Kimberley has ten years' experience as a chartered physiotherapist and practice educator. Her area of expertise is women’s health, particularly musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy and dysfunctions of the pelvic floor. She also has a keen interest in service improvement and the improvement of student placement experience.
Kimberley qualified in 2010 from the MSc Physiotherapy (pre registration) course. Prior to this she gained a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science.
Whilst at university she worked for a sport centre where she gained coaching certification in netball, athletics and trampolining. She coaches children’s sports camps and was trained in intermediate life support, pitch side first aid and gym instructing. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist she has completed Junior rotations in Women’s health, medical, Musculoskeletal and on call for both respiratory and trauma and orthopaedics. As a student she completed placements in paediatric, complex care, musculoskeletal, women’s health and at the Reginal Rehab unit for the Ministry of Defence.
After her Junior rotations she worked for a private osteopath and physiotherapy clinic which was contracted by the NHS to see patients with back pain. She has also worked for a specialist group who were researching the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary team including physiotherapist, personal trainer, counsellor, and consultant, to reduce type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
In 2015 she took on the role of Senior Physiotherapist in Women’s Health. She has been a practice educator for eight years, completing her training with the University of East Anglia and has had many students since then. She has also been a band 5 mentor and appraiser.
Her passion has always been in student education and experience. Since joining ARU as a Lecturer Practitioner, she has taken on the roles of Placement Lead for Physiotherapy, and Admissions Tutor; she is currently the module lead for Theory and Practice 1 in physiotherapy.