About Me

Kate_south_coast_medicalI am an experienced physiotherapist, offering physiotherapy and exercise therapy through Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health in Burleigh Heads, Queensland.

For me, it’s all about offering an individualised and evidence-based service. I am interested in preventative healthcare and wellness. This means not only getting to the source of problems but helping to catch injuries before they happen. I use a range of manual and movement therapies to treat all musculoskeletal conditions.

Not improving with your current plan? I am also available for review appointments to chat through your current plan and ensure you are travelling in the right direction.

I have worked in private practices in the ACT, Victoria and Queensland and with various sporting teams. I am currently working with the Australian Kayak team as we head in to our next Olympic year, Tokyo 2020.

I have completed a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at Melbourne University and am a Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist through the Australian Physiotherapy Association. This, in combination with dedication to ongoing professional development means I can provide you with up-to-date treatments and advice.

I can help with all of your physiotherapy needs, but have a particular interest in lower back, pelvic and hip conditions. I offer sports physiotherapy for all levels of athlete, from the weekend warrior to the elite. My personal interests include triathlon, crossfit, equestrian and adventure travel.

I am also available for sports coverage work as well as guidance and implementation of occupational exercise programs.

My professional interests are:

  • Getting people moving!
  • Sprint kayaking and outrigging
  • Pelvic girdle pain and dysfunction (lower back, pelvis and hip)
  • Clinical exercise programs
  • Acute and sub-acute sporting injuries
  • Targeted strength and fitness programs

Please contact me through Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health or on my email kate@kateoconnell.com.au