User:Nicole Hills

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Nicole Beamish (nee Hills)[edit | edit source]

About Me[edit | edit source]

Nicole is a physiotherapist with a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada). Nicole’s research explores the musculoskeletal changes that occur during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. She is passionate about helping to bridge the gap between clinical practice and physiotherapy research.

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Education[edit | edit source]

Ph.D., School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (2017)

MScPT, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (2010)

BKin, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2008)

Professional Appointments[edit | edit source]

Knowledge Translation Manager (Physiopedia)

Professional Affiliations[edit | edit source]

Registered Physiotherapist with the Ontario College of Physiotherapist

Knowledge Translation Chair for the Women's Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), (2016-present)

World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 Presentations[edit | edit source]

Nicole will be presenting two presentations at Congress this year on the Coronavirus Disease Programme, our massive open online course which aims to provide a practicing physiotherapist/physical therapist with the knowledge, practices and skills to allow them to play a proactive role in global and local efforts to reduce the impact of this pandemic.

If you are registered for Congress you can find her platform presentations by searching the following titles:

  • PL - 00890 Participant outcomes of a massive open online course (MOOC) developed as a response to educate physiotherapists on coronavirus disease 2019
  • PL - 00886 The reach, engagement and experience of participants in the 2020 Physiopedia coronavirus disease programme: a massive open online course

You can access and begin the Coronavirus Disease Programme by following this link and learn more about the programme here.

Physiopedia Projects[edit | edit source]

The Women's Health Division's Content Initiative

Publications[edit | edit source]

  1. McGowan E, Beamish N, Stokes E, Lowe R. Core competencies for physiotherapists working with refugees: A scoping review. Physiotherapy. 2020 Apr 30.
  2. Beamish N, Green N, Nieuwold E, McLean L. Differences in linea alba stiffness and linea alba distortion between women with and without diastasis recti abdominis: The impact of measurement site and task. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2019 Sep;49(9):656-65.
  3. Hills NF, McLean L, Graham RB. Diastasis recti and trunk muscle function in women at one-year postpartum. In press at Physical Therapy Journal. 2018.
  4. Hills NF, Keshwani N, McLean L. The influence of ultrasound transducer tilt in the cranial and caudal direction on measurements of inter-rectus distance in parous women. Physiotherapy Canada. 2017; Mar 6:1-5.
  5. Keshwani N, Hills N, Mclean L. Inter-rectus distance measurement using ultrasound imaging: Does the rater matter? Physiotherapy Canada. 2016;68(3):223–9.
  6. Southwell D, Hills NF, McLean L, Graham RB. The acute effects of the abdominal drawing-in maneuver on spine stability and neuromuscular control. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. 2016;13(1):1-8

Where you can find me[edit | edit source]

If you are a researcher or clinical-scientist that is interested in sharing your research with the Physiopedia community I would love to help. You can email me at [email protected] to learn more about how Physiopedia can help.

Connect with me on ResearchGate or on Twitter