Having a website & blog
I am enjoying having a new website which allows me to put in writing the information I tell my patients so they can refer back to it. We have all been to see either a doctor or therapist and have arrived home trying to remember all they have said and have only snippets floating back. So I do hope the information on this website will help people.
It is through many years of reading that I have accumulated the knowledge that I have put on this website, I haven't just dreamt up my own theories.
I know my capabilities and don't try to pretend if I am out of my depth. Over the years I have specialised in the digestive system as that is what originally brought me to kinesiology.
Unfortunately the doctors I consulted didn't recognise my symptoms as something they could deal with so I was a very tired person for a very long time, thinking it was normal to feel like that.
It was only when I went to see a kinesiologist that I started to make progress and I dread to think what kind of state I might have been in if I hadn't met her.
My husband is a pharmacist and was naturally sceptical of his wife going to see a complementary therapist but he realised that I was desperate and willing to try something new. He didn't try to stop me and saw me making slow progress and eventually when I was better he paid for me to train to become a kinesiologist.
Training to become a kinesiologist is not a case of a couple of weekends and a certificate. It took 18 months to qualify in the kinesiology part of the course alone which grants the letters KF Assoc after your name, then courses in nutrition, anatomy & physiology, counselling and an overview of clinical medicine were required to progress to KFRP status.
Kinesiology is such a clever therapy helping identify both problems and the best remedies to solve them as well as food intolerances. It is the antithesis of standing in a health food store thinking: There must be something here which will help me!
Katrina is a kinesiologist based in Newcastle upon Tyne.