Kirsty graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University in 1996.
As a new graduate she worked at Weld St Physio from 1997 -2000 before gaining experience at Waikato Hospital and then various London Hospitals. It was there she developed a special interest in neurological rehabiliation, especially brain injury.
On return to NZ she worked in Palmerston North Hospital's S.T.A.R centre gaining further valuable rehabilitation experience particulary with elderly.
She has been back at Weld St since 2007 although has had Maternity leave within this time.
More recently (2018) she has completed her Advanced training in Dry Needling- a form of acupuncture.
Outside of work she has a background of dance training