Dr7 Physiotherapy is delighted to introduce our new Physiotherapist, Katie Starke. Katie has a high level of professional competence with a warm and genuine nature, as well as a passion for solving chronic pain problems. Katie is also our resident women’s health expert.
Katie studied physiotherapy in Townsville, Queensland at James Cook University. Since this time, Katie has worked for the St John of God Hospital in Bunbury, WA, where she worked in a wide variety of roles including surgical & orthopaedic, women’s health, hydrotherapy and ergonomics. As well as gaining thorough experience with one-on-one treatment of conditions such as stroke, sporting injuries and low-back pain, Katie has also done further studies in Dry Needling Acupuncture, Pilates (matwork and reformer) and lymphoedma management.
I have a deep interest in providing assistance in the management of chronic pain conditions through the ‘re-training of body-posture and control’ as well as providing the skills for life-long self-management. I find my own personal exercise interests of gym-training, yoga and Tai-Chi enhances my physiotherapy treatment techniques. I am also a keen runner and swimmer. When I cannot enjoy playing a sport outdoors, my favourite activity is to curl up on the couch with a hot-chocolate and a good book. – Katie Starke