M. Sp & Ex. Sc
As a sportsman, Al understands the struggles and frustrations that accompany an injury. Because of this, he is dedicated to supporting his clients through any challenging rehabilitation process.
Al has always been interested in physical activity, he was a competitive swimmer, enjoys skiing and most outdoor activities such as fishing. Al has also been involved in rugby since childhood, initially at school then with the Southern Districts Club in Sydney, and now with the Bathurst Bulldogs where he is the club physiotherapist and second grade coach.
Al’s love of physical activity drove his academic career, he initially graduated from Sydney University with a Masters in Sports & Exercise Science. Following this degree Al completed a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2013. Al enjoys combining the knowledge gained in both degrees to develop treatment programs that incorporate the latest manual therapy techniques and specific functional exercise programs.
Al is committed to excelling as a physiotherapist. To this end he is currently studying a Masters of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) through the University of South Australia.
Al has a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions, in particular, assessment and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries. He is also interested in acute sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, and the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions.
Dedicated to professional development, Al’s treatment philosophy is deeply rooted in evidence-based practice and client centred-care. Al regularly attends continuing education courses such as: level 1 & 2 sports physio course, Lyn Watson Shoulder courses and Mulligan concept courses. He is also proficient in dry needling.
Throughout all his work at Bathurst Physiotherapy, Al also provides academic support to Charles Sturt University’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Master of Exercise Science courses.
Al has combined passion and career and has been physiotherapist for the NSW Country Eagles’ Development Squad and has provided physiotherapy to visiting sporting teams such as the Wallabies Rugby team and Gold Coast Titans NRL team.