I’m Kate Williams. I am the Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree at UWTSD. I am a Graduate Sports Therapist and I’ve worked in semi-professional, professional, international sport for over 15 years. Sport science and sports injuries have always been of interest to me and Sports Therapy fits perfectly in to both these areas.
As a Graduate Sports Therapist I can screen and pre-habilitate injuries before they happen, prepare players for match day with treatments or taping and strapping, provide sports trauma management during matches and training sessions, and finally assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries that occur in the sport and exercise environment. These skills have travelled with me all over the world and that’s what I love about being a Graduate Sports Therapist.
I am passionate about Sports Therapy and educating future Graduate Sports Therapists. In addition to teaching sports therapy I also conduct research in to sports therapy related areas, specifically in injuries surrounding the hip and groin and prolonged sports related concussion. I encourage all sports therapy students to undertake research projects in areas that interest and excite them! We all have an opportunity to inform future practice with our research.