Principal Physiotherapist

Kathryn Barry, MAPA, MPA
B.App.Sc(Physio), M.App.Sc.(Manip.Physio)(Syd.)


Kathryn graduated as a physiotherapist from Cumberland College of Health Sciences in 1984 and spent time working in the public health sector at Royal South Sydney Hospital, Griffith Base Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington.

In 1987 - Kathryn returned to Cumberland College of Health Sciences as a full-time post graduate student completing manipulative physiotherapy studies.

Kathryn has also worked as a senior tutor and clinical educator on the undergraduate physiotherapy programme.

Since 1988 - Kathryn has worked in private practice and completed further post graduate study, attaining a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Sydney University in 1993. Kathryn’s research topic was in the area of lower back pain during pregnancy.

Kathryn has maintained ties with the University and has been asked to assess Masters Theses on a number of occasions. As a manipulative physiotherapist, Kathryn has developed a considerable amount of clinical experience in the management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Kathryn’s other area of special interest is in women’s health management. Kathryn provides a range of physiotherapy services including management of pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence. Kathryn also treats women with mastitis, post-mastectomy and in the ante-natal and post-partum period developing individualised exercise programmes.

Kathryn shares Michael’s interest in and practice of the McKenzie Method.  They also utilise Real-Time Ultrasound to provide biofeedback to train trunk/core and pelvic floor muscle function.  Together they strive to implement evidence based physiotherapy practice to benefit their patients.

Kathryn is also a “gold” member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a titled member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Association. She is an expert musculoskeletal physiotherapist with more than 26 years experience.

When Kathryn takes off her physiotherapist “cap” she and Michael are kept busy caring for their three children Ben, Sam and Eliza. Kathryn is very involved in supporting the children’s various school, musical, sport and animal welfare activities. She enjoys swimming, tennis and bushwalking.

To make an appointment at Castle Hill Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre, please call 02 9_634 7788 or click here to contact us.