KHPhysiotherapy is owned and run by me….Kerstine.
I qualified as a physiotherapist from Nottingham University in 2014 after returning as a ‘super’ mature student. Prior to this I served 10 years as a fire-fighter, leaving to work in the NHS so I could build experience towards starting my degree. After several roles within various companies and the NHS I knew I wanted my patients to have a much more personalized, hands on experience so I set up KHPhysiotherapy here in James Street in Kimberley.
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 local leisure centers, exercise groups, Personal trainers and other health care professionals. I have invested in my own development so I can add an extra dimension to my knowledge.
I currently specialize in Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy which means I treat anything from toes and feet right up to neck and back. I have a keen interest in running injuries and offer a full gait analysis as one of my service. Personally I like to keep fit and through the years have been an active triathlete, rower and runner. In 2016 I took on my first ultramarathon event and since then have completed several long distance events. I’m a two time finisher of the grueling West Highland Way Race and one of the most beautiful events I completed was The Ring of Fire, a 3 day event running along the coastal path round Anglesey. 2020 was a tough year and I kept sane by running a lot. I completed 75km, running laps round Kimberley Cricket Club. I love going to the gym to work out and continue to be a keen runner.
I run for my local running club Kimberley and District Striders and am also a member of Vegan Runners; as myself and my partner switched to a plant based diet in 2019. I love doing Park Runs and my partner and I recently completed the alphbeteer challenge; completing a park run starting with every letter of the alphabet. Our final one was Jubilee Park
In 2022 I injured my ankle so wasn’t able to run much, through a friend I discovered Hyrox. I took part in my first in London in April 2022 and was chuffed to qualify for the world championships, sadly they were in Vegas and it was bit to soon to save up. In November 2022 myself and my training buddy completed in the doubles event and since then Ive completed events at Glasgow, London and Malmo in Sweden. I still covet that elusive world championship place again and lets hope our doubles competitions in October and November see us fulfill our potential
Myself and my partner Steve have an allotment which we took on during lock down in 2020, this allows us to grow a lot of our own produce which we are really proud of. My daughter stared university last year and has started running and going to the gym (which has made me even more proud of her) I love life and don’t see exercises as a chore. Life is for living, and keeping my mind and body healthy means I’m ready to handle the adventures it throws at us.
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.Read more
I have been running for over 40 years and in the main I have done so injury free. However 2 years ago I developed a condition called Plantar Faciitis. This affects the base of the foot, particularly the heel. Over this period the pain has ranged from mildly irritating to absolute agony, preventing me from putting my heel on the ground at all. In all honesty I ignored the problem, carried on running and put up with it. Following a visit to Dr Google I started stretching to alleviate the problem but this made very little difference. By this stage I was walking with a permanent limp so took a break from running, hoping that rest would help. Following a severe outbreak last December I decided to take other action and this is when Kerstine stepped up to help. I discovered she could treat this issue with Shock wave therapy and I embarked on a course of treatment lasting 6 weeks. Each session was more intense than the previous one and although I could feel something happening, It is difficult to describe what. As I left each session I was still experiencing some pain, but each week this was getting less and less. The pain in my heel has all but disappeared now. I have stopped limping and have started running again albeit in small amounts. So far 5 miles pain free has been my limit. Would I recommend this treatment? Absolutely. Would I recommend Kerstine? Definitely. The results have been significant and have made a really positive difference to me as an individual.
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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