Katie Kirkpatrick

 
 

It all started when…

Katie earned her degree in Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia and her BA in Exercise and Physical Health Education from the University of Victoria. As a clinician with over 15 years of experience in exercise rehabilitation as a personal trainer in Canada and Australia, Katie is passionate about maximizing her client’s results by combining manual therapy and active rehabilitation (i.e. she will give you homework...and you better do it). She integrates many modalities into her physiotherapy practice including Functional Dry Needling, movement screening, Active Release Techniques, athletic taping, joint mobilization and neural tissue mobilization.

In addition to treating neuromuscularskeletal injuries, Katie is also a trained pelvic floor physiotherapist. She treats people with conditions including incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti abdominis (“abdominal separation”), coccydynia (tail bone pain), painful intercourse, and, pelvic girdle pain.

Katie’s holistic approach involves a thorough assessment and a patient- centered treatment plan, which includes a strong emphasis on patient education. She believes that educating patient’s on their injury or dysfunction and giving them the tools to correct it will inspire her patients to become their own best health advocate. When she’s not working, you could probably find Katie in the great outdoors with friends and family, in the gym, or playing with her Boston Terrier, Franklin. As a previous competitive gymnast, Katie’s party trick is to walk around on her hands.