I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Leeds University Hospitals in 1984, then gained valuable post-graduate experience in general physiotherapy in Bristol hospitals before coming to Plymouth to work for the Royal Navy in 1986
Whilst with the R.N. I had first rate sports and exercise medicine training combined with cutting edge orthopaedic experience. Alongside my clinical practice I was lead physio with Devonport Field Gun crew, working with them for 12 years. They competed annually at the Royal Tournament in what was known at the time as ‘the toughest team sport in the world’ and I am proud of my long association with this Royal Naval tradition.
My career in private practice started in 1988 and by 1993 I had established Alison Morton Physiotherapy with the aim of using my physiotherapy skills and broad depth of clinical experience to provide my patients with both evidence and clinically based best practice
My passion for active involvement in sports physiotherapy progressed to my becoming involved in local and then National and representative Rugby union, becoming Plymouth Albion’s physio from 2001 to 2007, during which time they rose through the leagues to play top level rugby in the Championship.
Aside from my interest in sports medicine I am experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of musculo skeletal conditions and have a strong track record in the successful treatment and management of spinal and joint conditions.
I am one of the first Chartered Physiotherapists in the U.K. to specialise in the field of weight management, being part of the team of practitioners in Plymouth delivering NHS service to patients suffering from the effects of obesity .