After completing her Physiotherapy degree, Kate worked at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta from 2005 – 2008. She then returned to the Maritimes and has been working since as a staff physiotherapist at the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Halifax. Kate has worked clinically in orthopaedics, neurotherapeutics, cardiorespiratory and general medicine. Her experience has spanned acute to rehab settings, and in-home treatments in the community. Recently, she has treated the musculoskeletal, amputee, and acquired brain injury patient populations, with a focus on stroke and general neurology.
Kate has also worked as a part-time Clinical Lab Instructor at the Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy. She has delivered care in several clinical research trials through Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kate has always been very active in her community both personally and professionally, and continues to mentor students and new colleagues. She serves on many volunteer committees and was a Board Member of the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association (NSPA) from 2009-14, including a term as President from 2010-13. Kate continues to complete post-graduate education courses; locally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of topics, including: acupuncture, electrophysical agents, amputee rehabilitation, gait training, oncology, osteoporosis, and stroke.