Fit-4-2 physiotherapy is a Women’s health physiotherapy clinic, with a focus on helping women prevent, manage and reduce musculoskeletal pain and injuries as well as pelvic floor conditions that are common during pregnancy and postpartum.
We are passionate about empowering women to prepare, recover and restore their bodies during the child bearing year and beyond.
During pregnancy we can help you to prepare your body and mind for childbirth with a combination of hands-on manual therapy, education and exercise. Supporting you to prepare for the birth of your choice.
Every pregnancy, birth and recovery is unique. At fit-4-2 Physio we will guide you through your recovery from vaginal or Caesarean Birth creating an individual rehabilitation program to help you to return to the activities and sports that you love.
Originally from England, Kirsten graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa in 1995 with a B.Sc. Honours degree in Physiotherapy.
In 1997 she obtained a post graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University, England. Prior to moving to Newcastle in 2004 Kirsten worked in England, South Africa and Sydney.
Kirsten was first introduced to Pelvic floor physiotherapy when working in London in 1999 but it was only after becoming a mother herself in 2002 that her interest truly shifted from working with sports teams to Women’s health physiotherapy and Pilates. Kirsten is a proud mother of two.
Kirsten holds a Diploma in Pilates and is a member of the Australian Pilates method association (APMA). Having completed Pilates training through Tensegrity, Polestar, Clinical Pilates, The Australian Fitness Network and The Centre for Women’s Fitness Kirsten draws on her Pilates Knowledge as an adjunct to her physiotherapy treatments.
Kirsten is also a certified Infant massage instructor and Dancing for Birth instructor.
“I am passionate about my job and feel privileged to be able to support women through their unique journey into motherhood and in their postpartum rehabilitation; helping them to return to the activities they love. I believe in a holistic approach to treatment and I am happy to collaborate with your other health providers to ensure the best outcome for you.”
APA ( Australian Physiotherapy Association)
Women’s pelvic health special interest group of the APA
APMA ( the Australian Pilates Method association).
WHTA ( Women’s health training associates)
Chartered society of physiotherapy (MCSP)
Fit-4-2 Physio is located in Kirsten’s Pilates Studio ‘Pilates for Life’ in The Junction Newcastle.