About us


About Us

3PO, short for Poulsen Pinto Physiotherapy & Osteopathy – Massage, Sports and Healthcare – was created in 2021 by Nicola Poulsen, M.Ost Osteopath and Hugo Pinto, PT Physiotherapist, who both specialise in High Performance Sports Rehabilitation, Prevention and Recovery Strategies, Massage and patient centred care.

This motivated team of Health Practitioners, has made it its mission to improve the health and peak performance of swimming and triathletes and overall sports enthusiasts on an amateur level, as well as treating patients in a normal clinical setting. We operate in the area of Zürich. Currently, our location is in Aathal and we cooperate with The Swiss Aquatics Swimming on a regular basis.

Nicola has a wealth of extensive High-Performance experience, having been part of the Swiss Olympics Team for the Olympic Games in Rio (2016) as well as several High-Performance events for both Swiss Triathlon and Swiss Swimming Federation including Long and Short-Course European and World Championships as a part of the Elite team.

Hugo also has High-Performance experience having worked for the Portuguese Swimming Federation since 2006. In 2018  he joined the Swiss Aquatics Swimming team as part of the Elite team. He attended the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as their physiotherapist.

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The team’s well-rounded skill set in manual therapy and sports rehabilitation is the perfect combination for a successful physical therapy clinic specialising in sports and rehabilitation. The Concept at 3PO focuses on promoting and preserving the health and well-being of our patients with work and sport related injuries. With work and sport related injuries. 

The Tensegrity Model

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3PO chose the tensegrity model as it’s symbol due to our perspective and approach towards healthcare. It is easy to assume that the majority of problems in our Health are complex ones. Usually Multifactorial, with several of the bodies systems acting together. The idea that the body works as a unit is an Osteopathic principle. The concept of tensegrity, or biotensegrity when applied to Health, evokes the same process of understanding one’s body. Putting strain on one part will have repercussions everywhere else to the point that we might actually end up treating a symptom rather than the core problem. A global, more interwoven approach is many times needed in order to get to the root cause. 

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