Alyson Standing B.Sc. (Hons) Chiropractic MRCC
I was introduced to chiropractic in 1997 whilst studying Biology, Chemistry and Psychology at A-level. I spent time at my local chiropractic clinic each week after being introduced to the chiropractors there by a friend who knew I wanted to study for a career in physical health care. I was so impressed by the chiropractors I observed and at how their care was helping their patients, I applied to University to study a 4 year degree in Chiropractic. I began my studies in 1998 at the University of Glamorgan and graduated in 2002.
I have worked in private chiropractic practice in Cardiff since graduating. I began working in Oakdale in 2003, became the new owner of that clinic in 2016 and in July 2018, I moved Oakdale Chiropractic Clinic to Newbridge and renamed us Oakbridge Chiropractic Clinic.
I became a Supervising Clinic Tutor in 2003 working with 4th year Chiropractic students and their patients, at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic – University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales).
During the COVID 19 pandemic I also began working for NHS Professionals on the Public Health England Test and Trace Programme.
I enjoy treating the vast array of musculoskeletal conditions I see throughout my daily practice, ranging from neck and back pain to shoulder and ankle pain and from accident or sporting injuries to arthritic pain. My cases vary from simple aches and pains to more complicated conditions and from treatment of the young to the elderly. I introduced dry needling into my practice in 2010. This is a form of acupuncture technique which is very useful in conjunction with standard chiropractic treatment for some of my patients. I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nutrition in 2011 and since 2015, I have been using kinesiotaping as part of my care for certain patients who I feel will benefit from this.
I co-manage patients with various healthcare professionals such as GP’s, consultants and also sports coaches in order to provide the care required to meet each individual patient’s needs, expectations and satisfaction. I have a strong focus on re-activating my patients throughout their care by teaching muscle and joint rehabilitation exercises with a view to helping to prevent future episodes of pain and to improve their general fitness, health and state of well-being.