Catherine Kwan trained as a physiotherapist in Sydney, Australia and now has 21 years of experience in the profession. This includes working in private practice in both Australia and the UK, within the NHS in London, and at The Horder Centre, Crowborough – a not for profit centre of excellence.
In the NHS, Cathy worked at the highest clinical level as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist. This helped her develop advanced diagnostic and treatment skills. She has also trained in acupuncture and Pilates with an emphasis on rehabilitation.
Cathy enjoys teaching other physiotherapists and passing on her knowledge for the good of the profession. As such, she has been a regular visiting lecturer at London South Bank University for eight years. She also acts as an expert witness for Richmond Physiotherapy Associates, providing physio advice in clinical negligence cases.
In her spare time, Cathy enjoys training for triathlons with the Brighton Triathlon Club, cycling, swimming, yoga and country walks. She is a Level 1 British Triathlon Coach, and assists coaching with the Brighton Tri club.
Cathy is a member of the following Societies, Associations and Networks:
HCPC registration: PH67489
CSP number: 70636
Cathy is also registered to practice in Australia.
Cathy set up Blue Koala Physiotherapy in 2014 to have greater scope in treating patients, running courses and offering proactive and preventative help and advice.
Why Blue Koala?
Cathy is Australian with an English mother and has lived in the UK for over 14 years. She also spent her early childhood here. She’s a true Blue with a British (and Aussie) passport yet feels rightly proud of her Australian heritage. Hence the symbol of the unique and instantly recognisable Australian marsupial the Koala, decked out in blue.