Viva Physio Owner - Kathryn Anderson

Kathryn Anderson / Director & Physiotherapist

Why did you become a physio?
As a young and gangly netballer, I used to sprain my ankles ALL the time, and so I became friendly with a wonderful lady who was the physio in Kyneton, the town I grew up. This gave me an early exposure to understanding what a physio did. As I played lots of sports as a kind (netball, tennis, basketball, swimming, BMX riding and cross country running) combined with my favourite school subject being PE, physio was a natural choice.

What’s the best thing about my job?
Of course I love working with people. The combination of our team at Viva plus all the wonderful people we get to help is what fulfils me. I feel very fortunate working in something that’s value I have a true belief in. I also love being surrounded by active people which always helps a little with my own inspiration.

What are you eating for lunch at the moment?
I make a lunchbox when I make my daughter Sophie’s lunchbox for school, so at the moment my lunch comes in pink Tupperware and includes a packet of popcorn, chopped up fruit and whatever other bits and bobs we have in the fridge. I kind of love going back to the old-school way. When I don’t make my lunch in advance the salad lunchbox at Seedling Café is number one for me, followed by Sushi from Sushi Hub as a close second.

What would be your tips for avoiding injury?
Getting the balance between pushing or challenging your body on a regular basis, in combination with being kind to your body when you need to. It’s a tough balance to strike with the lifestyles most of us currently live but maintaining some kind of regular exercise if even only basic is the key. And owning and using a foam roller when niggles start is a must!