Kate Walsh BSc. (Hons). Post grad cert. (Masters level) continence.
Specialist physiotherapist women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Continence Physiotherapy is run by Kate Walsh.
Kate qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1991 from the Royal London Hospital /University of East London.
She specialised in acute Neurosciences in London and Cambridge before moving to Wirral in 1998. In 2003, she started working in Women’s Health and Continence at the local NHS hospital where she continues to work part time. She has studied continence physiotherapy (bladder and bowel) at Masters level gaining the Post Graduate Certificate from the University of Bradford in 2012 and plans to complete the Masters degree within the next few years. Kate also lectures the undergraduate physiotherapy students at the University of Liverpool.
She is an executive committee member of the POGP (pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy) professional network group (previously Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health) and book review editor for their journal.
This “extracurricular” activity keeps Kate in contact with national developments, education and research within the speciality ensuring her practice is current and evidence based .
Kate has a keen interest in fitness, a qualified teacher in “exercise to music” (RSA/YMCA), and trained in Pilates (APPI) including ante and post- natal, she uses Pilates and core training to compliment the management of many of her patients, tailoring exercise programs to suit each individual.
On a personal level, Kate is a busy mother of 3 and recognises the demands on women today, including the fact that women, usually the primary care givers, rarely take time to receive the care they both need and deserve.
She finds it an immensely satisfying aspect of her job that she is able to listen, advise and educate, enabling women to regain confidence and control over aspects of their lives that have suffered due to symptoms they’ve “put up with” for too long.
Kate is officially recognised by the following medical insurers: