Welcome. I'm Kat, a Level 5 Clinical Sports Therapist, Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher & Mindfulness Coach based in Norwich.
My aim as a therapist is to free your body from restriction and imbalances, in order for you to ride in harmony with your horse, with better biomechanics, both free to move without compensation, as well as helping you adopt a positive mindset both in and out of the saddle.
I first qualified in Equine Sports Massage & Rehabilitation, after a long overdue career change. Before that I worked in Adult Education, in both teaching, management and advisory roles.
I soon realised that imbalances and restrictions within rider's bodies were having an effect on the horses' physical health that I were treating, so I decided to complete a Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy with Active Health Group, qualifying in 2017, enabling me to treat clients for a wide range of injuries and issues with pain or posture. I spent a couple of seasons working in semi-professional football which I loved - but it's horses where my heart is, and so here we are now!
As a Sports Therapist, I am trained in a range of soft tissue and skeletal hands-on techniques, as well as exercise/movement based therapy, enabling me to treat clients for any muscular or skeletal injury, issue with pain, posture imbalances, or those looking to just maintain their physical well-being and/or increase their performance or partnership with their horse.
I am passionate about the connection between emotional and physical health, having recently certified as a Mindfulness Practitioner, in order to help riders with their mindset in and out of the saddle. I’m also a self-confessed Psoas geek, and am fascinated about how this misunderstood and undervalued muscle connects our emotional and physical, not to mention our capabilities and posture in the saddle.
Not horsey? No problem!
I’m happy to help non-equestrians for any sporting or personal injury, or issue with pain.
L5 Adv Dip Clinical Sports Therapy
L3 Pilates Instructor
L3 Yoga Teacher
Equine Sports Massage & Rehabilitation
L1 Medical Acupuncture
Certified Mindfulness Practitioner
FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine
Advanced Sports Trauma First Aid Certificate
Professional Body Membership: Sports Therapy Organisation (STO)