Kirsty Walker

Kirsty_Walker.jpgQualifications:

  • BHsc (Physiotherapy)
  • PGDip (Sports Med)
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor
 

Background:

Kirsty studied Physiotherapy at AUT and has post graduate qualifications in Sports Medicine and Sport and Exercise. This year she has returned to AUT to further her post graduate knowledge and is looking to complete her research based master’s thesis in the next few years.

Along with working for HealthZone Kirsty also works as a physiotherapist for HPSNZ and Bike NZ. Kirsty has travelled to numerous international events with Bike the pinnacle of which being the London Olympics.  She has a strong background in cycling having been an elite cyclist herself, where she spent 4 years in Europe racing professionally, competed in 5 world championships and was a member of the road cycling team for the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. Due to her cycling background she has a good understanding of cycling biomechanics and can help with addressing cycling specific injuries including correct bike fit. More information on Kirsty’s bike specific work can be found here: www.bikephysio.co.nz.

Alongside providing everyday physiotherapy intervention to clients of all ages, sports and abilities Kirsty also has a keen interest in breathing retraining and core stability work. She has completed specific post graduate training in breathing and is a full qualified clinical Pilates instructor and regularly integrates these aspects into the management of her physiotherapy clients.

Outside of work Kirsty still has a keen interest in the outdoors and gets out on her bike when she can, she also kayaks and enjoys trail running and completed the 2 day coast to coast in 2011. Most recently she has been enjoying honing her skills on her mountain bike and can be out on the forest most weekends trying to better her Strava times on her favourite trails.


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Conditions Managed

Achilles Tendinosis
Arthritic Joints
Arthritis
Back Pain
Calf Strains
Exercises
Fitness Goals
Fitness Programmes
Flat Feet
Frozen Shoulder
Golfers Elbow
Growing Pains
Gym Programmes
Heavy Bruising
Knee Cartilage
Knee Pain
Hand Sprains
Headaches
Hip Pain
Labral Tears
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Strains
Massage
Muscle Imbalances
Muscle Strains
Neck Pain
OOS
Osgood Schlatters
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain
Patella Tendinosis
Pilates
Podiatry Referrals
Postural Problems
Post Operative Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Programmes
Rotator Cuff Strain
Running Regimes
Sacro Iliac Joint Strains
Sciatica
Sever's Disease
Shoulder Dislocations 
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Instability
Sprained Ankles
Sprained Feet
Sports Injuries
Strapping
Stretches
Tennis Elbow
Weight Management
Wrist Sprains