Cathy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with 18 years of experience. She has worked for eight years at Southampton General Hospital and continues to work part time for Solent NHS Trust. She specialises in the assessment and management of spinal and persistent pain and is physiotherapy lead within the multi-disciplinary pain assessment team.
Cathy gained her Msc in Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Southampton in 2008 which included advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy modules. She has lectured at the University of Southampton on undergraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapy modules. She has also presented her work on low back pain at the Society for Back Pain research.
Cathy uses a combination of advanced musculoskeletal assessment skills, manual therapy and exercise, together with acupuncture which she has practiced for the past 15 years and is integrated into her physiotherapy rehabilitation. She is an expert in providing carefully graded exercise programmes to help people who are struggling to return to activity due to a musculoskeletal condition.