Nikki Donovan

Sports Rehabilitation Therapist

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With a Masters in Sports Rehabilitation, Nikki specializes in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. This includes a thorough assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. She is highly skilled in delivering preventive and therapeutic interventions, and educating and supporting her patients through hands-on and exercise rehabilitation. Nikki has worked with athletes of all participation levels, in various sports including rugby, football, netball, golf and weightlifting. Experiencing the demands of elite sport as a young athlete introduced her to similar challenges as the athletes under her care. Last year, Nikki ventured further afield to work with skiers in the French Alps, which allowed her the opportunity to be exposed to and treat a variety of different injuries.

Nikki is a strong believer that a holistic approach allows for optimal recovery and performance, through consideration of the multifactorial needs of each individual. Achieving a Masters in Sports Psychology enables Nikki to incorporate this method in the recovery and performance of every person in her care. The rapport and relationship she is able to develop with each patient plays a big role in the effectiveness of rehabilitation. Additionally, Nikki’s personal training and coaching background proves to be useful with identifying potential injury risk factors and she has an interest in injury prevention through corrective exercise.


  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support
  • Certified Personal Trainer and CrossFit Coach
  • RFU Immediate Care in Sport Level 2
  • WRU Sports Trauma


  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • BASRaT Accredited Sports Rehabilitator


  • BSc Sport and Physical Education
  • MSc Sports Psychology
  • MSc Sports Rehabilitation (research published in the Journal of Sport and Health Sciences)


  • Golf Union of Wales
  • Saracens Women
  • Swansea City Football Academy
  • Swansea RFC (Men and Women)
  • Welsh Masters Hockey
  • Welsh Netball Association
  • Wales Women’s Rugby Squad


It's always good to receive your feeback...

  Just a quick line Chris to say that I’ve just got back from the second lot of skiing this year and that the knees have held up well thanks to your expert advice and the exercise regime you gave me. I wouldn’t have thought it possible to keep on with the skiing – and it probably wouldn’t have been without your intervention. 

Mr N Parkes

  I was very pleased with the treatment that my daughter received at Swansea Physiotherapy. I have used Chris & Co several times over the past five years and would definitely recommend.

Helen Price

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