Cheddar Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Qualified from Bath School of Physiotherapy in 1982.
Worked in two Coventry Hospitals before moving to Newport in South Wales to a senior post in orthopaedics, casualty, hydrotherapy and out patients In 1987 she worked part time in St Davids Hospital Cardiff and the University Hospital of Cardiff in Out patients whilst her son was growing up.
She set up in Private practice in 1997 in a GP practice in Cardiff and also worked in industry giving ergonomic advice along with back care and lifting advice for companies such as Inland Revenue, British Gas, Companies House and Hyder.
A keen interest in prevention of back pain took her into local schools to talk on back care and posture culminating in a front page newspaper article and a radio interview for Radio Wales. She also helped to set up and run the Cardiff Group of Back Care a self help group for back pain sufferers.
Kathy is a keen sports woman enjoying cycling and walking now but played county badminton in the past and has been involved in the treatment of sports men women and children for many years.
In 1985 she studied acupuncture and is now qualified in the Western Approach to acupucnture for pain relief.
She moved to Somerset in 1999 and set up the Cheddar Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic and went back to NHS work in Nailsea and Backwell GP surgeries. She then worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner in the Chew Valley GP surgeries setting up direct referrals for physiotherapy treatment before devoting full time to private practice between Cheddar and Sandford Physiotherapy clinics.
At the Sandford Physiotherapy Clinic she developed skills in treating womens health problems such as stress and urge incontinence and prolapse. This led on to working in anti natal and post natal care, providing exercise classes for post natal Mums.
She is now a qualified Pilates instructor and takes Pilates classes at Draycott Memorial Hall.