Alison initially became interested in physical therapy while she was in her first career, architecture. During a five-year journey to overcome low back pain which started with a running injury, she finally began to fully recover with the help of a Manual Physical Therapist. After years of minimal improvement with exercises alone, she experienced first-hand the importance of skilled manual interventions.
While earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from Long Island University, she was introduced to the Functional Manual Therapy® approach, and began working towards mastery of those skills. In August 2016, she achieved the level of Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA), becoming one of only 370 people nationally to have reached this level of training.
In addition to training in Functional Manual Therapy®, Alison has completed continuing education studies in Pelvic Health, Visceral Mobilization, Mulligan Concept, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Technique), and Nutrition for managing Chronic Pain. Alison brings experience treating not only a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries, but also headaches, tinnitus, pelvic pain, women’s health and bowel and bladder issues.