Ali trained at Kings College Hospital, worked in NHS London teaching hospitals for 15 years then joined Surrey Physiotherapy in 1998, becoming Senior Physio in the clinic in 2006.
Ali felt that the NHS provided great opportunities to build skills and experience, particularly in treating back and neck disorders. But private practice allows both therapist and patient a far more satisfying and effective approach to holistic treatment especially for chronic complaints.
She enjoys treating all musculo-skeletal problems across all age groups from sports and performance injuries to lifestyle induced disorders, osteoarthritic and degenerative joint conditions, and osteoporosis. The main area of interest she has developed at Surrey Physiotherapy is the management of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. This condition affects up to 10 percent of the population. It is frequently missed in children, dismissed in teenagers and misunderstood in adults.
As a hands on physio, Ali adapts soft tissue massage and joint mobilisation to deeper massage with manipulation as required. She also occasionally uses trigger point acupuncture as an adjunct. She enjoys the fulfilment and confidence that accompanies her 30 plus years of experience.
Outside work she enjoys walking, gardening and generally keeping fit. She has been a keen skier, a tennis fan and Pilates advocate over the years. She is also passionate about Ballet and Contemporary Dance; finding the energy, strength and flexibility of dancers inspiring and doubtless one of the reasons behind the recent trend in exercise for Ballet barre classes.
Since the years of school runs and mum’s taxi for her daughter and son have ended Ali is enjoying finding time for more creative hobbies and has even rediscovered her sewing machine.