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WELCOME TO STEEL WELLBEING

Treating health holistically (mentally as well as physically), to get the best out of you.

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ABOUT STEEL WELLBEING

Movement for Life

I’m Kim. I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2010. I like to create a welcoming, calm environment to assess, treat or teach (I am aware any medical setting can be daunting for some). I am a friendly, outgoing, thorough person and I keep up-to-date through regular courses, online medical journals or forums and peer discussions about unusual patient presentations.

Initially, I was involved in sports; working with the Fawkham football team and Gravesend rugby club. Since then I have specialised in whiplash-associated disorders - working in a medico-legal environment for KTB Pilates and Physiotherapy. I also started teaching Pilates through KTB. 

Following that, I took a sabbatical to volunteer as a Physiotherapist in Belize, working for Hillside health care International. Here I had to specialise in all disciplines and conditions! We set up temporary clinics in villages for those who couldn't access health care. 

An array of musculoskeletal conditions and their treatment were covered while working for Premier Physio in GP surgeries, where I also trained in acupuncture.

Paediatrics was my real passion; helping children less able, to reach their milestones was incredibly rewarding and I trained in hydrotherapy working at the Royal deaf school in Margate. 

Finally, orthopaedic skills were learnt from the BMI hospitals The Chaucer in Canterbury and The Somerfield in Maidstone. I was also able to continue providing acupuncture, hydrotherapy and Pilates. I have certifications for sports massage (Proactive), acupuncture (Allied) and Pilates (APPI) as well as my BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of East London.

I aimed to go fully self-employed in 2020 but Covid and lockdowns put a stop to that! So, I ventured into NHS hospitals, for the first time since qualifying as a physiotherapist, putting myself on the "frontline" to do what I could to help, during unprecedented times. I was humbled by the team dynamics; the courage and positivity of teammates, despite the adversity were inspiring. I therefore changed my mind about working for the NHS and continued with them until we were lucky enough to start our family. Now, once again, I feel it is time to try being fully self-employed for the flexibility of fitting around childcare. 

So that's the official, formal info., view my 1st blog "The best bits of my physio journey" for a more fun side of me! 😉

TESTIMONIALS

Kim is a most talented practitioner and I couldn’t recommend her more highly! Instinctive in approach and putting clients immediately at ease, she is quick to establish physical challenges of the individual and formulate effective exercise plans to address their needs. Kim has devised programmes to promote healing of a range of conditions in my own family, to include a slipped disc, groin strain and complex muscular pains. Her Pilates classes are also excellent and brilliant fun - I don’t know where we’d be without her expertise!

Sarah Bailie

I’ve had three slipped discs in three years I’ve been working with Kim for about four months now (Aug 2018) and I have no more back issues after doing Pilates. I would recommend this to anyone with back issues.

Molly B.

Within a few weeks of starting Kim's classes, I had significant improvement with back problems. The size of the classes enables individual attention and allows students to work at the level they are comfortable with.

Gregory Davidson

I used to go to Pilates many years ago but since moving to Herne Bay I have struggled to find a small friendly class. Kim started her classes and they are perfect for me. The classes are small, so there is plenty of one to one guidance. Plenty of encouragement and support, with great explanation of each exercise: what it's for and the different levels you can work at. Kim is always welcoming, smiling and full of encouragement. Her classes are well worth coming to.

Annette Ballard

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