The Active Physiotherapy Team

Kathryn Cowen

B.App.Sc.(Phty), Cert Acup, Cert Pilates, APAM

Kathryn is a highly experienced physiotherapist who enjoys working with her patients to understand not only what is driving their pain or dysfunction, but also to understand the whole person, their lifestyle and interests. This ensures she is delivering a bespoke treatment to each patient, based on their individual needs.

Her treatments are focused on overall well-being, and often combine posture assessment, acupuncture, massage, yoga and customised Clinical Pilates programs, along with physiotherapy manual therapy techniques.  Kathryn educates her clients so that they have a clear understanding of their problem or pain. She then supports, encourages, and motivates her patients to gain and then maintain a healthy body. It is a ‘hands- on’, active and exercise-based approach to musculoskeletal injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Kathryn has a particular interest in treating spinal problems, especially those related to the pelvis, thoracic spine and rib dysfunction. Her biomechanical approach looks at the body as a whole, often leading to treatment of several areas of the body at the same time. She also has extensive experience working with necks, shoulders, hips and knees. Kathryn is also a highly skilled TMJ physio and has extensive experience in this specialised field of physiotherapy. Rehabilitation relating to yoga injuries and treating those with injuries or pain related to hypermobility are also her areas of expertise.

Since the birth of her two daughters, Kathryn has furthered her study in the area of Women’s Health and Pre- and Post- Natal conditions. She offers her holistic physiotherapy approach to help women with pain and discomfort during and after pregnancy, as well as guidance for post-natal recovery, strengthening and return to exercise. Her treatment includes the use of Real Time Ultrasound for transversus abdominus and pelvic floor muscle retraining.

In the past Kathryn has worked as a personal trainer, yoga and Pilates teacher, and strapper for West Harbour Rugby Union Club. She holds a Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and taught Sports Massage Therapy for over ten years.

Kathryn is also an avid painter. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in 2007 and regularly exhibits her work in both solo and group exhibitions.

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