Since then she has gained a variety of NHS Physiotherapy experience in hospitals in Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Carlisle, Scarborough and Barnsley. During this time she also did six months voluntary work as a Physiotherapist in Bangalore, South India.
She continued her musculoskeletal NHS work as a Senior Physiotherapist in Sheffield in 1999. Since that time she also worked regularly at BMI Thornbury Hospital. Here she worked in both the Physiotherapy Out-Patients Department and on the In-Patient Orthopaedic Wards. She left the NHS in 2010 to concentrate on her work at BMI Thornbury Hospital.
This experience has given her over 25 years of experience across all age groups developing her skills to assess and treat acute, chronic and long-term conditions.
She has developed a special interest in knee pathologies and lower limb dysfunction. This also includes rehabilitation following Total Knee Replacements (TKR) and Total Hip Replacements (THR).
She has seen excellent improvements in patients specific Range Of Movement (ROM), function and confidence following a few physiotherapy sessions at home or as an out-patient following discharge from hospital.
Alison incorporates the use of acupuncture, as appropriate, into her patient care.
She continues to develop her skills and keeps up to date with evidence-based approaches to patient care.
Alison enjoys the variety and challenge of her work and rather than just treating your symptoms, she has a strong emphasis on, whenever possible, ensuring a long-term benefit is achieved.
She has enjoyed running half marathons, playing netball, ladies cricket and tennis. Her physiotherapy career is also balanced with her family life. Her two sons ensure she keeps active with regular walks and cycle rides.