Alison McLean, DPT, received her Bachelor degree in Health and Exercise Science from University of Delaware in 2001, were she was also a Division I Diver. Following surgeries from diving related injuries, she fell in love with Yoga which assisted in her recovery. After finishing her degree, she also completed 1100+ hours of massage training and certification in New York and California.
For the next 7 years Alison worked as a Massage Therapist, and continued to practice Yoga before returning to school for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Chapman University. She graduated from Chapman in 2010.
As a Clinician, Alison utilizes a blend of all her experience and education to provide an individualized treatment approach for each person, helping them to achieve their goals. She has completed the “Relax and Renew” training with Judith Hanson Lasater PT, PhD, Yoga for a Happy Back Training and 300 hour Mentorship deepening her knowledge in Yoga Therapuetics, with Rachel Krentzman PT, ERYT, and Ginger Garner DPT, PYT. Throughout the years she has completed Iyengar trainings with Carolyn Belko in Encinitas, California and has assisted in Carolyn’s weekly Yoga Therapeutics Class. She has continued her Physical Therapy education with courses through the Institute of Physical Art.
Her sessions are a combination of all her knowledge. When a patient arrives for an evaluation she looks at the whole individual, and an unique treatment is designed based on what presents at that moment. Each session varies depending on the needs, goals and desires for the outcome of the session.