Kate has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland. Additionally she is a graduate of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University, Level 1 and 2 in Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) and Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence. She has also completed a Real-Time Ultrasound Assessment and Treatment of Lumbopelvic Disorders internship
For the past 13 years, Kate has worked primarily in sports medicine specializing in post-surgical care for orthopaedic conditions.
Kate’s passion for the body and exercise lead her to become a Lagree Method Instructor. Known as pilates on steroids, this intense form of group exercise challenges the body and the mind. She teaches weekly classes at the Studio Lagree Queen East location and takes 2-3 classes a week to keep up with the younger staff.
Outside of her physiotherapy practice, Kate is a busy mom of two. After having vaginal births with 11.5 and 8lbs babies, she realized her own core and pelvic floor had suffered. She understood it was common to have pelvic floor issues post-partum but it was not normal.
Her extensive knowledge, training and first hand experience uniquely suits her to understand the frustration and pain of pelvic floor dysfunction and trying to return to athletic endeavours. She is passionate about working with her clients to help restore pelvic function and train them to a level that allows confidence to return to sport without “accident”. Her tailored programs produce effective and efficient recovery.
For all pelvic health related problems, you can find her at the Integrative Health Institute just east of Toronto’s vibrant downtown.