Alan qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from York St John University. Alan had previously graduated from the University of York St John in 2005 with a BSc (Hon) Sport and exercise Science.
Alan got his first job in the NHS with Leeds Community healthcare rotating around a number of community settings, including an extended Paediatrics rotation. In 2013 the opportunity arose for Alan to join the community paediatric community team on a permanent basis and it was the opportunity he was waiting for.
Alan has worked for the NHS as a community Paediatric Physiotherapist in Leeds for 10 years. During this time Alan has built up an extensive level of experience working with children aged 0-19 with neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, Neuromuscular conditions such as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, brain injuries, spinal injuries, genetic conditions and undiagnosed neurological disorders. Alan’s passion for Paediatric Physiotherapy means he worked with children in a wide variety of settings including Mainstream, Resourced and Specialist schools (SILCS), respite centres and the child’s home. Alan has extensive experience working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team promoting effective child and family centred care. Alan employs a positive and friendly approach making every effort to achieve the child / family therapy goals.
Alan has valuable experience working with children with complex physical needs, and through his post in Leeds became the lead therapist for gait analysis in the team. He has worked with multiple children who have had the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery which led him to become one of the lead therapists in devising the post op pathway offer for these children in Leeds.
Outside of work Alan has a lifelong love of sport, in particular golf, running, and football, all of which he takes part in on a regular basis. Family time is also really important to him and he loves spending time with his wife, 2-year-old daughter and very recent arrival of his 1-month-old son.