Catherine qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 1995 and has worked in Sheffield and London treating both adults and children in the NHS and private sector.
Catherine is also a Cranio Sacral Therapist and enjoys using her knowledge of both Physiotherapy and Cranio Sacral Therapy to treat individuals holistically, helping to balance and integrate the body and mind to help alleviate musculo-skeletal dysfunction.
Catherine works in several clinics in Newcastle and Gateshead and treats a wide range of conditions in adults including back and neck pain, whiplash, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, poor posture and core stability (see conditions treated below).
Catherine believes that advice and education on musculo-skeletal conditions is an integral part of understanding the treatment process and that prescription of tailored exercise programmes are vital for the client to achieve the best possible outcome from physiotherapy.
'Catherine has bought me
back to how I was before the accident and I cannot recommend her
treatments/exercise suggestions and professional attitude too highly. Your
health is your most valuable commodity. With Catherine and the clinic I can
honestly say it could not be in better hands.'
Children and Babies
Catherine has also worked at University Hospital Lewisham as a paediatric physiotherapist. She has experience in working with children with neuro-muscular and musculo-skeletal conditions with a special interest in treating babies with Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), associated torticollis, positional talipes and delay in milestone acquisition.
Catherine has undergone extensive training in the USA on the prevention and treatment of Positional Plagiocephaly using helmet orthoses and has led numerous training courses on this for other Health Care Professionals in the UK.
Catherine works in several clinics in Newcastle treating a wide range of paediatric conditions including joint and muscle problems, talipes, developmental delay, torticollis and plagiocephaly.
Treatments and techniques Catherine uses are:-
Mobilisation and manipulation of soft tissue and joints, soft tissue massage, myofascial release, cranio sacral therapy, laser, ultrasound electrotherapy, acupuncture, trigger point dry needling, taping and strapping, exercise therapy, core stability, advice and education, ergonomics, prevention of injury recurrence and advice on change of lifestyle if needed.
Some of the conditions Catherine treats are:-
- Neck and back pain
- Prolapsed disc
- Referred arm or leg pain
- Sports injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Ankle sprains
- Shin splints
- Runners Knee
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tendonitis e.g. Achilles tendinitis
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Impingement syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Repetitive Strain and overuse injuries
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint conditions
- Post surgery and fracture rehabilitation
- Pelvic Dysfunction
- Postural dysfunction and muscle imbalance
- Paediatric conditions including talipes, torticollis, developmental delay, musculo-skeletal problems, plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)