Kirsty Kendrick

Kirsty qualified from the Birmingham school of physiotherapy at the university of Birmingham in 1996, becoming a state registered and chartered physiotherapist.  Her first job was at the royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, which involved areas including orthopaedics, respiratory, neurology, care of the elderly and musculoskeletal outpatients.  She progressed to a senior level and developed skills in outpatients where she was trained in the McKenzie concept and then gained a post assisting the multidisciplinary team in establishing a new service, developing the role of physiotherapy on the medical assessment unit, which worked towards early patient discharge.

In 2000, Kirsty moved to the Wolverhampton Nuffield Hospital, where she progressed to the physiotherapy inpatient team lead, this involved service development and leading the team in the management of inpatient orthopaedic and surgical conditions.  She still continued with a large outpatient caseload and at this time she worked towards gaining an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy which she completed part time at Sheffield Hallam University.

In 2002, she returned to New Cross Hospital where she took the post of Occupational Health Physiotherapist, where she developed a new physiotherapy service specifically for members of staff over 3 separate sites.  The service provided rapid access for the management of musculoskeletal disorders, which aimed to reduce the amount of sickness absence, by  addressing early return to work and keeping the workforce at work.  Her special interest is in this field of physiotherapy not only providing assessment and treatment but also providing workplace assessments and preventative intervention.    Kirsty is a member of ACPOHE (the association of chartered physiotherapists in occupational health and ergonomics) gaining her certificate in 2006 and she is an active member of the regional west midlands occupational health and ergonomists group.   Since having children she has continued to work part time and joined SB Sports injury and physiotherapy clinic in 2011.