A bit about me....
I currently live in Bristol with my husband Ben, and my 2 teenage daughters, but prior to family life, I studied at and graduated from Loughborough University 1997 with a BSc in PE & Sports Science/Social Science.
I've always had a passion for sports and a keen interest in physical and psychological health promotion. During my degree I gained further Exercise to Music and Gym Instruction qualifications working at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro, as a PT and class instructor, alongside Dean Hodgkin, a world leader in the Health & Fitness Industry. This role included teaching a varied timetable of exercise classes including Aerobics, Circuits, Body Pump, Body Balance, Spin, Boxercise and Relaxation Techniques.
Alongside my passion for female health and wellbeing, I am a Level 4 Sports Therapist providing Sports & Remedial Therapy for clients with wide ranging needs. I worked for 11 years at C1 Chiropractic Health Centre in the centre of Bristol, until Coronavirus forced my practice there to stop, however I continue to practice from my private clinic based in St Andrews (BS6) in Bristol. I do also provide an Emergency call out service for those individuals who feel they need more urgent attention. Please see the Services page for full details.
The health and fitness industry is an ever evolving one, and so continued professional development is hugely important to me. Over the years I have developed my practice knowledge and experience, and continue to pursue further qualifications within both the fitness industry and in the wider complementary health field.
I am a level 3 qualified practitioner of Pre and Post Natal Exercise Prescription, a FABS Instructor (Exercise for the Older Populations) through the nationally acclaimed Move it or Lose it and have a Diploma in the provision of Health and Lifestyle care for the Peri- to Post Menopausal Woman.
Further CPD learning is also obtained through attending as many seminars, workshops, conventions and training days as possible, in order to stay on top of the latest techniques and ensuring my knowledge is always as current and as wide ranging as my clients.
Life outside of work:
Fitness is a constant, and so much of my downtime does involve being active with my family. I have successfully completed the Virgin London Marathon twice raising funds for Bristol Rugby Community Foundation, as well as organising, and running another personal Macmillan fundraising Marathon around the harbourside of Bristol in July 2019.
I regularly participate in 1/2 marathons and 10k's and fully understand and empathise with athletes of all sports; novice and more elite, who are suffering injury. I will therefore assess and treat appropriate to individual need and offer progressive treatment and rehab programmes with the aim of getting every individual back to full fitness (whatever that looks like personally), as safely and swiftly as possible.
When I'm not keeping myself fit, I am mostly driving my very athletic daughters to sprint training and competitions!
Some of the many athletes I regularly treat are competitive runners, cyclists, tri-athletes, hurdlers, rugby players and experts in martial arts. Working with athletes from varied sports highlights the different biomechanic demands that are placed on the body. No two treatments are the same, just as no two individuals are the same.
Previous events include The Gower Tri-athlon in Swansea, and for the seventh successive year, Breeze Sports Therapy will be supporting Bristol Rugby Community Foundation's primary fundraising event - Break The Cycle (www.breakthecyclechallenge.co.uk)
If you need a Therapist to support an event you are involved with, please contact Katie via the contact page or call 07775 852791