Why did you become a physio?
I’ve always had a strong interest in both human movement and anatomy as well as the body’s ability to repair itself. That combined with my love for sport, physical activity and helping others resulted in my pursuit of a career as a physiotherapist from a young age.
Alec grew up in Mackay, North Queensland. At age 17 he moved 4 hours north to Townsville to begin his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University. Beside university, Alec has been using his manual therapy skills as well as injury prevention, diagnosis and management for sporting teams such as BMD Northcliffe at the World Surf Lifesaving Titles.
Football (soccer), Beach, Music
The origin of physiotherapy was during World War I. Back then, physiotherapists were called “reconstruction aides”.