Kathryn has postgraduate certifications in pelvic floor dysfunction, postnatal rehabilitation, complex pelvic pain, and the assessment and treatment of diastasis recti. Her specialist role includes pelvic floor rehabilitation for prolapse, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, complex pelvic pain, antenatal/postnatal musculoskeletal conditions, post-surgical gynaecological rehabilitation and breast care.
Kathryn obtained a Clinical Doctorate (with academic distinction) in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Columbia University in New York City in 2009. She completed her junior rotation in adult and paediatric acute care at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (New York City), where her role extended onto the maternity ward before moving onto a senior role at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). At CHOP, Kathryn served as the clinical lead for the Special Delivery Unit as well as the outpatient haematology department. Kathryn relocated to the United Kingdom in 2012. She worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Harley Street Clinic in London working predominately in paediatric and adult oncology before joining Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital in August 2015. She now leads the outpatient Women’s Health Physiotherapy service at Progress.
Kathryn is dual American and Canadian national with a background in dance and an undergraduate degree in Performing Arts. She had the privilege of training directly with Pilates elder Romana Kryzanowska in 2003 after which she became a fully certified Pilates’ instructor. Kathryn went on to complete her clinical doctorate in 2009 where her capstone research focused on the assessment and treatment of the pregnant patient, as well as investigating the clinical application of Pilates-based interventions for diastasis recti. Kathryn’s main area of interest is women’s health with particular focus on incorporating an integrated systems approach to the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. She is committed to developing customised, client-specific programs, linking in with healthcare professionals and fitness experts to help women achieve their health and wellness goals. Kathryn is active in the Cambridge community teaching both private and group Pilates at Ethos and Pilatesfit.