Katrinka is a qualified Physiotherapist, a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APAM), and representative for APA Animal Physiotherapy Group. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool. Katrinka entered the veterinary industry in 2006 as a veterinary nurse, with a keen interest in animal rehabilitation. This passion led to the pursuit of a career in human physiotherapy, with the intention of transferring her physiotherapy skills to animal care. She worked for over 8 years as a senior physiotherapist in a variety of roles, in particular acute inpatient care and rehabilitation.
Katrinka made the transition to animal physiotherapy in 2017, spending the last three years working as an Animal Physiotherapist in Sydney at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) until recently relocating to the Sunshine Coast. Katrinka has a special interest in postoperative rehabilitation of animals following orthopaedic and spinal surgery, as well as performance dogs and horses, and beloved family pets. Katrinka is passionate about animal physiotherapy and its unique complement to veterinary medicine, and thrives in helping patients return to their optimal function and performance.
Outside of physiotherapy, Katrinka is a keen sportswoman, competing in triathlons around the country. When not training or studying, you are likely to find her exploring the great outdoors.