Kay York graduated from Wolverhampton School of Physiotherapy in 1985.
Her early employment was at New Cross Hospital, The Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton and Birmingham Heartlands where she worked in a rotational capacity in all specialities including hydrotherapy. This enabled Kay to gain a broad spectrum of experience.
She had a keen interest in sports injuries and had an elective placement at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. This led her to working on the medical team of the London Marathon for five years.
In 1991 Kay moved to Dudley Health Authority where she specialised in outpatient/musculoskeletal conditions. Posted in the community, she helped to establish the community physiotherapy service, setting up “in house” physiotherapy clinics in health centres and GP surgeries.
In 1995 along with partners Jon and Diane Behari, Kay purchased The Stourbridge Physiotherapy Practice.
Specialist interests include:
- myo-facial relief and deep soft tissue mobilisation
- having achieved an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) qualification from Southampton University in 2008 in the management of low back pain in the treatment of spinal problems
- treatment and management of sports injuries including gait analysis and biomechanics
- post-operative rehabilitation for all orthopaedic interventions including knee replacements, hip replacements, spinal and peripheral reconstructive surgery
Kay’s approach is very hands on and recognises the importance in the mobilisation and restoration of full soft tissue length and joint range of movement. Additionally, as a fully qualified member of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Kay regularly practises musculoskeletal acupuncture. At the fringes she also treats patients with respiratory problems and neurological conditions.
Outside of work Kay is keen on personal fitness and is a regular gym-user along with her son and husband. She has a particular love of the Power Plate and Studio Cycling classes.