This winter we have a fantastic new team of physiotherapists ready to work on your aches and strains and keep you in tip-top condition on your skiing holiday! Just in case you missed our recent introductions on the Alpine Therapies Facebook page, you can meet our lovely team right here.

Introducing….

Ailsa

Our resident Aussie physio, Ailsa is a long way from home…she completed her training in Brisbane, and then practised in the Gold Coast, Australia. Lucky enough to be the holder of three passports (!), she has spent the last three years working in the UK – mostly in Jersey – where she also played rugby for the Jersey Reds Women!

Other hobbies include social netball, but for now she is really enjoying being back on skis (although she can also snowboard!) Ailsa’s favourite food is pizza – never a challenge to find here in the Alps – and she was delighted to find over the festive season that she could still produce a full Christmas dinner from a tiny oven!

This season, Ailsa hopes to continue improving her skiing, and her favourite runs so far are Venturon and Blaireau.

Lucy

Born and bred in Sheffield, Lucy completed her Physiotherapy degree at Leeds Beckett University.  She has worked with professional rugby league and professional football teams, enjoying working with high level athletes. Most recently she worked in the musculoskeletal department at an NHS Trust as well as in part-time private practice in Sheffield. She particularly loves treating knee injuries, especially anterior cruciate ligaments, which are very useful skills here in the Alps!

A dedicated gym goer, Lucy also enjoys horseriding, walking in the Peak District and brunching with friends.  She also boxes, and had her first fight in March this year…fortunately no broken noses!

Whilst in Meribel, when she isn’t working or skiing, you might find her hanging out in her favourite Arctic Café, where she loves their healthy juices and ‘soul bowls’.

A keen skier since the age of 4, Lucy has skied all over Europe and in Canada, so is loving being back in the mountains, and her favourite run here so far is Jerusalem.

Tansy

Originally from Doncaster, Tansy completed her Physiotherapy training at Sheffield Hallam University.  Most recently she worked for both NHS Trust and in part-time private practice in Doncaster.

Tansy’s hobbies include squash, bouldering (a specific type of rock-climbing), and the outdoors in general.  At home in the UK she loves to hunt out great coffee spots, and so here in Meribel she has been hunting out some great spots both in resort and on the mountain.  So far, favourite finds are the Lodge Du Village in Meribel Village (for their great value pots of tea!) and Mountain Burger in Mottaret to refuel after a days skiing. Her favourite food is Thai, but that’s a little harder to find in the mountains!

This winter Tansy is hoping to improve her skiing, and her favourite run so far is the Col de l’Audzin over in Val Thorens.

If you recognise Tansy from her photo, you may have seen one of the life-size posters of her around Sheffield when she was the poster girl for squash at the
Sheffield vs. Sheffield Hallam Varsity event!

The team are already well into their season and have been receiving some excellent feedback from clients as well as lots of re-bookings.  If you haven’t already, hopefully you might meet them in person soon! If you would like to book a physiotherapy session, a massage or a pilates session please get in touch.