Katherine Gatherer


​Katherine Gatherer

Katherine is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist from the UK. She graduated from the University of the West of England in 2004, and completed her junior rotations, before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy as a senior physiotherapist in the Isle of Man. This role also allowed Katherine to gain training and experience working on cording and tightness that can develop as a result of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery for breast cancer, as well as a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

In 2013, Katherine returned to her hometown of Hong Kong to be closer to her family and has been working at various private clinics in Central.

Katherine has a background in traditional physiotherapy with McKenzie and Society of Orthopaedic Medicine training. Her latest studies took her to the Gray Institute in the USA where she completed the requirements to become a Fellow of Applied Functional Science, and since then she has been using their highly effective 3D movement approach.

Katherine is fascinated by the 3-dimensionality of human movement and how restriction of movement can cause pain in that area or somewhere else in the body. Conversely, the body can heal and pain disappears when normal movement is restored. She uses this movement approach to bridge the gap between traditional rehabilitation to facilitate a healthy return to the pitch, gym, or trail.

Katherine is very hands on in her approach to treatment using manual therapy, western acupuncture and dry needling. Using a combination of active and passive treatment modalities, she addresses the root cause of the problem in order to reduce pain rapidly.

Katherine analyses gait patterns using the treadmill to identify problems when there is pain with walking or running. Based on her findings she will prescribe exercises and running drills to restore normal movement.

For other sports Katherine uses a movement analysis called 3D maps to identify restrictions and weaknesses within the body and prescribes sport specific exercises to address the problem areas.

Katherine is passionate about sport and leads a very active lifestyle. She captains a hockey team for the HKFC, plays the odd game of squash, and likes to get out of the city and hike Hong Kong’s beautiful trails at the weekend.

Katherine uses exercises to restore normal movement but she also understands that life is busy and manual therapy can give you that head start to feeling better.

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