Hello, I'm Ali Staveley, a sporty Chartered Physiotherapist with particular interests in treating jaw pain and using Pilates as a therapy.
QUALIFICATIONS: BSc Physiotherapy
Member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists), and a Certified Member of the APPI (Austrailian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)
I have built quite a range of experience having worked within the NHS, with the Navy and the RAF and now in private practice. I was a physiotherapist at the inter-service triathlon when I was based in Somerset.
The therapies I offer and my special interests: In my work as a Chartered Physiotherapist I believe acupuncture has significant benefits in reducing pain and share an interest with Louise Dodds in assessing and treating pain in the jaw joint. I also have a specific interest in Pilates.
As a qualified Pilates Instructor, I run two of the Pilates courses for our patients here at Bradley Stoke Physio and I also teach 1:1 sessions. Pilates can really help strengthen your body, whether you are recovering from injury or want to improve how well and easily you move, and my clients will benefit from my developing understanding in this area as I work towards becoming a JEMS practitioner (Joanne Elphinston Movement Systems) looking at performance movement and rehabilitation.
Alison is married with 2 children and is involved in children’s work with her church. In her spare time she enjoys running and completed her first half marathon in May this year. She has also completed 2 sprint triathlons and enjoys skiing and ice-skating. She also had the privilege of learning to play ice hockey during her year in Canada.
Why I do what I do: I am a “people person” and enjoy spending time listening and getting to know people either through running, walking my naughty puppy with others or through my church where I am involved with the children’s work. I love exercising and enjoy running, attending a weekly boot camp and when I have the chance, skiing, sprint triathlon and even ice hockey (a sport I had the privilege of learning to play during a year in Canada). I was really pleased to have completed my first half marathon in May this year. With personal experience of the benefits of exercise I feel it is important to share this with others.
I also have an interest in movement and often catch myself watching people walking or running and then enjoy figuring out how they could improve or what is going wrong.
Why book an appointment with me: Whether you are experiencing pain in your joints, muscles, or limbs for the first time, or have aches, pains or niggles that just will not go away, I can treat you. Whether your pain is work-related or sports-related I will also look at your movement and we can work together on how to improve this to prevent further recurrences.
If you are looking to return to exercise but are fearful due to a previous injury or pain then I can help you either individually or through our group Pilates courses.