Recreation Therapy Team
Nicole Sales, Recreation Therapist (TRS) and Clinic Manager
Nicole is a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) registered with the British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA).
Nicole graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Douglas College in 2017 specializing in Physical Rehabilitation and Children and Youth. Prior to completing her Bachelor’s Degree, Nicole completed a Sport Science Diploma through Douglas College. Nicole is passionate about working with adolescents in the community, as well as older adults and seniors in long term care settings. Prior to Enable OT, she worked with adolescents in a supported independent living setting, focusing on community reintegration and independent recreation participation. She also spent time working with older adults residing in an Acquired Brain Injury unit. She particularly enjoyed her time at George Pearson Centre when working with adults with severe physical challenges in 2017.
Recreation has always been a key component of Nicole’s life. Growing up, she played competitive soccer and fastpitch while also taking ballet, jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre dance lessons. As an adult, Nicole continues to participate in recreation through women’s soccer and co-ed softball. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys weightlifting, being outdoors, and reading. Her strong personal connection with various recreation and leisure activities naturally guided Nicole towards pursuing an education in a field that recognizes the benefits that recreation participation can provide for individuals.
Managing Anxious Symptoms of Children and Adolescents with ASD: Practical Strategies, Dr. Judy Reaven (Sept 2018)