About Kirst Smith
Kirst obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 2014. She obtained an award at her graduation ceremony for her outstanding performance throughout her 4 years of study. She went on to complete a year of community service physiotherapy at Bertha Gxowa Hospital. She then moved into private practice. It was here that she found her love for hands on musculoskeletal physiotherapy and movement-based rehabilitation. Kirst had a daughter at the end of 2018. She continued to work in private practice and moved over to a focus more on work-related injuries in August 2019. In February 2020 Kirst, her husband and her daughter decided to move from South Africa to Kalgoorlie, Australia.
Kirst is a people’s person and shares an enormous amount of empathy for those around her. She prefers a hands-on approach to therapy and finds her profession very rewarding. She also demonstrates a passion for helping people move better and has experience in Pilates.
• Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
• Member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy
• Certified Audiometric Officer (WorkCover WA)
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Sports injuries
• Work related injuries
• Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (jaw pain)
• Movement based rehabilitation
• Clinical Pilates
• Corporate and occupational health
Kirst is a devoted mum and wife. She enjoys being outdoors with the family and baking wherever she gets a chance. Kirst and her husband prefer to lead an active lifestyle and will often be seen in gyms or running on the road. Kirst is a keen runner and has completed two Comrades marathons prior to having her daughter. She hopes that she can return to ultra-distance running once her daughter is older and the time to train becomes more available.