Musculoskeletal & Neuro Physiotherapist
Alex graduated from Kings College London in 2005 where he developed a specific interest in conditions affecting the central nervous system. Over the past ten years he has worked in a variety of settings, working with people with various neurological conditions including acquired brain injury, stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease. Alex began his career in the charitable sector splitting his time between two posts at the Headway Brain Injury Charity and Icanho Service, where he learned under the tutelage of a specialist team treating adults with acquired brain injury. From 2007-10 he worked for NHS Norfolk as a senior Physiotherapist treating people with neurological conditions both in clinic and in their own homes in liaison with GP’s Neurologists and orthopaedic specialists. In September 2010, Alex returned to work at the Icanho Brain Injury Service as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist where he is able work with people affected by stroke, brain tumours and other brain disorders.
Along with his Musculoskeletal knowledge, Alex has a special clinical interest in the painful post stroke shoulder, balance and gait re-education and problems relating to altered vision and perception after brain injury. He is currently planning to undertake an MSc in the hope of contributing to the current evidence base for effective stroke treatments.
Alex has also adapted his knowledge of normal movement and balance retraining to a sporting environment, having worked with several practitioners from the martial arts, Ipswich Town FC academy and Girls Centre of Excellence, as well as Ipswich Town FC’s disabilities team.
In addition to his clinical interests, Alex like to keep fit and is a combat sports enthusiast, with competition experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo, the latter of which he hopes to earn a black belt in the near future.