Katherine qualified at the University of East London in the UK and worked in all disciplines of physiotherapy before becoming a Senior Physiotherapist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital specializing in orthopedics and outpatients. She completed the South African conversion exams in 2006 and completed two years of community service before opening her own practice in 2009 alongside a pilates studio.
Katherine has completed a range of postgraduate qualifications and courses including Bobath rehabilitation; dry needling; APPI pilates; shoulder rehab; knee pain; HIV management; the neurophysiology of pain; wheelchair prescription, active tape, BLS healthcare and more.
Katherine recognizes the connection between mental health and changes in pain and function. Her philosophy has molded Palm Tree Clinic's program into the holistic one it is today.
What role does physiotherapy play in my management at Palm Tree Clinic?
Pain and illness can reduce quality of life and can be linked to anxiety, stress and depression. Physiotherapists have the skills to assess and treat these physical conditions and can contribute to improving mental health.
Physiotherapists offer manual treatments, education on pain management and tailored exercise programs, all of which can improve independence, confidence, mood and physical function.
In addition, physiotherapists offer treatments that can assist with the following:
Back or neck pain
Knots, tension or pain in muscles
Chest infections or bronchitis
Joint pain or arthritis
Physiotherapists also assist in developing individual exercise programs and physical rehabilitation.