The Kent Running School is based in central Sevenoaks where it operates alongside a busy and well established physiotherapy practice as well as other allied healthcare professionals. The combination of The Running School programs, experienced physiotherapists and the leading edge application of sports rehabilitation provides a comprehensive service to elite and novice athletes alike.


KATY DALY

Katie graduated in 2015 from St. Mary's University in Twickenham studying Sport Rehabilitation. She is also a full member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers. Throughout her time at university, Katie volunteered at the London Marathon providing sports massages to the runners which she found a very enjoyable event and plans on continuing with this in the future. Katie has also worked with the London Irish Academy rugby team doing sports massages.

Katie has been actively involved in sports since childhood with her main interests being swimming and netball. This led to her being a swimming assistant dealing with young children, one of whom had Cerebral Palsy.

Katie has a keen interest in working with children improving their running, movement and coordination issues. Katie likes to incorporate many different activities during her sessions to make them entertaining but challenging focusing on speed, agility and balance mainly.

Katie also takes Dynamic Movement Skills classes at Sevenoaks School working with children who are hyper mobile, dyspraxic, requiring rehabilitation after injury or high performance athletes.

Being able to see someone's improvements is one of Katie's main highlights of working at The Running School. Seeing someone progress from the first initial session to the final session is a very overwhelming experience for both Katie and her client.

In her spare time Katie likes going to the gym, swimming and searching where to go for her next holiday.


JAYNE NIXON


Jayne graduated from the University of Ulster in 1994, with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy.  She completed a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2013 at the University of Cardiff.

She has worked for both the NHS and Ministry of Defence for the last 20 years and has also worked in the Private sector for 15 years on a part time basis.

She has special interests in Lower Limb injuries, Exercise for Rehabilitation, Sports Injuries and Advanced Biomechanics. With a team working approach to lower limb biomechanics and movement analysis, she has worked in rehabilitation aimed at running and walking gait and has developed a speciality in hip and groin pain as well as Tendinopathy.

With a vast working knowledge of biomechanics and rehabilitation Jayne works in a holistic way to problem solve using the whole of the kinetic chain to obtain positive results.   She has worked successfully with Olympic gymnasts and International runners as well as recreational weekend warriors and those wishing to return to sport.

Jayne has a special interest in children with running, movement and coordination issues, and believes that with good assessment and training most children could improve their running, strength and co-ordination, with just a little help and guidance.

Jayne is married and when not working she is a walking the hills with her husband, running or cooking for friends and family. You will always find an odd book of recipes, psychology, or medical text book in Jayne's oversized handbag!


CAROLYN SEARBY


Carolyn completed her Honours Degree in Physiotherapy at Manchester University in 1990, and moved into private practice in 1993. During this period she developed an interest in sports injuries and worked in American Football.

In 1995 she moved to the USA to study for her Masters in Sports Medicine which entailed working at a prestigious sports medicine clinic and with a College American Football team. She was able to gain huge experience of both ‘pitch side’ medical intervention and rehabilitation of sports injuries. On her return to England she worked with a professional Basketball team.

She then moved on to working at the Crystal Palace National Sports Injury Centre. She continued her studies including completion of a further Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2004 at the University of Brighton. This allowed her to become a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

She has conducted research into knee ligament reconstructions and knee cap dysfunction, presenting her findings at the International Federation of Orthopædic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT) Conference in Cape Town in 2004, and in the same year the Chartered Physiotherapy Congress.

Carolyn worked at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. She was part of the medical team at the Polyclinic in the Athletes Village, for the Olympics, and worked at the Aquatic Centre and with Wheelchair tennis at Eton Manor for the Paralympics.

During her time in private practice she developed a special interest in lower limb biomechanics and gait analysis. As a reluctant runner she discovered ‘The Running School’ which changed how she ran and transformed her from a ‘shuffler’ to a runner. She has subsequently trained to combine her gait analysis with coaching running technique and looks forward to using her expertise to help others.