After practicing as a Physiotherapist for over 20 years in Australia and the United Kingdom, Catherine treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular focus on using Connect Therapy to treat rib pain and the thoracic area, and assess pelvis misalignment. She uses Dry Needling where appropriate, as well as traditional hands-on treatment.
Whilst working in both the UK and Australia, Catherine O’Brien has worked in specialist Sports Injury Clinics and has seen patients ranging from Olympic 400m runners and Bolshoi Ballerinas to patients who are working towards their first 5km run.
Catherine has also in practices with varied caseloads including headaches, pre and post natal conditions, post-surgical rehabilitation, back and neck pain and postural related pain.
Catherine also has experience in the Thoracic Ring Approach and Integrated Systems Model (Connect Therapy) method of treatment, developed by Canadian Physiotherapist, Dr Linda-Joy Lee who is an internationally recognised researcher and clinician.
This approach aims to address complicated and chronic pain that had been difficult for patients to understand and resolve completely in the past. This is done from both an overall perspective as well as by looking at individual joint relationships. Find out more about how Catherine uses this method here.