BSc(P.T.), Physical Therapist
Kate completed her in BSc in Physiotherapy in 1990 from Queen's University and has been working in private practice and orthopaedics for over 25 years. Kate has been a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physical Therapists since 1996. She has a special interest in manual therapy, rehabilitation following cancer treatment, as well as women’s health with a focus on pre- and postpartum care and bone health.
Kate is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine where she teaches the final year Masters of Physical Therapy students clinical skills in manual therapy and musculoskeletal assessment and treatment. She is a senior instructor within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division, where she provides continuing education to practicing physiotherapists in manual therapy, exercise prescription and clinical reasoning.
Kate's approach to treatment focuses on helping clients regain safe and healthy movement strategies, facilitated by manual therapy, exercise and patient education.
Kate has lived in the Main Street area for over 15 years and loves working in such a dynamic community.
I regrettably developed breast cancer. Kate has advised me and taught me appropriate exercises to help me recover and maintain optimal function in my arm. Her interest in women’s health and the needs of women dealing with cancer has helped me a lot. Kate has the ability to recognize where I am at physically and to do both hands on treatment and to teach me a reasonable home program of exercises. I would recommend her to anyone needing help with their physical recovery.