KHPhysiotherapy is owned and run by me….Kerstine.
I qualified as a sports injury and rehabilitation therapist in 2009 after studying for 2 years at The Midlands School of Massage in Nottingham. Prior to this I was a serving Fire Fighter with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. I continued on to train as a physiotherapist at the University of Nottingham after working for the NHS in a busy, local community NeuroRehabilitation team. After working within a local respiratory team and for a private company dealing with mainly whiplash patients I realised I wanted to offer my patients a much more personalised, hands on experience so I set up KHPhysiotherapy.
My goals for every patient are to provide them with a comfortable, welcoming environment and give them the support, education and advice for them to be able to take ownership of their condition and move forwards along their road to recovery. Setting up my business in my community means I can support local people and hopefully continue to develop links between local GPs, groups and businesses. I have a good relationship with Kimberley Leisure Centre and several local PTs and trainers. I have invested in my own development so I can add an extra dimension to my knowledge.
Personally I like to keep fit and active and hopefully inspire others to be more active. I am a regular at Kimberley Leisure Centre and love working out with weights in the gym. This year I smashed my half marathon at Liverpool, coming in in 1hr 36 with a final 3 mile headwind. I’ve taken part in various events and finished in the top 3 in several. My business continues to develop and 2020 looks to be an exciting time for the clinic.
I have a level 4 Strength & Conditioning qualification and I continue to be an active member of my local running club the Kimberley & District Striders.
Physiotherapy helps people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement, exercises, manual therapy, education and advice. It is both an active and a passive therapy whereby your physiotherapist will collect detailed information from you to build up a subjective history, set out a detailed rehabilitation programme and allow you as the patient to take control of your recovery.Read more
Gait analysis involves recording your whole body movement and style whilst travelling at different speeds on a treadmill (or outside). Digital technology is used to record and analyse this movement and from there a detailed programme is formulated to address any problem areas. It can benefit patients who are suffering from injuries or who wish to improve their running efficiencyRead more
Runners Workshops- a 2 hour session designed to inform runners on how to reduce their risk of picking up running injuries, how to manage injuries and tips on how to improve their running form. The workshops can be tailored for specific groups or running abilities. Breast Health/Sports Bra Clinics- information for ladies on the importance of looking after our breasts. The session covers information on the breast structure, damage that can be sustained from inadequate support and why sports bra’s are a vital piece of kit. As a shock absorber stockist there is then an opportunity to try on the latest Shock Absorber bra’s and have a run on the treadmill.Read more
She not only looked at the running side of things but also my other hobbies to find out what was causing the issues and preventing the healing process. She really did go above and beyond to help me and I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done this year without her help and support!
Having found a new love in running I was devastated to get a hip injury. With Kerstine’s assessment, treatment, positive words and encouragement I am finally back running again
Always hugely helpful, supportive, knowledgeable AND realistic about running injuries and their owners.
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