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Dan Nicholls MSc MCSP MMACP

Dan is a local extended scope practitioner as well as physiotherapist at Motion Physiotherapy. He has previously worked as the lead physiotherapist for Basketball England. Additionally, he has travelled both nationally and internationally with swimming, track & field and football. He is a guest lecturer at Brighton University and teaches human anatomy in the cadaver lab to pre and post graduate students. Dan was appointed as physiotherapist at the London 2012 Olympic Games based at the polyclinic in the athletes village. He was also appointed as physiotherapist with Team England, as part of the medical team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.  

Dan completed his MSc in Rehabilitation Science at Brighton University, after gaining his BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention at Middlesex University. He has also completed a PG dip in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Brighton University accredited by the MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).

Prior to his studies Dan worked as a personal trainer and continues to maintain a keen interest in strength & conditioning as well as exercise rehabilitation.



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Penny Nicholls BSc (Hons) MCSP

Penny is a highly specialised musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 10 years experience working within the private and public sector.

In her NHS role she runs a physiotherapy department and carries a diverse and complex musculoskeletal caseload of patients including paediatrics. Penny also provides supervision and teaching to senior physiotherapists.

She studied physiotherapy at Cardiff University and also has a degree in Sport Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention from Middlesex University. Prior to qualifying as a physiotherapist Penny worked as a fitness instructor at David Lloyd Gym.

Penny strives to deliver high quality physiotherapy using her breadth of advanced manual therapy skills teamed with her strength and conditioning background. She enjoys collaborating with patients to achieve their goals. 

Another area of special interest is breast care following breast reconstructive surgery post cancer.

She has a passion for exercise and enjoys running and gym training. She has also competed in netball and volleyball and maintains a keen interest in all sports. 


Chloe Pollard

Chloe has a Level 3 Diploma in sports massage. She has an impressive background in open water swimming with numerous national medals. Chloe currently represents Great Britain internationally in triathlon and aquathlons for the elite teams. That is not the limit of Chloe’s talents, she also graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Physiotherapy. However her physiotherapy career is currently on hold whilst she pursues her full time triathlon career, representing Great Britain.

Chloe has worked with many athletes from school to international level. She continues to strive to help others achieve personal goals either within the sporting environment or everyday life.

Chloe will be offering sports massage at Motion Physiotherapy on Monday afternoons and evenings.