about me

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.

In 2020 I started running in barefoot sandals and so far the longest run I have completed is the 34 mile Firelighter event on Anglesey.


I run for my local running club Ilkeston Running Club 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 2023


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, Manchester, Birmingham and Malmo in Sweden.  Last year we qualified for the World Championships in Nice in June.  I also persuaded my other half to give it a go and we came away with a 2nd place at Manchester


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.  We have a camper van so we try to get out and about in that as often as we can. My daughter is at University and likes to run and go climbing  (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.


Kerstine Herbert

Kerstine Herbert

My business celebrated its 7th birthday in February 2024 and the clinic continues to offer its high standards of customer care. The introduction of Radial Shock Wave Therapy allows me to add an extra layer to my treatment options and so far is showing good results. I love being a physiotherapist and like to look at the whole person holistically. I still love a personal challenge and try to inspire those around me to be the best version of themselves and use exercise to keep themselves fit mentally and physically.

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