About Katie Foster – Cheltenham Physiotherapist
Here at Katie Foster Physiotherapy, we have post graduate specialist training in biomechanical assessments and manual therapy alongside training in vestibular conditions (dizziness). A whole body treatment approach is used combining hands on treatments, acupuncture, strength, pilates and postural correction with a focus on correcting biomechanics. From neck complaints including whiplash to lower back pain and sciatica as well as all upper and lower limb conditions, every joint of the body can be assessed and treated. Everything and everyone is treatable from head to toe!
Biomechanical assessments can be used to identify muscular and movement imbalances to prevent injury from occurring or worsening. Qualified in swimming and running coaching, technique assessment of athletes of all abilities is available to correct biomechanical flaws that may lead to injury.
Specialist Physiotherapy Treatments
With 20 years of manual therapy experience and 12 years of pitch-side and team therapy experience Katie Foster Physiotherapy can assist with all your sporting problems and everyday injuries.
Katie Foster Physiotherapy has experience working with athletes of all levels from weekend warriors to professional and Olympic athletes. She has worked with many sports from ice hockey and lacrosse to track athletes and short track speed skaters.
From pitch side to return to play Katie Foster Physiotherapy can help you assess and manage your acute injury, providing education on how to maintain fitness and optimise your recovery to have you back to your sport as soon as possible. Helping you get fitter and stronger with better movement patterns than pre-injury to prevent recurrence and reduce risk of further injury.
Katie Foster Physiotherapy has specialist training in manual therapy and loves exploring the origin of an injury using biomechanical assessment and movement pattern review. Using manual therapy, Pilates and strengthening techniques she aims to aid your recovery and optimise your form.
Sports Massage Therapy
Alwyn Williams is our sports massage therapist.
He is a local Gloucestershire lad and coming from an active/sports background where in particular, rugby was his passion and he played at a reasonable standard.
Being first introduced to the benefits of soft tissue manipulation on a sports injury course in the military back in 1989, Alwyn knew that it was something that he wished to pursue as a career. So, soon after leaving the Military, he set out to gain the qualifications and experience to practise.
Alwyn has gained a wealth of experience, working with private individuals, sports clubs, professional referrals, and a loyal client base, who are all of different ages, professions, and abilities. So please don’t think that only sports or active people can benefit from massage therapies – treatment will benefit people from all walks of life with a wide range of issues. These could be work related repetitive strain injuries to trauma/impact recovery treatments. No two client needs are the same so treatment plans are tailored to the individual’s needs.
Alwyn has a real passion for the Industry and takes great pride and satisfaction in helping support people in achieving their goals or aiding them with their recovery, but most of all their Health, wellbeing and feeling the best they can be!
“Simply the best! Katie has a vast amount of knowledge and experience and is able to spot diagnose and treat any problem efficiently and accurately. She has treated both myself following a hip replacement and my daughter through a protracted athletics injury last year as well as various aches, pains and sprains/ tears using a variety of techniques with professionalism and kindness getting her through to full training and competition again. With Katie’ s help and advice she is now fitter than ever and has been injury free for some time. Never too busy to help, no niggle too small,she is friendly, supportive and understanding… We will never go anywhere else!”