Alison West

MCSP Grad Dip Phys

Alison graduated from the West Middlesex University Hospital in 1989. With 30 years’ hands on’ experience, Alison began her career working for the NHS before taking up a civilian role with the British Military Services to assist in the recovery of severely injured soldiers returning from the Golf Conflict in the early 1990’s. At this time she was also working with several high profile rugby teams including The Harlequins, with whom she was pitch side for the Pilkington Cup Final and a regular at the Middlesex Seven’s. Alison accompanied The Surrey County Rugby Squad on their tours of Portugal and the South of France.  She also provided physiotherapy support for The Royal Army Medical Corps Rugby Team before turning her attention to Junior Rugby, contributing assistance and advice to the Kent Rugby Youth Development Squad. 

In 1993 Alison gained valuable experience working in Australia, before returning home to Kent where she took up a Senior position at a Bupa Hospital, her first venture into the Private Sector. Keen to see how she could manage on her own, Alison became self-employed in 1995 when she first joined the team in Sevenoaks. Having started a family in 2002, Alison went on to set up her own Practice closer to home in the Kent Weald. With children now more independent Alison is able to divide her time between her local business and Sevenoaks where she continues to enjoy a close relationship with her colleagues and long term clients!

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 minimize the risk of work related injuries and repetitive strain.

Although better known for her firm manual skills and strong mobilization 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.