute of Sports Medicine (CHISM) and in Paediatric Emergency. Nicole pioneered a Sports Medicine Clinic at Pymble Ladies’ College, consulting students on an individual basis and delivering education on Sports Medicine topics to students and parents. She continues to support her local community, providing rapid access to an injury and concussion clinic for schools and sporting clubs.
Nicole has published research in the field of Injury Prevention Exercise Programmes in Youth Rugby Union and enjoys presenting to school, community sporting clubs and other health practitioners on Female Athlete health and other Sports Medicine topics.
A proud member of the Harbord Harlequins Rugby Union Club, Nicole keeps busy enjoying the active, outdoor lifestyle on the Northern Beaches with her husband and two sons. In a previous life, she was a ‘serious’ endurance athlete, taking on Paris Marathon and 70.3 Triathlons, she now enjoys a spot of tennis and group Strength and Conditioning gym classes.
Consulting from Northern Beaches Hospital Private Suites, PhysxRehab (within the Manly United Football Association Clubhouse) and for students only, at Pymble Ladies’ College.