Alison has a Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine and was a visiting lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton.
Her excellent academic credentials are backed up by experience gained working as a physio since 2000 in the UK’s National Health Service, Ministry of Defence, county rugby and private practice.
“My particular area of interest is the lower leg and foot. I enjoy the rehabilitation process, from initial injury to return to activity. Working with highly motivated soldiers and marines who sometimes need reining in rather than motivation to do exercise has taught me how best to treat active people, including runners with Achilles injuries, who are keen to get back to their usual levels of fitness and training as soon as possible. I feel that giving the patient information, exercises, and the ability to self-manage the condition helps the long-term management of an injury and can prevent other injuries from occurring.”
The first step towards designing a solid rehab programme lies in establishing an accurate diagnosis. Since 2007, Alison has been part of the highly skilled multi-disciplinary sports medicine team at Sportswise. Working alongside people like Professor Nick Webborn OBE has not only honed her diagnostic skills but also helped her to stay abreast of the latest research and techniques, allowing her to recognise when an athlete may benefit from the combined input of more than one professional or a clinical procedure e.g. injections or shockwave. Her time spent as a lecturer has taught her how to turn the theoretical evidence into clinical practice.
Alison has been practising as a physio since 2000.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine
Matwork Pilates Qualification