Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy
Katy Kettner, Clinical Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
I have always had a deep thirst for knowledge and understanding of the human body. Helping people understand, care for and live in harmonious sync with their changing bodies is my mission.
I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2013 and since then had extensive experience in pelvic health in both private and the NHS sector, including leading a pelvic health service as a Clinical Specialist within a local NHS Hospital.
I am fascinated about the lived experiences of our bodies in our society today and I truly believe pelvic health plays a pivotal role in our overall well being and quality of life.
Women should not be suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction when there is high quality, informed and evidence based care available. There is a vast amount of evidence to suggest most conditions of pelvic floor dysfunction can be resolved quickly with Physiotherapy. This is my passion!
As well as undertaking extensive post-grad training and development within the field of Pelvic Health, I have a diploma in Counselling, and I am currently working toward my diploma in Psychosexual Medicine. In 2018 I also gained a 2 year pastoral certificate through Loyola University in Chicago which included the study of the psychology of human development and our quest for meaning. I have also undergone training to establish myself as an LGBTQ+ ally and inclusive practitioner.
I am based in the North East of England, where I live with my husband and two children. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, dancing, reading and spending time amongst the great outdoors!
Whole-person, integrative, evidence informed.
I have collated and established an approach to helping and rehabilitating women that truly considers and incorporates their every dimension.
Thanks to the birth and emerging fields of Neuroscience, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Developmental and Somatic Psychology, we have developed an outstanding appreciation of the mind-body connection. I feel very passionate that these expanding sciences are reflected in our current healthcare provision for optimal care. The vast increase in our knowledge about the basic processes that underlie the function of the human body has opened up new possibilities to the way we can help people. And in ways that last. This brings me so much excitement!
I adopt a whole person, holistic and integrative approach in my clinical practice, including assessing and treating a wide range of pelvic floor dysfunctions based on a trauma and psychologically informed framework when necessary. This is something I am particularly passionate about when treating pelvic pain.
I recognise that changes to the body can effect our entire lives. It is my passion to navigate and help my patients through big changes, whether that be motherhood, birth injuries, menopause and more. We were never supposed to be on this journey of our changing bodies alone, yet so many women are! But there is help and hope out there.