Alison Wheeler BSc MSc MCSP

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Spinal pain – low back and neck pain
  • Shoulder pain and injury
  • Musculo-skeletal problems
  • Workstation and Ergonomic assessments
  • Return to Work Assessment/reports
  • Vehicle Ergonomic Assessments
  • Occupational Assessments

I studied for my BA (Hons) Sports Science and Education in Canterbury in late ‘80’s, and my BSc Physiotherapy in Manchester in early 90’s. I started my Physiotherapy career in outpatient Departments in both the NHS and BUPA, firstly in Yorkshire, and then in Norfolk.

I have been an Occupational Health Physiotherapist since 2002, working within the Occupational Health and Health & Safety Teams, on a self-employed basis, in a variety of companies in Norfolk and Suffolk; this included 13 years at Lotus Cars. This has given me 20 years experience working on musculo-skeletal problems in the working population as well as looking at their workplace settings.

While working in Occupational Health, I realised the need to further my knowledge of Ergonomics; to understand the reasoning behind musculoskeletal injuries being treated. I completed my MSc Health Ergonomics in 2013. Through these studies and skill base, I take a bio-psycho-social approach to physiotherapy and ergonomic assessments, looking at the ‘why’ to musculoskeletal issues.

I enjoy using a holistic approach in my work, looking at not only systems at play in the work environment, but also patients’ lifestyles and other factors that may contribute to their musculoskeletal signs and symptoms. I realise the importance of patients’ understanding of their musculoskeletal issues, and discuss, educate and advise patients, to promote required adjustments to posture and lifestyle activities for optimal recovery.

I am the mother of 4 gorgeous boys, aged between 19 and 28. I enjoy swimming in rivers, and our fantastic Norfolk sea. I spend my ‘free’ time walking, cycling and talking. I bought a saxophone 20 years ago, and have finally found the time to have lessons, and practice at home to the delight of my husband and children.

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