Alison trained at Kings College London and worked in the NHS for 15 years. She also held a five-year research post at the Bioengineering Department of University College London

In the 1980s Alison worked as the Physiotherapist to the Scottish and Welsh Lacrosse teams and accompanied them on a tour of Canada and the USA and to the World Championships in Nottingham.

She specialises in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, hypermobility and long standing problems.

Alison co-founded Surrey Physiotherapy in 1992. The Practice started in Carshalton and moved to its present site in 1999.

She has co-written a text book – Functional Anatomy of the Spine published by Elsevier – and contributed chapters to books on a number of subjects from hypermobility to acupuncture and manual therapy. Alison has also lectured extensively throughout the UK and abroad in Abu Dhabi, Greece and Ireland. At present she lectures to physiotherapists through Welbeing CPD and also works with Infigo to lecture to Podiatrists.

In her spare time, Alison plays hockey and tennis. She’s developed a love of cycling holidays and has cycled in the Outer Hebrides, Belgium, Vietnam and Burma. Alison is currently planning her next adventure having run the London Marathon this year. She’s retired from marathons but is still doing 5k Park Runs and 10k races. She enjoys live music and theatre.