Karen Nichol graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in
Physiotherapy in 1999. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as well as the
Physiotherapy Association of B.C. Karen previously worked at New West Orthopaedic & Sports
Medicine Centre until 2013. She now operates out of Royal City Physio in New Westminster.
Karen has always worked extensively with sports teams at various levels. These include Premier Rugby, Jr A Football, Canadian Field Hockey, as well as Sr A and Canadian Lacrosse. She is currently the head therapist for Coquitlam Adanac Sr A's and served as chief therapist for Team Canada's lacrosse team during both the 2007 & 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. She served as a head therapist for several years with The On-Field Clinic, specializing in sports specific rehab of pro and amateur athletes. Karen is consultant and head therapist for the Police Academy at The Justice Institute of B.C. since 2004. She also actively consults for many local minor sports organizations in the Tri-Cities.
Karen enjoys staying active in her free time with running, hiking, biking, swimming and yoga.
SportMedBC acknowledges that we are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Musqueam Nation. We recognize and respect them as nations in this territory, as well as their historic connection to the lands and waters around us since time immemorial.