Dr Nicol van Dyk

Physiotherapist, PhD
Dublin, Ireland

Nicol van Dyk is a physiotherapist and clinical researcher currently occupying the role of Injury Surveillance and Medical Research Officer with the Irish Rugby Football Union in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Stellenbosch University in 2005, and completed his MSc in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 2010. Having worked in a number of different sporting environments, including cricket, rugby, and football, he worked as sports physiotherapist at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa before moving to Qatar in 2013. Nicol is an associate editor and editorial board member of British journal of sports medicine (BJSM), and enthusiastic about the role of social media in the dissemination of scientific evidence and research knowledge. As a clinical researcher with a special interest in muscle injuries and injury prevention, he has great appreciation for integrated healthcare and evidence based medicine. He completed his PhD at Ghent University, Belgium in April 2018 having investigated risk factors for hamstring injuries in professional football players.