Staff – Physiotherapists

IMG_4522Kristen McKerihan

B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy)
Physiotherapist, APAM

Graduating from the University of Sydney in 1998, Kristen has years of physiotherapy experience across a broad spectrum of medical services.

Working in the public hospital system at St George Hospital, Kogarah, Kristen worked with patients in acute post operative and rehabilitation units including orthopedics, ICU and neuro.

Following a year working in England in a fast paced outpatients environment, Kristen returned to Sydney and spent three years at St Mary’s Group West Rehab Centre. Working extensively with people in a gym setting and specialising in workers compensation cases, Kristen focused on prescribing and implementing detailed rehabilitation programs to assist recovery from both acute and chronic injuries, as well as post operative procedures.

Then for 11 years Kristen worked in a specialist Physiotherapy and Sports Injury clinic  in Lane Cove. Working with patients of all ages to diagnose and manage their sports or work/posture related injuries as well as those recovering from surgery, Kristen focused on providing the most effective treatment for each condition.

Kristen moved to Forestville and opened Arthur Street Physiotherapy in 2013, and then in 2020 the clinic moved to Killarney Heights and  became Active Steps Physiotherapy.

She is a firm believer in treatment that is specifically tailored to the person experiencing the symptoms – no recipes, no bandaid solutions.

Working hard to understand an individuals’ presenting complaints, identifying why these symptoms may have developed and working through how to prevent the symptoms returning is fundamental to her treatment of all patients – with the ultimate goal of restoring function and for patients to be able to better perform normal activities of living whilst preventing recurrences.

Kristen’s very strong manual therapy base for treatment is used to address the presenting symptoms and is combined with exercises and client education.

Continuing to keep abreast of the latest training methods and research, Kristen has most recently trained in the Integrated Systems Model, the Sarah Key Method, the Mulligan Concept, Dry Needling Plus as well as extensive further education in core stability and functional rehabilitation.