Katie is a sports massage therapist, who is currently studying for a degree in Sports Rehabilitation at Salford University, having acheived her BETC Level 3 diploma in Sport & Exercise Science in 2015 with a Triple Distinction. She has recently completed placements at Widnes Viking Rugby Club and Bury Football Club where she offered treatment for injured players, pre and post event massages, rehabilitation programmes, and oversaw rehab and training sessions. Katie is currently on placement at Bolton Wanderers FC where she is working with the first team and is heading to Wigan Warriors later in the year.
Katie is also a qualified athletics coach and enjoys training focused on the mechanics of athletics including: sprinting, hurdling, jumping and throwing events working with a range of athletes from novices’ to elite.
Her interest in athletics comes from her background in the sport- Katie competed from the age of seven for Wigan Harriers and progressed to County level representing both Greater Manchester and Lancashire. She achieved a ranking in the top 10 in the UK for Heptathlon. Shortly after this an injury occurred that prevented further competition for the next four years and lead to Katie having two operations. This ignited an interest and passion to pursue a career in injury preventions and rehabilitation.