Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Specialist
M Phil, MCSP, BSc Cardiff 1996
Kate has many years of experience working with patients, GPs and their consultants where necessary, to provide encouragement and support to those who seek caring, open, yet confident guidance as they follow their journey through recovery from injury.
Kate has a sporting background, having captained her Liverpool university netball team and also rowed for her Cardiff University team. She has always kept fit and has successfully completed London marathons. She also supports her two children through their own sporting development as they taste an active lifestyle; her daughter is now a County gymnast, her son a keen street dancer/tumbler! The whole family enjoy horses and skiing.
Kate’s first degree was in Human Movement Science from Liverpool University in 1991, soon followed by a Masters Degree in Biomechanics. Having worked in the field of Sports Science, she since pursued a physiotherapy degree at Cardiff University in 1996, following which she worked at Frenchay Hospital, gaining Clinical Assistant status and thoroughly enjoying more of a diagnostic role in the management of spinal problems for both Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Consultants.
During her career Kate has enjoyed providing physiotherapy support to those injured whilst skiing in the French Alps. She was also the lead physiotherapist in establishing Bristol University’s Healthy Living Centre service, providing medical support to students and the public. Alongside these roles, Kate also worked in private practice.
Given Kate’s background, she is ideally suited to the management of athletes and those interested in keeping active, as well as bringing a wealth of training & experience to the diagnosis and care of patients with spinal problems.
Kate has also trained in bio-feedback, using heart rhythm to assist with improving performance, increasing resilience and easing anxiety.
Kate brings informed & experienced hands to bear, utilising manual skills plus her huge background in human movement and exercise to facilitate recovery.