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Robert Alexander: spinal physiotherapy and rowing regattas

Posted 6th February 2023

Robert Alexander, physiotherapist

I run a practice in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, but spend a period of time each week in Holt – which is why I will be offering my services to Holt Consulting Rooms every Thursday. I thought I’d present to you a little information about myself, and what I can offer to the Holt community.

I took my first degree in Sports Science at Arizona State University where I had the pleasure of working with Dan Landers, editor of The American Journal of Sports Psychology and Christine Wells who has done considerable research with women in sport. After my degree I remained in Arizona and worked at a physiotherapy clinic as a physiotherapy assistant and helping to run the exercise-testing programme. On returning to the UK after six years, I started my physiotherapy degree at Salford University – a shock to the system after the experience that Arizona offered. Since completing my degree I have worked at the QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, the Rivers private hospital in Sawbridgeworth and the Princess Alexandra hospital, Harlow. Before setting up the practice in Broxbourne, I spent the final four years in the NHS working as an “extended scope practitioner”, working closely with the spinal surgeon.

I have a keen interest in sport, both participation and watching. Swimming was my first sport in which I dedicated a significant amount of time to. My competitive career started with Ware SC and then continued at Hatfield when I achieved a place on the county swim team. It was my swimming that took me to Arizona State University. Upon returning to the UK and starting my physiotherapy studies I took up rowing. Since then I have been an active member of Broxbourne rowing club, having success at Henley Royal regatta, Henley Masters regatta, National Masters, European and World Masters competitions. In recent years, I have enjoyed the challenges of numerous open-water swimming competitions and sprint triathlons.

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