Katie is founder of
Breeze Sports Therapy:
Sports & Remedial Therapy &
Female Centred Health and Wellness
I graduated from Loughborough University in 1997 with a BSc Hons in PE & Sports Science/Social Science, during which time I gained Exercise to Music and Gym Instruction qualifications, and worked at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro, as a PT and class instructor, alongside Dean Hodgkin, a world leader in the Health & Fitness Industry.
Honing my teaching skills, with a varied timetable of exercise classes, I became passionate about the promotion of health and fitness for people of all ages and abilities. Aerobics, Circuit Training, Body Pump, Body Balance, Spin, Boxercize and Relaxation Techniques, are just a selection of the classes I taught during my time at Ragdale Hall, as well as creating client training programmes for members and guests.
After graduating, I worked as a PT and Gym/Class Instructor in numerous national Gym chains, as well as in Marketing, and went on to travel the world for a couple of years working as Cabin Crew for British Airways.
Between 2002 and 2006, I took a break from working life in order to spend time with my children during their pre-school years, during which time I gained further qualifications in Holistic Massage, and a Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.
Now in my 40's, I have personal experience of the changes that occur in the female body as we transition in to our "third age", through peri to post menopause. Blending my personal experience with regular professional research reading, further qualifications in Women's Health for the 3rd Age (Diploma from Jenny Burrell Education), and ongoing CPD courses, I am able to create bespoke roadmaps for women to guide them on healthy lifestyle adaptations that will be supportive through the hormonal imbalance of peri- to post-menopause years.
It is not enough to just survive as our estrogen levels diminish and along with it, our mental and physical health.
MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE
With over 12 years experience as a Sports Therapist and as an accredited Women’s Health Specialist, I’ve worked with and taught 100’s of individuals, providing them with real solutions for their most pressing concerns regarding musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, ‘core rehabilitation’, strength & fitness, fat loss, and freedom of movement restoration. I am passionate about the development and maintenance of physical and mental health and wellbeing, throughout all stages of life, and using soft tissue health modalities alongside movement and exercise prescription, I provide holistic treatments and programmes that are bespoke to each individual's needs, aims and objectives.
SOFT TISSUE & MOVEMENT THERAPY
Level 4 Sports Therapist
The focus of many of my treatments are the common objectives of freedom of movement and pain reduction. If not the result of a specific trauma/injury, these are often the result of dynamic postural dysfunction.
It is through the analysis of human movement, the hands on assessment of restrictions in fascia and other soft tissues, and the balance of strength and weaknesses and activation of muscles, that a truly holistic treatment can be offered.
Movement prescription combined with a variety of Sports Therapy treatment modalities; including Myofascial Release, Dry Needling & Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques & Joint Mobilisations; are blended to create treatments that are as unique as the individual.
ACCREDITED WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE SERVICE PROVIDER
Women's Health Certifications & Accreditations:
Diploma - (Jenny Burrell Education)
Provision of Health and Lifestyle Care for the Peri- to Post-Menopausal Woman.
Level 3 Certified
Practitioner of Pre and Post Natal Exercise Prescription
Certified FABS Instructor
(Exercise for the Older Populations) through the nationally acclaimed Move it or Lose it.
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The fitness industry and healthcare profession are constantly evolving, and so to ensure that I am providing the best care possible, continued professional development is an ongoing commitment. I constantly strive to develop my practice knowledge and experience, in doing so, I regularly pursue further qualifications within the fitness industry and in the wider complementary healthcare profession.
CPD is gained through attending both in person and online seminars, workshops, conventions and training days, ensuring I stay on top of the latest techniques and that my knowledge is always current and as wide ranging possible.
Professional Standards, Qualifications & Insurance
BSc Hons PE & Sports Science/Social Science
Diploma Holistic Massage
Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist
Level 3 Pre-& Post Natal Exercise Prescription
YMCA Qualified Exercise to Music Instructor and Personal Trainer
Move It or Lose It Certified FABS Instructor
Accredited member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT)
Accredited Women' Health Peri-to Post Menopause Transition Practitioner (Burrell Education Diploma)
Associate member of FitPro
Find me on: the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register accredited by Professional Standards Authority.
To search the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, please visit www.fht.org.uk/register
Public Liability insured
MONDAY 11:00 - 18:30
TUES 11:00 - 17.00
WED 11.00 - 18.00
FRI 11.00 - 17.00
117 Belmont Rd