Kirsty qualified in 1998 as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in the UK. Coming to Australia in 2000, she has worked with and treated a multitude of sporting disciplines including triathlon at the Goodwill Games and Brisbane Premiership rugby union.
For 5 years she provided physiotherapy for the Australian Short Track Speed Skating, traveling extensively to World Cups. In 2006 she was selected as a Physiotherapist for the Australian Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Having completed her Sports Physiotherapy Masters in 2006, she focused her attentions on tennis and became a physiotherapist for the Australian Tennis Open, continuing this until present day. She is also involved in providing physiotherapy services to the Queensland National Tennis Academy athletes.
In addition, she has been involved in teaching within the University of Queensland post-grad Physiotherapy courses and now runs courses for Physiotherapists nationally, including on hip and shoulder rehabilitation.