"My goal is to inspire you to take your health into your own hands, no matter where you are on your journey, and help you implement a step-by-step path towards optimal health, happiness and a quality of life you never imagined possible!" - Dr Kate Wood
When you meet Kate you are instantly inspired to be a better person. She helps you understand the importance of your health and motivates you to achieve your goals. She believes health is your greatest wealth and will help you step by step to achieve, live, breath and believe in your health so you can create the life of your dreams.
Kate’s health journey began before she can consciously remember with a traumatic birth that ended in an emergency C-Section. Growing up on a farm outside a small country town Kate was blessed to spend a lot of time with her grand parents and in particular her beloved grandmother affectionately known as Na. Kate believes her love and passion for all things holistic and health began from being inspired by her Na, mesmerised by the art of bush medicine, feeling (without knowing) the importance of grounding and healing in nature and learning how to respect and communicate with animals (especially horses).
Kate’s love of health and the body flourished as a young child when she won her first athletic race at age 8. The importance of exercise, hydration, nutrition, sleep, recovery and mental health (especially goal setting and race visualisation) was very obvious to Kate even at such a young age. Kate went on to to win 5 Australian titles and represent her country as an 800m runner until a mystery illness struck her down in her prime.
Frustrated with the medical route she turned to alternate therapies and her health improved so she could compete again and study. Years later a devastating back injury, followed by a broken foot whilst competing overseas left her unable to train or find anyone to help her. She again turned to natural therapies, this time chiropractic, and her life was transformed forever. Inspired to help other athletes and people with chronic illnesses who had weird symptoms no one could help, as a mature age student she then completed a Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University, a musculo-skeletal acupuncture certificate and studied the advanced kinesiology techniques of Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) and Total Body Modification (TBM).
Since then Kate has continued to study and learn, completing post graduate training in clinical neurology, Neurological Integration System (NIS), Functional Restoration (FR), RNR (retained neonatal reflexes) courses for kids, and Webster Technique for pregnancy. She is a member of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and Chiropractic Association of Australia (CAA). During her many years of study and extensive seminars she has developed a passion for family wellness, especially pre-conceptive, prenatal, and post natal care as well as pediatric care (kids care).
Kate’s treatments are not just up to date and thorough but they are unique. She utilises her kinesiology skills to hone in on what your body needs most at each session and utilises a variety of different techniques to assist your body to heal and function optimally. Techniques used include manual chiropractic, activator, Thompson drop piece, soft tissue work, musculoskeletal acupuncture, cranial work, blocking and heat. For those wanting to take their health to the next level, make shifts, set new goals, release fears, and make big life changes then nutritional advice, supplemental recommendations, and goal setting will also be offered.
Kate also offers phone consults for Lyme-like and chronic illness sufferers who are not living on the Sunshine Coast. Kate really understands what it is like to have “weird” or unexplainable symptoms, severe fatigue and not be able to function in society mentally or physically. To be told by doctors and health professionals that they can’t help you or that it’s all in your head. It is this empathy she carries coupled with a wide variety of healing techniques and her extraordinary ability to connect and set the body into healing motion, that sets her apart from other practitioners. If you are willing to put in the work to heal your body then Kate will walk side by side with you to achieve life changing results.
Kate has also authored the book ‘An Integrated Journey Back to Health and Happiness’ about Lyme-like and chronic illnesses to share her personal journey and knowledge.
With her professional development, life experience recovering from a debilitating illness as well as being a mother to two very happy healthy children, backed by a renowned set of skills, you can rest assure you are going to receive an exceptional level of service; topped with a personal touch.