Katy is a New Zealand Board Registered Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialist (NZRPS). She is passionate about helping people with spinal pain and conditions including complex spine surgery, ongoing pain and inflammatory arthropathies.
Since graduating from the University of Otago, Katy has worked in both the UK and New Zealand in a variety of hospital and private clinical settings. This grounding has enabled her to gain valuable experience to treat a wide range of conditions. She works closely with many specialists and surgeons and has previously worked in the orthopaedic spine and shoulder teams at Middlemore Hospital completing first specialist assessments. She currently works with spine surgeon Mr Rodney Gordon in private practice.
Katy completed the McKenzie mechanical diagnosis and therapy certificate in 2009, then went on to complete a postgraduate diploma in musculoskeletal physiotherapy through AUT in 2012, graduating with distinction. In 2016 she completed her Masters of Health Science with first class honours. Her thesis was titled “Serious pathologies in the lumbar spine: prevalence and diagnostic accuracy of red flag questions”. Katy has recently published her research in the North American journal - The Spine Journal. She has presented her research findings at national and international conferences and is currently working on further publications. She plans to complete a PhD once her children are a little older. Katy has also been involved in the development of clinical pathways for spine care and regularly teaches general practitioners about managing back and neck pain.
Katy is very proud to be registered as a physiotherapy specialist, something she has been working towards for several years. She is looking forward to being able to work with other physios to offer expert conservative management advice and diagnostics to help bridge the gap between primary care services and referral to a surgeon.
** Physiotherapy specialist appointments are fully funded by ACC, but a referral from your doctor, physiotherapist or other healthcare provider is required specifically requesting a “physiotherapy specialist assessment”. Referrals requesting “physiotherapy” will be declined. For private health insurance please contact your provider to find out if your appointment will be funded or partially funded.
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