ALISON WEST

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

 
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Qualifications:

 Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy – West Middlesex University Hospital School of Physiotherapy 1989

 Member of The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (Cyriax Concept) 1996

 Reiki Practitioner – Okunden Second Degree Level 2016

 Past Employment:

 

2007 – Present: Sole practitioner Heathleigh Physiotherapy, Kent Weald Villages 

 1995-present: Associate Private Physiotherapist at Manor Clinic 

 2000-7:  Associate Private Physiotherapist at The Horsmonden Physiotherapy Clinic

 1994-5: Senior Physiotherapist at BUPA Alexandra Hospital

 1993-4 Locum Physiotherapist in Australia   

  1991-3 Senior II Physiotherapist at Cambridge Military Hospital                            

 Additional Roles:

 1998-present:  Emily Jackson House, Sevenoaks, Care of the Elderly             

 2012-17: ‘Walking with The Wounded’ Charity Bike Ride

 1998-2002: Medic International, Ergonomic assessor

 1990-93: Team Physiotherapist with The Harlequins and Surrey County RFC

 

Working Background:


Alison has specialist knowledge in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. She has also developed an interest in occupational health, ergonomics and work place assessment. She has the expertise to provide onsite advice and guidance in the office environment to help minimise the risk of work related injuries and repetitive strain.

Although better known for her firm manual skills and strong mobilisation techniques, Alison has recently ventured into the gentler, holistic world of Reiki and is qualified at the Okunden Second Degree Level. In conjunction with this and for her own personal development Alison has also investigated the benefits of Yoga, particularly in relation to postural correction and thoracic flexibility and is effectively incorporating this into her Clinical Practice.

Outside of work, Alison spends most of her free time with her two teenage children and her Labradoodle. She is a keen camper and hiker and all round outdoors enthusiast. Having long jumped for the County in her youth and also touched down a few tries on the rugby pitch playing on the wing for the Camberly Cocktails, Alison now enjoys a more sedate level of tennis at her local club in Horsmonden and Iyenga Yoga, courtesy of Toni Elliott at The Manor Clinic.