Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Charles Sturt University
GradCert Paediatric Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne
GradCert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne
CONTINENCE AND PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY (MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN)
After graduating as a Physiotherapist from Charles Sturt University, Kate decided to pursue her interest in the specialist areas of paediatrics and continence and pelvic health through further studies at Melbourne University. Kate has worked in a variety of settings in NSW and Victoria but now calls Orange her home.
Within Orange Kate has worked in private practice, as a lecturer and assessor at Charles Sturt University, at ODEEP (Orange and District Early Education Program), and was running her own business Central West Kids Physio prior to taking maternity leave.
Kate will join the Pinnacle team in April 2020 and we're thrilled to be able to provide a paediatric physiotherapy service, including treatment for conditions such as plagiocephaly, torticollis, talipes, developmental delay, neuromuscular and congenital disabilities, incontinence and soiling, musculoskeletal and growth-related conditions and impaired balance and coordination.
In the area of pelvic health and continence Kate treats both men and women, including management of a range of conditions such as urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and pre and post surgical care and advice (such as hysterectomy in women and radical prostatectomy in men). Kate also provides physiotherapy for pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions. Kate uses real time ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of pelvic floor dysfunction.
When not working as a Physiotherapist, Kate’s favourite things to do are to spend time with her husband and young twins, travel and stay active playing netball and running.