Alison Read graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now known as University College of Osteopathy) in 2003 with a First Class Honors degree and won the Pathology Award. She is experienced in all aspects of osteopathy, including Canine Osteopathy, having completed a Post-Graduate Diploma course in Animal Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy
Prior to 2003, Alison worked as a Biology Lecturer in East London having gained a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences in 1982, followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education for FE (PGCE) in 1983. After leaving teaching she worked for BTEC (Edexcel) as an Education Advisor for five years, before retraining as an Osteopath. She combines her experience as an educator with her osteopathic skills to encourage patients’ understanding of their structural problems, which she feels is essential if musculo-skeletal issues are to be managed or avoided in the future.