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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

  • Happy Holidays Or Is It? Client Information Resources

    Brandable client advice leaflets designed to help your social media page followers and clients cope with the stress, anxiety and sometimes even depression, brought on by the run up to the Christmas season. It includes a set of resources packed with tips on reducing stress and anxiety and emerging from the holiday in good mental and physical health. It particularly emphasises the role of massage as a stress reducer and could be used in conjunction with the "Give the Gift" campaigns promoting massage packages or gift options. For more information about branding this content click here. You can download some free social media and 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 as a set using the purchase button below.

  • Happy Holidays or Is It? A Content Marketing Campaign for Therapists [Premium/Full Site Subscription]

    This is an all-in-one content marketing campaign designed to help your social media page followers and clients cope with the stress, anxiety and sometimes even depression, brought on by the run up to the Christmas season. It includes a set of resources packed with tips on reducing stress and anxiety and emerging from the holiday in good mental and physical health. It particularly emphasises the role of massage as a stress reducer and could be used in conjunction with the "Give the Gift" campaigns promoting massage packages or gift options. The social media, in conjunction with the pre-built email lead collection page, is designed to help you build your email list, by offering high-value resources for download. You can then use these same resources in our pre-written emails, to help you build and strengthen relationships with your existing customers and wider email list.

    As it's already a busy time of year and diaries are already under pressure, we've left out the PowerPoint presentation and promotional material for an open clinic conversion event for this campaign, but you'll still find a pre-written blog post and nurture email as per usual. We provide the ALL the content and the technology you need to implement the campaign.

    If you’d like to learn more, click the button below or login/register a free account to download a set of free social media images and sample patient leaflets included in the campaign. There are also additional video details.

  • Festive Follies: A Content Marketing Campaign for Physical Therapists [Premium/Full Site Subscription]

    This is a Christmas-themed all-in-one marketing strategy that helps you grow your email list using pre-prepared lead-generating social media; nurture and build trust with these new prospects using pre-written nurture emails; and then convert them into paying clients using a variety of strategies which we provide supporting content for including pre-written blog posts, off-the-shelf PowerPoint presentations, print-ready posters, and loads more resources to help you convert your email prospects into paying customers. We even build and host your lead-collection pages and deliver the lead magnets your prospects have signed up to receive.

    Login, or register a free account below, to download free social media content and watch a video talking you through the kit contents in more detail.

  • 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.

  • Rugby Injuries: A Content Marketing Campaign for Therapists [Premium/Full Site Subscription]

    This is an all-in-one content marketing campaign designed to help you catch the attention of people who play rugby, at whatever level. 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.

  • Rugby Injuries Patient Information Resources

    This is a whopper!!! No less than 35 downloadable/printable/rebrandable client resources on the topic of rugby injuries. It includes 8 injury advice leaflets, 23 exercise handouts, 4 newsletters and one cheatsheet. For a full breakdown of all the leaflets included, log in or register below. For more information about branding this content click here. You can download five free social media images and two 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.

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Part 2: Management [Article]

    Part 1 of this article described the hip morphology associated with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and how to accurately identify FAI syndrome (FAIS) using the triad of symptoms, clinical signs and imaging findings. This article, Part 2, moves on to discuss treatment of FAIS. The current literature and evidence is clarified, allowing you to prescribe exercises for conservative management and, if necessary, to know when and how to discuss progression to surgery and its potential outcomes, enabling the patient to participate in a shared decision-making process. 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 1: Screening [Article]

    Concussion in sport can be challenging to identify but it is crucial that it is not missed. This article, Part 1 of 2, discusses what you need to know so that you can identify sport-related concussion using appropriate sideline evaluation tools, with links provided for easy download. In addition, the guidelines around mandatory and discretionary signs of concussion and the appropriate actions are described enabling you to be able make the all-important decision regarding removal of the player or allowing them to play on. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.