Katharine Lane

Team Physio

Katharine qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from King’s College Hospital, London in 1998. She worked at St George’s Hospital, London gaining extensive experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and worked closely with orthopaedic teams. She was also involved in teaching undergraduate students. Katharine gained further experience in sports injuries and rehabilitation while working at Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club Academy and the Holmes Place Gym, West London. She herself is a keen sports player and runner. Katharine also has an interest in Women’s Health, focusing on ante- and post-natal musculoskeletal problems. In 2002, she completed a post graduate Certificate in Acupuncture and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).  She integrates acupuncture with her manual therapy skills in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries. Katharine has undertaken a number of post graduate courses to maintain continued professional development which ensures a high standard of treatment for patients. Katharine joined the Ash Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 2007 when she moved with her family to Kent.

The recent Annual AACP conference covered some very interesting and exciting areas of acupuncture.  Johnny Wilson, Physiotherapist and Head of Sports Medicine at Notts County FC discussed the benefits of acupuncture in acute injuries and ongoing management of athletes with regards to low back pain. Recent research covering the use of trigger point acupuncture in Temporomandibular pain was discussed by Dr Thomas Perreault.  It highlighted the ability of trigger point acupuncture to target a critical muscle group in temporomandibular disorders which manual therapy has trouble palpating and accessing.

Other talks discussed how physiotherapists have a distinct advantage in acupuncture due to their in depth knowledge of anatomy and as a result blend Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western Acupuncture.  An update for acupuncture use in pelvic girdle pain and low back pain during pregnancy and post natal was also a topic for discussion.  Recent research was highlighted and some very illuminating talks showcased the wide range of disorders that acupuncture can treat and manage effectively.

Membership of Special Interest Groups:

Member of Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

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