Ms Catherine Matthews
Job Title: Physiotherapist
Catherine qualified from Brighton University as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2003. Catherine has worked within the NHS progressing to a Senior Clinician in musculoskeletal out-patients. Whilst within the NHS Catherine worked in a variety of settings including working in A+E in the fracture clinic alongside Consultants and has also been the lead clinician in the Physiotherapy department at a GP surgery. Working within these varying teams has enabled Catherine to develop a broad experience of both chronic and acute conditions in both spinal and peripheral problems. In 2007, Catherine undertook an MSc Module in musculoskeletal triage which enabled her to enhance her diagnostic skills in order to provide her patient’s with the best possible assessment and treatment. Catherine has also worked in the Private Sector within a Sports’ Injury Clinic and Sports Centre, where she gained experience in providing rehabilitative care for varying levels of athletes. Catherine has always been interested in enhancing sports performance in patient’s and has undertaken courses by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), which she has found to compliment those patients who come from a sporting and non sporting background. Catherine is also particularly interested in pre and post natal problems. She joined Functional Physiotherapy in Sept 2010 shortly after moving back to the area with her husband and baby girl. She now offers appointments on Mon, Weds and Thursdays along with two Pilates classes.