Nicole Di Spirito
Registered Occupational Therapist
Nicole completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 2017 where she focused her studies on neuropsychological conditions including acquired and traumatic brain injury. Nicole gained experience in neurorehabilitation and recreation therapy before returning to UBC to complete her Master of Occupational Therapy. She has experience in a variety of practice settings, including community health, return to work programs for individuals experiencing chronic pain and concussion, and in acute care on neuro, orthopedic, and psychiatric hospital units. Across these settings, Nicole has provided functional and cognitive assessments to determine appropriate task modifications, education, and equipment needs for individuals recovering from physical and mental health conditions.
Nicole is passionate about applying evidence-based interventions from research in orthopedics, neurology, and psychology to her practice. She has been involved in research on coping mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease and the psychological impacts of COVID-19, and combines her background in psychology with her clinical experience in physical medicine to empower individuals in overcoming both mental and physical obstacles faced in injury or illness.
Outside of work, Nicole spends her free time road running and trail running with her dog, skiing, paddle boarding, and exploring new recipes. She has dedicated much of her life to athletics and is always happy to discuss exercise and its benefits for physical and mental health.
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