With 20 years of experience in the Physiotherapy field, Kate has learnt that one of the key questions to be asked in managing an injury is WHY that injury has occurred. This has led to interest in how we move and its effect on our body. She has done numerous post graduate courses with both local and international teachers to continue to understand the complexities of our amazing bodies.
After completing the Connect Therapy Series and Thoracic Ring Approach with Dr LJ Lee it has re-enforced her belief that all parts and systems of the body are connected and has set the challenge of finding the 'driver' for each injury.
Kate has an interest in headaches, lumbar-pelvic pain, chronic lower limb injuries, running and yoga injuries. She has a special interest in the hypermobile body having been taken on a personal journey of learning with some significantly hypermobile patients.
Her passion is to hear your story and help empower you to understand your body better. Each injury is different because each individual is unique.
Erin had both degrees in Physiotherapy and Exercises Science with over 15 years of experience. After initially working at Royal North Shore Hospital, he then moved into work private practice in both Sydney and London where has worked with athletes, performing artists and dancers of all levels from beginners to elite. He was also a member of the physiotherapy team at the London 2012 Olympics working in the Athletes Village Polyclinic.
It was through this work and after completing the Thoracic Ring Approach with Dr LJ Lee, that he gained a greater appreciation of the bodies’ interconnectivity and the importance of assessing movement patterns as a whole. His areas of special interest include lower limb disorders, performing arts and dance injuries, racquet sports and golf related injuries.
Erin has attended numerous post-graduate courses which have given him a wide range of tools to assess and treat his patients. He is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI, Medical Level 2) to do golf and SFMA screenings and is currently completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University.
He has over 14 years of sports coverage experience in various sports which range from Olympic fencing and modern pentathlon to national and international coverage of Touch Football (England Touch), Sydney Premier AFL (Northshore Bombers club physio 2015/16), National Rugby 7s, Shute Shield Rugby (Eastern Suburbs Colts), Club Netball (Manly Warringah), Oxfam Trailwalker and various running events.
My health and fitness career began as a dancer from a very young age, which then progressed into teaching dance. Later I discovered yoga for mindfulness and exercise, which developed into very deep and advanced practices of yoga for more than 12 years.
Following a dance injury 6 years ago, I began to explore new and different health practices and Pilates was one that I felt aided greatly in my recovery and advancement to continue dancing. Although yoga may have been the obvious choice for me to progress into a teaching career, Pilates was so powerful in assisting with my injury, I wanted to discover more about it in depth, and this lead to further training and eventually instructing Pilates. I became intrigued by not only the outwardly physical movements of Pilates, but also by the bio-mechanical aspects of how and why the anatomy functions.
Pilates for me, combines the mind-body system of exercise that I have always loved, as well as the physical therapy and sports science behind how the body works and moves. Having learned in grave detail about the human anatomy and all muscles and their functions, has provided a sound basis to really knowing how Pilates improves and provides better fitness to the body.
I love teaching people to use their bodies physically in ways that will benefit and enhance mobility in all its forms and provide well-being and general happiness. I understand that every ‘body’ is totally unique and needs to be treated differently and
Pilates provides allowances, adjustments and variations to suit any and all body shapes, types, ages, as well as for different levels of health, injuries and special populations.