has worked closely with Rugby clubs at both league and tournament level.
This pitch side expertise is invaluable when a quick and accurate diagnosis
is crucial to the appropriate care and treatment of the athlete.
More recently Katherine Watkins has worked with international amateur and professional tennis players at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships and with county players at Eastbourne. This style of physiotherapy has to be immediately effective to enable the player to continue in the tournament. It is an immensely rewarding aspect of the work of Watkinsphysio and one which broadens and consolidates expertise.
The bulk of the work of Watkinsphysio occurs within a Dance setting where the majority of injuries tend not to be traumatic, but are cumulative. We see many examples of muscle imbalance and overuse type injuries. The skill is to accurately diagnose, treat and start the dancer on a rehabilitation programme immediately so that no time is lost through missing class. We work very closely with technique tutors, exercise physiologists and psychologists to attain peak performance.
This variety of work is both stimulating and continually filled with opportunities to develop new and more effective treatment techniques.Katherine treats all sports injuries at the Wimbledon clinic. She specialises in biomechanics and functional alignment and always uses these tools in her physiotherapy rehabilitation protocols.
No GP referral required. Just telephone 020 8545 0965 for an appointment.
- “Katherine Watkins is an excellent physiotherapist. She knows what she is talking about, and solved my 6-month-old knee problem in 3 sessions. She focused on giving me targeted exercises so I could resolve the problem myself, instead of doing loads of manual therapy and dragging out the treatment regime. She fully reviewed the exercises each session to make sure they were still appropriate, and tweaked/added to the treatment plan along the way. I found this approach very helpful and effective. I would definitely recommend her to anybody for any condition.” CC, quote from Best of Wimbledon & Merton website.
- “Katherine is a superb physio. Firstly the diagnosis is detailed and the examination of the problem area is not taken in isolation but with an understanding of the whole body interaction. For my problem, an incorrectly tracking knee cap, a set of exercises were initially devised and then refined as treatment progressed. This led to a cure of the problem but also a fix of the cause (a muscle in-balance in the leg). I totally recommend Katherine as a physiotherapist.” Mark H, quote from Best of Wimbledon & Merton website.
- “I just wanted to say thank you for your help, the ankle feels so much better. I'm into summer training now and it's great. I got a lot more freedom in the ankle than I did before I got injured, so I am really happy.” Professional Squash Player.