Katie Stewart BHMS ESSAM
Director & Co-Founder
The Thrive Clinic & The Exercise Therapist
After graduating from Southern Cross University in 1996 with a degree in human movement Science Katie went to work for High performance triathlon coach Kieran Barry in Bondi, Sydney. This lead to her establishing her own personal training business in Fox studios.
Her husbands work lead her to Perth in late 2000 where she quickly established The Beach Lifestyle Club in Cottesloe. One of Perth’s first health studios to successfully offer exercise physiology and sports science focused services ranging from weight loss programs to sports specific training.
In 2010 she sold The Beach Lifestyle Club when she fell pregnant with her fourth child. Katie embarked on a new challenge of managing consultant of Crowns towers new 17 million dollar health and wellness offering ISIKA, which was successfully completed in 2012.
After three years of intensive research Katie started The Exercise Therapist in 2014 and The Thrive Clinic quickly followed in 2015. The Thrive Clinic uses a unique protocol of treatment that effectively removes psychological objections to exercise, improving adherence and capacity for work once engaged in exercise.
This protocol has improved patients exercise medicine HIIT tolerance resulting in significant reductions in combined mental and physical symptoms of all chronic conditions treated. The Thrive Clinic has quickly grown with the support of local GPs and specialists.
With a research paper pending publication looking into ‘The Removal of Psychological Objections for effective administration of Exercise as Medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic illness’, under the supervision of Biostatician Michael Phillips and Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken, Katie has a clear focus on servicing the gap in chronic mental and physical illness and injury in the Public and private primary health care sectors.