With over 30 years experience, Kath has been working to enable people to recover from their injuries and improve their physical well being.
Having qualified from Kings College Hospital, London in 1986, Kath has worked in a wide range of hospital physiotherapy departments, including intensive care, acute trauma, special care baby and neurosurgery units. Working with musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries however, were always her main focus. Her wider experience provides a broader understanding and appreciation of the body’s systems as a whole and target the best solution to get you back to your normal activities competently and more able than before.
Sports injury prevention and management have always played a large part in Kath’s professional career, this has included holding the post of club physiotherapist at several gymnastic clubs as well as working with elite gymnasts at National and International level. Other positions have included representing physiotherapists working in gymnastics on the British Olympic Medical Commission. In 1994 Kath achieved an MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University. Her interest in sports medicine has involved her in the treatment of sports people at all levels and across many disciplines, ranging from the infrequent runner to the professional footballer and elite athlete.
Rehabilitation and education is very important at Piper Physiotherapy providing a firm foundation for patient independence and self reliance. This process is aided by the use of Clinical Pilates. Kath utilises Pilates exercises in patient’s self management care programmes and gained qualification as a Clinical Pilates instructor in 2003, with a further qualification in the specific area of Ante and Post natal Pilates in 2004.
Gaining a post graduate diploma in Manipulative Therapy from Coventry University in 2004 led to membership of the prestigious Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.