kat buckland

who is

Kat Buckland

BSc (Hons)

Sports Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist 

I love competing and competitive sports, I feel that I am supremely lucky to have found a job that allows me to help others and also be involved in a sphere I love! In saying that I take as much from treating the non-sporting population as athletes in achieving their goals, whether that be general pain related issues, post-surgical rehab or just to ‘feel better’, everyone deserves to feel their best no matter what they want to do!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you decided to train as a Sports Therapist?

I’ve always been part of competitive sports, both individual and team so have witnessed and experienced various injuries and how they have affected myself or other athletes. My mum was always pushing me forward with my sports however due to her having a road traffic accident at an early age she was unable to compete. Watching my mum and how she has dealt with her injuries spurred me on in my wanting to help others. 

Where did you train and what was the course like?

I trained at Hartpury University, while I was there I developed my skills within the top flight rugby teams on site, who allowed me to test and expand my clinical knowledge as I learned more, post London marathon finishers and also testing out pitchside first aid in various rugby/ netball sevens competitions. I managed  to develop research into areas of interest (mainly biomechanics) by completing a study into EMG and kinematics of dressage riders lower limbs within different paces! 

Tell us about your career so far

Following my qualification and I set up my own therapy clinic in Gloucester and I have also been therapist to the Welsh women’s masters hockey teams. I am now spending time with Dyer street, which I am enjoying very much!

What is your favourite type of patient?

I think anyone! I really enjoy helping anyone that feels that they need help, there’s nothing more rewarding than having a patient that’s struggled to put their t-shirt on due to shoulder pain and once the treatments finished automatically get dressed pain free. The joy on their face is priceless!

What will we find you doing outside of the clinic?

When I’m not working you will find me playing hockey or riding one of my 3 lovely horses. I love spending time with my family, hitting the gym or just taking my crazy cockerpoo for wanders!