Natalia graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland in 2009 with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. She then worked as a full time physiotherapist for 5 years before relocating to Perth in 2014 and continuing her private practice career.
Since then she has gained a wealth of experience in the assessment and treatment of a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. In 2014 Natalia became a credentialed McKenzie Therapist which has led to her special interest in treating acute, chronic and complex lumbar, thoracic and cervical pain that the McKenzie method is renowned
However, she has a special interest and a wealth of experience in Clinical Pilates. Natalia has completed reformer, small ball, post-natal and pregnancy Pilates training through Pilates International and this year became a certified DMA clinical Pilates instructor. Through her experience, training and pure passion Natalia is extremely skilled at using clinical Pilates as a very effective and powerful treatment method to achieve specific clinical outcomes. We are incredibly lucky to have Natalia take over a large portion of our Pilates program and have already needed to expand our class times to accommodate the increased demand.
Natalia’s high level of hands on skills has been complemented by her additional training and experience in remedial massage including lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, foot and deep tissue massage. Natalia has a Diploma in Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Sports and Fitness and she is well versed in trigger point release and sports massage.
She has a passion for exercise, health and education based on which she loves creating and implementing graduated exercise rehabilitation programs geared towards helping people return to normal and enjoy their life again. In her spare time she has gone out and completed her Certificate III and IV in fitness.
Also, it is worth noting is her experience working in aged care and the skills and knowledge gained, particularly in assessing and treating elderly patients for falls risk and mobility issues. Working with and helping our more senior clients is something Natalia enjoys and finds very rewarding. She is really looking forward to taking over our Falls Prevention, Strength and Balance classes in the near future.
In her spare time Natalia enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with family and friends exploring her new home for the past 5 years, Perth. She enjoys dancing, keeping fit at the gym and doing Pilates for her own personal benefit.
Natalia’s special interests:
- Lower back / lumbar pain
- Neck / cervical pain
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Core strength
- Clinical Pilates
Karl has worked in busy private practices from South Perth to Southern River since graduating from Curtin University. He has extensive experience treating a multitude of various musculoskeletal problems and has worked with athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds including runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, weight lifters, boxers and has worked as the physiotherapist at junior and senior football clubs.
He has also undertaken additional study in myofascial dry needling, trigger point release, and clinical pilates training with DMA to become a certified clinical pilates practitioner. He has completed training with the International College of Biomechanics in the assessment lower limb biomechanics and provision of custom corrective orthotics.
Karl has considerable experience in orthopaedic and surgical rehabilitation, SIJ and pelvic problems, chronic and acute neck back pain, lower limb biomechanics including foot and leg alignment, soft tissue and muscular injuries and pain, headaches, ergonomic and posture assessment, as well as hydrotherapy.
His areas of special interest include:
- Plantar fascitis and foot pain
- Shin splints and leg pain
- Exercise rehabilitation after ankle, ACL and knee surgery.
- Returning to sport and running rehabilitation
- Bike fitting and optimising cycling performance
Since graduating from Curtin University, Catherine has worked within the hospital and private practice setting. Catherine has a wealth of knowledge in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy including treatment and rehabilitation of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, and Bronchiectasis and post coronary arterial bypass surgery.
She has completed additional training in dry needling for muscular trigger point release and DMA Pilates. Catherine is a qualified Pilates Practitioner and utilises Pilates methodology to develop specific rehabilitation programs to aid in restoration of patients’ function following injury or for individuals suffering from chronic pain.
Catherine has a keen interest in Women’s Health, particularly returning to exercise following childbirth and treatment of mastitis. She is also working towards gaining further qualifications in breastfeeding management and infant related feeding problems.
Catherine’s special interests:
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
- Breastfeeding Management
- Acute/Chronic Low Back Pain
- Cervicogenic Headaches
Ashleigh Berichon & Amanda O’Donnell
Ashleigh and Amanda are highly regarded member of the team at KP and works hard to coordinate the practice each day to ensure appointments are run on time and that you are well looked after. They are dedicated to offering you the best service possible so that you may get the most out of every physiotherapy appointment and leave the practice happy.