Alison graduated with distinction from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts Honors Specialization in Kinesiology degree in 2014. While at the Western University, Alison specialized in athletic injuries, landing her a position as the student athletic therapist for the Mustang’s Football team in her final year. This experience sparked Alison’s interest in the area of Sport Physiotherapy, which involves on field coverage at games and practices, along with rehabilitation in the clinic in order to return the athlete back to play.
In 2016, Alison earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Queen’s University. Shortly after graduating, Alison enrolled in the Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship through the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London to pursue her interest in athletic injuries. During the one year Fellowship, Alison was the Physiotherapist for all of Fanshawe College’s Varsity teams. She gained on field experience in soccer, basketball, volleyball, hockey, softball, baseball, and cross country with Fanshawe. Outside of the college, Alison gained experience in rugby at high school tournaments, and running in community road races. In the clinic, she rehabilitated a variety of active individuals to help them return to their optimal functioning. This fellowship trained Alison to create individualized return to play programs for athletes and personalize physiotherapy treatment towards specific sport requirements. After gaining numerous hours in sport coverage and sport physiotherapy mentoring, Alison now plans to pursue her Sport Physiotherapy Certificate in the next year, as well as to continue her education in manual therapy and acupuncture. She is currently the physiotherapist for the 2017-2018 midget AA girl’s hockey team, the Brock Jr. Badgers FLEET.
Alison’s interest in Sport Physiotherapy stems from her participation in sport throughout her life. She has competed in soccer, hockey, volleyball, badminton and pole-vault. Alison also enjoys a variety of recreational activity such as squash, golf, waterskiing, running, and weight training. This involvement in athletics helps Alison understand the demands of the specific sport, and the importance it has on someone’s life.
Alison’s treatment techniques combine a mix of manual therapy and exercise training in order to return her patients back to their activity and help them achieve their physical goals.