Nicole Cummins, CTRS
Nicole Cummins graduated from Central Michigan University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology. She is a CTRS with over 31 years of experience. Throughout her career, she has worked with a variety of patients within orthopedic, neurological, and rehabilitation services at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine, as well as owned and operated her private practice where she provided community reintegration and aquatic exercise for clients with brain injuries. In addition, Nicole has experience teaching as a part time instructor at Eastern Michigan University. Clinically, she utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to expressive and creative arts, horticulture, animal assisted therapy, music, technology for therapeutic outcomes, aquatic therapy, exercise, chronic pain and stress management, and nutritional cooking/ baking. She enjoys introducing her clients and their families to new leisure and recreation opportunities, helping her clients feel confident to participate and succeed, ultimately regaining a meaningful quality of life.