Kathryn Osborne Sport and Exercise Therapy opened for business in 2011, following seven years post-graduate experience with various teams, individuals and organisations. We offer all aspects of sports therapy treatments and specialise in sports massage, deep tissue massage and remedial massage.
Having graduated from the University of Teesside with a BSc (hons) in Sports Therapy in 2004, Kathryn has worked as a Sport and Exercise Therapist since 2003 with various teams and organisations, also providing sports massage to various events throughout the North of England. She also holds a BSc (hons) in Sport and Exercise Science gained in 2001 from St Johns, York. I am a member of the Society of Sports Therapists, The Sports Therapy Organisation and an associate of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
I have always been very sporty, playing rugby for various teams and swimming for Carlisle. Currently I train regularly at Lifestyle Fitness gym, I train using a combination of free-weights and HIIT, with Olympic lifting and functional training style workouts being my preferred training, I compete in triathlons and open water swimming. I train with Carlisle Tri Club and am starting my journey to become a Triathlon Coach by helping out at the track sessions. I have also had my fair share of injuries so understand the frustrations that athletes face when unable to perform
I started work with Carlisle Centurions RLFC while a student and continue this role today, having seen the team progress from a development team in the early days up to the National League and back down again. I then worked as the Sports Therapist for Workington Town RLFC during the 2004/05 seasons, also running specialist stretching, core stability and SAQ sessions during pre-season.
In 2008 I branched out into football, taking on the role of team manager for Penrith AFC Ladies Development team. The ladies play in the local Cumbrian league and act as a feeder for the main ladies team, progressing young players from U16 to open age. Through this I was offered a casual role of Sport Therapist to the Cumberland FA working with the U16 & U18 county squads when the first team physiotherapist was unavailable. In 2009 I became the Academy Sports Therapist at the Cumberland FA's Centre of Excellence, based at FrenchFields in Penrith, overseeing all Sports Therapy and rehabilitation for the elite young players of Cumbria ranging from U10-U16 age group.
Outside of sport, I spent 5 years working as an Exercise Therapist at the National Rehabilitation Centre for the Fire Service, in this role I specialised end-stage rehabilitation of Fire Fighters following injury and illness. Since February 2010 I have worked in the NHS as a Physiotherapy Technical Instructor, working across the rehabilitation units of both neuro-rehab and amputee outpatients.I have also taken on a part-time role as a Lecturer in Sports Therapy at The University of Cumbria, I lead on the Principles of Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Practice modules, this is a role I am keen to expand upon in the future. I am the Vice-Chair of the University and College liasion group within The Society of Sports Therapists , in this role I hope develop links between the Professional Body and University Students
At KOSET we are able to combine the specialised hands on treatment and knowledge gained over 11 years of post graduate experience gained working in the sports environment, within the NHS and in the Fire Service to provide you with a unique service. We provide a mix of hands on treatment, sports massage, education, exercise therapy and rehabilitation to get you back to a fitness level allowing you to train, compete and enjoy your everyday activities.
We treat anyone who has a musculoskeletal injury, regardless of it being gained in a sporting environment, in the gym or just as part of general life. We treat people of any age or fitness ability, in fact our clients range from a 10 year old county footballer with knee pain to an 83 year old lady with osteoporosis, and everything in between. We also treat those in the early stages of progressive diseases, where exercise and therapy has been recommended by Medical Professionals, we currently work with a Gentleman with Parkinson's Disease and have helped to reduce falls frequency and overall physical strength and fitness, another client is an Gentleman in his mid 80's and had a stroke 5 years ago, we have helped him to maintain his independence in his own home.
Pitch-side cover is an area we specialise in, having worked on a pitch side environment since 2000. Working in professional rugby league, semi-professional rugby union and youth football, Kathryn has skills in the acute management of injuries on the sporting field, how to diagnose and treat these injuries and when removal from play is indicated. Able to keep a clam head under pressure to provide potentially life saving treatments and first aid.
Kathryn has a varied background and is experienced in the treatment and rehabilitation of teams and individuals back to sporting fitness, providing specialised rehabilitation programmes to get Fire Fighters back "on the run", working in the NHS with amputee patients, those with head injuries and who have suffered a stroke.
Alongside working within team sports and with teams, I have vast experience in working on a 1-1 basis with individuals. Having worked in the past with body builders, cyclists, runners, racquet sport players and those involved in martial arts. We also cater for the more relaxed individual who may prefer a gentle stroll or to work in the garden as their exercise. We also specialise in the care of the athlete with disabilities and amputees.