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Ms Alison Gillham is a Rehab, Care & Physiotherapy Expert with a special interest in chronic pain (including neck and low back pain, brachial plexus, chronic widespread pain, complex regional pain syndrome), Cauda Equina syndrome, amputees, and multi-trauma orthopaedic injuries.

She is instructed by Claimants and Defendants on clinical negligence and personal injury cases associated with:

  • Care
  • Quantum
  • Chronic pain (including Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and Phantom Limb Pain)
  • Cauda Equina
  • Multi-trauma (orthopaedic injury)
  • Amputation (upper and lower limb)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Physio/rehab reports

Ms Gillham’s report turnaround time is 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Alison is based in Sussex and has been a qualified physiotherapist since 1987. She worked at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead prior to undertaking further post graduate qualifications in Health Education and Health Promotion at Leeds University. 

Alison has worked in community-based services since that time with a wide variety of client groups including people with learning disability, chronic physical disability and more lately has developed a specialism in care and rehabilitation for people with chronic pain.

Alison is Clinical Director of a community-based service providing rehabilitation for individuals with chronic pain.

Alison takes on a mentoring role, training and supervising fellow therapists. Moreover, she has conducted in excess of 600 assessments and produced reports for the Department for Work and Pensions Access to Work scheme.

Additionally, she offers her expertise as a pain specialist for Connect Health Pain Services as an Advanced Practitioner providing assessment and clinical specialist intervention and running Pain Management Programmes.

Throughout her career, Alison has predominantly worked in the assessment and treatment of individuals in community and workplace settings. She has held senior clinical roles in various multidisciplinary community teams.

Her experience encompasses the assessment and provision of care as a case manager for clients with head injuries. Furthermore, Alison possesses significant expertise in manual handling and evaluating client equipment and care requirements within this domain.

Of special note is Alison’s passion for pain management, rehabilitation, and the ergonomic needs of individuals in a work environment. She maintains her commitment to professional development by actively participating in various training courses and has undertaken a number of medicolegal training days, including Courtroom Experience. She has provided training and given talks at various medicolegal conferences and events.

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