Alison Rose

Alison Rose

Clinic Director | Physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Clinical Interests

  • Complex injuries
  • Osteitis pubis and chronic pelvic dysfunction
  • Performance gains through injury prevention and consistency of training
  • Breathing dysfunction
  • Combination of manual therapy with functional rehabilitation for best results
  • Treatment of dysfunction in the cranial, neural and visceral systems

Alison has been working as a physiotherapist in sports for over 25 years. Since graduating as a physiotherapist, Ali has combined private practice with working in sports. She feels this combination, along with numerous post graduate courses, enables her to get the best results for her patients, irrespective of their age or activity level. She is extremely experienced in working with those individuals with a complex injury history, postural alignment issues and those with chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction preventing normal activities and affecting performance. She enjoys improving movement patterning to reduce pain and improve athletic performance.

Ali believes that injury prevention and a full and functional rehabilitation programme is the key to performance and treating the root cause of an injury so it does not recur. The key to attaining the best recovery is by thorough assessment of the whole body, including biomechanical and movement assessment, strength testing, resulting in a clear diagnosis, enabling a treatment and rehabilitation plan to be put in place. She believes that a healthy functional body is key for getting the best out of ourselves, and staying active into our older years. Clinical special interests include osteitis pubis and chronic pelvic dysfunction, complex injuries, cranial and visceral work in addition to breathing disorders.

Ali has worked with UK Athletics as a consultant since 2000, working at the Olympics with athletics in 2000, 2004 and 2008, 2012 and 2016. She has worked at numerous World and European Championships in athletics since 2001. She has also worked at numerous World and European Cross Country Championships since 2003.

Ali is the physiotherapist credited with helping to keep Dame Kelly Holmes injury free in the two years leading up to the Athens Olympics in 2004, helping her to double Olympic gold in the 800m and 1500m. She went on to work with Kelly supporting developing athletes through Kelly’s On Camp with Kelly Scheme.
Ali also worked with Dame Jessica Ennis, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, 2016 Olympic Silver medallist, from 2004 until she retired from high level sport.

Alison continues with work with high level sportsmen and women including a number of track and field athletes, triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, and squash player James Willstrop. She has also worked closely with divers from the City of Leeds Diving Club.

Before coming to Leeds in 2003, Ali worked at FASIC in Edinburgh, for the military in Melbourne, Australia, and for a year with Gerard Hartmann in a more residential setting.
Ali raced for Great Britain at the marathon at the World Student Games in 1993, at the European Championships in 1994, the Marathon World Cup in Athens in 1995 and the World Championships in 1995. She ran her PB of 2.42.42 in Athens, and was coached by Malcolm Brown.

In her spare time, Ali still enjoys running, cycling and swimming, and has a new found enjoyment of water skiing. She also loves travelling, learning languages and catching up with friends and family.

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