Alison spent the first 10 years of her working life in publishing and corporate communication, before concluding that there really had to be more to life than four hour commutes to London.
A chance encounter with McTimoney Chiropractic, through an article on its use with horses, convinced her that this might be the career change she was looking for.
Six years later, she graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in the UK, with a First Class BSc, the award as the leading student in practical and clinical excellence, plus a Diploma in Animal Manipulation.
She is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors in the UK, plus the Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council in the UK. She currently practices chiropractic care in Goa, India.
Alison has a particular interest in mechanical neck pain, and has published a research paper (Clinical Chiropractic, 2005, Volume 8) on chiropractic to help acute and chronic neck pain.Alison’s philosophy of health is that the human body is generally designed to self manage and self heal. It doesn’t always work perfectly, but this is not necessarily a design fault. People develop defensive postures according to physical, chemical and emotional stress, and over time these take a toll on the body’s health. It is not always possible to avoid ill health, but Alison believes we can all take responsibility to look after ourselves as best we can. And that the choices we make in our lifestyles and habits can influence both the quality of our lives, particularly as we age, and our capacity to recover when we do become ill.
‘Health,’ she says, ‘is about making different choices, disease is about staying with the same choices.’
When she is not working she enjoys running, up to half marathon distance.