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- Back pain (MSK)
- Pain management
- Sports injuries (MSK)
Alison Stuart MCSP is a fully qualified, chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience. Alison is highly successful in providing rehabilitation for individuals focusing both on preventative as well as curative treatments. Alison regularly acts as a mentor to senior physiotherapists, healthcare professionals and undergraduates. She has specialist qualifications in neck, back and sports related physiotherapy and has recently qualified as Kinesology Taping Practitioner.
She has a wealth of experience and has previously worked for the NHS both in adult and paediatric care, at Stoke Mandeville hospital in their specialist spinal injuries unit, as well as other private practices and professional sports teams.
However her most diverse experience was a time working for a professional basketball team.
"I worked for five years with the Chester Jets. We travelled all over Europe, and I have to say it was great fun and an amazing experience for me."
Alison currently looks after clients from the under 19s and 21s Welsh netball and swimming teams, the local golf and running clubs and a Welsh international pairs champion in golf. She now has the enviable task on looking after Flint Town Football Club...no rest for the wicked!!
My patients often ask me what made me decide on physiotherapy as a career...I knew from the age of 13 that physiotherapy was the career for me. I loved biology at school but medicine didn’t give me the flexibility and diversification I was looking for in a career. After finishing my training I specialised in outpatient within 18 months, working within both the NHS and as a locum for the first 5 years. I was then approached to head up the physiotherapy service at a local hospital in Birkenhead, which is where I met my husband. I moved into the private sector after a couple of challenging years of seeing the department through a phase of transition and with my experience in Sports Physiotherapy this gave me a good balance between my professional and family life.
We moved to North Wales in June 2004, soon after getting married, and then a couple of years later our daughter, Holly, came along. Rather than facing the thought of travelling back to the Wirral for work, I took a post at NBNA looking after their staff and during this time was approached by a local GP to set up a part-time physiotherapy service in Mold...and the rest you could say is history!!
The Practice has grown as my daughter has and we have gone from two mornings a week to fulltime plus in 6 years. Physiotherapy was the best choice I ever made and running GS Physio has enabled me to achieve goals both personally and professionally. I love the job satisfaction of making a difference to peoples quality of life and its getting to know my patients that I love the most. Some have become great friends to both myself and my colleagues, long may it continue.
I am truly blessed to work with such highly trained, professional and committed colleagues and it is a great honour to guide the practice into the future. We all make a great team!