Katrina Sigvertsen - (BHS)
Musculoskeletal Therapist & Director
I focus on chronic and acute pain education, management and treatment, sports massage, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Ideal for anyone who has an active lifestyle or elevated stress levels or with persistant pain and/or associated conditions. ProActive Massage can help you to get back to your optimum health and allow you to do the things you enjoy.
I have a strong interest in learning about pain and all that is involved in this complex issue when pain is persistent. I continue to learn and develop skills and understanding to better educate and equip patients with ongoing pain. In 2019 I attended a three day conference held by the Neuro Orthopaedic Institue Australasia learning from Professor Lorimer Moseley (neuroscientist), Associate Professor David Butler (educationalist) and Professor Johan Vlaeyen (psychologist).
I have a Bachelor in Health Studies (Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy) and I was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for 2015 from The New Zealand College of Massage as the top student. In addition I also have a Diploma in Health Science (Massage & Sports Therapy), a Diploma in Health Science (Therapeutic Massage) in which I was awarded the Student Clinic Performance Award for 2014 and I also hold a Certificate in Relaxation Massage from the New Zealand College of Massage.
I have had over eight years experience within the massage industry and have worked with the Wellington Phoenix (Football), Wellington Saints (Basketball), Central Pulse (Netball), NRL teams, Olympic athletes, International Hockey teams, International Cyclists, Super Rugby, at the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km event in Taupo and with various other sporting individuals and teams at local, regional, national and international level. In addition to sportspeople I have had experience in the Neonatal Unit at Wellington Hospital, with Oncology patients and various medical conditions.
Katrina is a member of the International Association of the Study of Pain and The New Zealand Pain Society. These associations along with many other international sources are part of my ongoing regular education to ensure I am keeping up to date and continuing to grow as a health professional.