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Kath Thomas

Kathryn Thomas (BSc Physio, MPhil Sports Physiotherapy) is a physiotherapist with a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the Institute of Sports Science and University of Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated both her honours and Masters degrees Cum Laude, and with Deans awards. After graduating in 2000 Kathryn worked in sports practices focusing on musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. She was contracted to work with the Dolphins Cricket team (county/provincial team) and The Sharks rugby teams (Super rugby). Kathryn has also worked and supervised physios at the annual Comrades Marathon and Amashova cycle races for many years. She has worked with elite athletes from different sporting disciplines such as hockey, athletics, swimming and tennis. She was a competitive athlete holding national and provincial colours for swimming, biathlon, athletics, and surf lifesaving, and has a passion for sports and exercise physiology. She has presented research at the annual American College of Sports Medicine congress in Baltimore, and at The South African Sports Medicine Association in 2000 and 2011. She is Co-Kinetic’s technical editor and has taken on responsibility for writing our new clinical review updates for practitioners.

Recent content

  • Posture Matters: A Content Marketing Campaign for Therapists [Full Site Subscription]

    This is an all-in-one content marketing campaign designed to help you promote importance of, and relationship between, your posture and your health. The social media, in conjunction with pre-built lead collection pages, are designed to help you collect new email leads of people signing up to your resources. The client leaflets and pre-written email are designed to help you nurture and build trust with new as well as existing clients and prospects. The blog post, PowerPoint presentation, posters and promotional material are designed to help you promote an 'open clinic event' aimed at converting these prospects into paying clients. It's an all-in-one marketing AND sales strategy. We provide the content and the technology to allow you to implement the full monthly campaign in less than 20 minutes. Click the button below to learn more.

    Login, or register a free account below, to download 5 stunning social media images and 2 patient leaflets (no subscription required). You can also see a detailed list of the customer resources that come with the campaign.

  • Concussion In Sport: A Content Marketing Campaign for Therapists [Full Site Subscription]

    This is an all-in-one content marketing campaign designed to help you promote importance of the identification and management of concussion in sport. The social media, in conjunction with pre-built lead collection pages, are designed to help you collect new email leads of people signing up to your resources. The client leaflets and pre-written email are designed to help you nurture and build trust with new as well as existing clients and prospects. The blog post, PowerPoint presentation, posters and promotional material are designed to help you promote an 'open clinic event' aimed at converting these prospects into paying clients. It's an all-in-one marketing AND sales strategy. We provide the content and the technology to allow you to implement the full monthly campaign in less than 20 minutes. Click the button below to learn more.

    Login, or register a free account below, to download 5 stunning social media images and 2 patient leaflets (no subscription required). You can also see a detailed list of the customer resources that come with the campaign.

  • Posture Matters Done-for-You Social Media

    Thirty pieces of social media (and assorted information resources) on the role and importance of posture for a whole range of health and wellbeing reasons. It includes 20 client information leaflets and accompanying social media. It is designed to engage your social network viewers, as well as build your email list, as each piece of social media links to a email lead collection form where people can sign up to receive the downloadable information resources. Once they have entered their details, we collect those email details for you, and deliver them to the resources they have signed up to receive. You can use the campaign to grow your email list, create engaging and informative social media pages and build your reputation and authority by publishing some super-helpful content to your social networks.

    You can download two patient leaflets and some accompanying social media images for free, by logging in (or registering) for a free account below.

  • Concussion In Sport Done-for-You Social Media

    Nearly 40 pieces of social media (and assorted resources) on the topic of concussion in sport, which you can post to Facebook or Twitter using our simple inbuilt social media scheduling tool. Not only does it engage your social network viewers, but each piece of social media links to a email lead collection form where people can sign up to receive the downloadable resources, meaning it also helps you to build your email list.

    Once they have entered their details, we collect those email details for you, and deliver them to the resources they have signed up to receive. This campaign also includes a range of 'lead magnets' (high value pieces of content) which your viewers can download once they've entered their email address (don't worry, we take care of the whole process for you). You can use the campaign to grow your email list, create engaging and informative social media pages and build your reputation and authority by publishing some super-helpful content to your social networks.

    You can download two patient leaflets and five free social media images by logging in (or registering) for a free account below.

  • Posture Matters Patient Information Resources

    Rebrandable client resources on the role and importance of posture for a whole range of health and wellbeing reasons. It includes 20 pieces of content including a customer newsletter, two infographics, seven advice leaflets on different aspects of posture and 10 different exercise handouts containing stretching and strengthening exercises for each specific posture type. Each leaflet is automatically rebranded if you have the branding upgrade. For more information about the branding upgrade click here. You can download some free social media and a couple of patient leaflets by logging in or registering a free account below (no subscription required).

    These leaflets are included in all our monthly subscriptions or they can be purchased individually using the purchase button below.

  • Treating Headaches Can be a Pain in the Neck [Article]

    There are many types of headache but the two that commonly occur with neck pain are tension-type headache and cervicogenic headache. This article will enable you to make a differential diagnosis and to treat your patient appropriately, as well as helping you to recognise the red flag signs for serious pathologies that require further investigation and referral to the appropriate professionals.

  • Syndesmosis Injury Part 2: Treatment and Rehabilitation [Article]

    If missed or misdiagnosed, syndesmosis injuries are one of the most common causes of chronic ankle dysfunction and potential degenerative disease. Early and good diagnosis of the grade of injury (covered in Part 1) is crucial for good rehabilitation. With the right management, there is a high rate of return to any level of sport (including preinjury levels) after injury. This article gives you examples of rehabilitation protocols for the different grades of injury that you can amend to provide the best personalised care for your patient’s optimal return to their chosen activity.

  • Concussion Management Patient Information Resources

    Rebrandable client resources on the management of concussion. It includes leaflets on: What Is Concussion; Immediate Management of Concussion; How Can Concussion Be Prevented; How To Manage Concussion; and Concussion in Young People. We've also included an excellent infographic produced as part of the BokSmart South African Rugby Concussion Education programme (this one leaflet is not brandable). For more information about branding this content click here. You can download some free social media and a couple of patient leaflets by logging in or registering a free account below (no subscription required).

    These leaflets are included in all our monthly subscriptions or they can be purchased individually using the purchase button below.

  • Syndesmosis Injury Part 1: Diagnosis and Evaluation [Article]

    If missed or misdiagnosed, syndesmosis injuries are one of the most common causes of chronic ankle dysfunction and potential degenerative disease This article guides you through how these injuries occur and how to best diagnose them, including when to refer for further evaluation. After reading this article you will have a good understanding of the injury and the structures involved as well as how to diagnose the grade of injury confidently to set your patient on the best treatment/rehabilitation path. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.

  • The 11 Rs in Concussion Part 2: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Recovery [Article]

    Having read Part 1 of this article, you will already be able to identify if a player has suffered a sport-related concussion (SRC) and whether they need to be removed from play. Here, Part 2 will allow you to determine the best treatment and rehabilitation for any patient suffering an SRC, as well as how to help them return to sport while being alert to any ongoing effects or potential development of long-term consequences. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.