About Alison

Alison is a qualified physiotherapist who trained at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, qualifying in 1989.
She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means she works to Nationally set standards of care.

She has worked for 24 years in the NHS mainly in orthopaedics and outpatient departments. She spent 10 years at Leicester General Hospital where she specialised in lower limb rehabilitation and hydrotherapy working closely with many of the orthopaedic surgeons. She then moved on to Kettering General where she spent 10 years running the out patient department, in a part managerial and part clinical role. During this time she ran many rehabilitation classes for people post hip replacement, lower limb injuries and surgery and back pain. Since leaving the NHS she has been working at developing physiotherapist led Pilates Classes in the Market Harborough and Kettering Areas.
She has post graduate qualifications in Acupuncture, hydrotherapy amongst many others.
She has trained with the APPI in Pilates covering the following areas:
Matwork Level 1 & 2
Ante & Post Natal Pilates
3 D Standing Pilates
Pilates and the gymball

"Pilates is a brilliant way of exercising for people of any level of fitness, from those with long standing injuries through to elite athletes. It is particularly good at improving people's posture and so is great for people who spend long periods of their day in the car or offices. It is suitable for people of all ages - I've run Pilates style classes for junior squash players at Market Harborough, through to classes for retired people. I like taking classes with only 8 -10 people in them as I feel I can really help them to perform the exercises to their own level, and can adapt exercises to take into account other problems. If you have been tempted to try before but are a bit unsure if you will cope with it get in touch and give it a go!" 
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