Katie earned her degree in Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia and her BA in Exercise and Physical Health Education from the University of Victoria. As a clinician with an extensive background in exercise rehabilitation and personal training in Canada and Australia, Katie is passionate about maximising her client’s results by combining manual therapy and active rehabilitation. She integrates many modalities into her physiotherapy practice including movement screening, Active Release Techniques, athletic taping, joint mobilisation and neural tissue mobilisation.
Katie has worked with a variety of athletes including men’s and women’s Australian Rules Football players, weight lifters, cyclists, golfers, dancers and long-distance runners. As a life-long competitive athlete herself, she understands the importance of pain-free mobility and stability. She also has a special interest in women’s health physiotherapy including pre and post-natal exercise and pelvic floor training.
Her holistic approach involves a thorough assessment and a patient-centered treatment plan, which includes a strong emphasis on patient education. She believes that educating patient’s on their injury or dysfunction and giving them the tools to correct it will inspire her patients to become their own best health advocate. She also values working collaboratively with other health practitioners to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals.
When she’s not working or studying, you can probably find Katie practicing her Olympic lifts in the gym or outdoors running/cycling. She plans to get back into training for triathlons in 2018. As a previous competitive gymnast, Katie’s party trick is to walk around on her hands.