About Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Alex Donald
One of Australia’s leading Physiotherapists, Alex has advanced the profession in many areas including:
- Foot Biomechanics & Orthotics
- Specific Knee Rehabilitation
- Sports Injuries
Having trained many elite athletes, weekend warriors, and beginners over a wide variety of sports, Alex has been uniquely placed to train Physiotherapists in how to best treat everyone at every level.
Working closely with Olympic Physiotherapists he has gained valuable experience and has treated a number of elite athletes through both Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates. Sports related injuries are a keen interest of Alex’s and he has a lot of experience in the assessment and treatment of neck, back, and joint pain.
What Alex treats
- Neck & back pain, with an emphasis on office workers
- Sports injuries such as acute shoulder injuries, knee injuries (especially long distance runners) & ankle injuries
- Nerve related pain such as sciatica and other long term nerve irritations
- Joint & muscle pain
- Long term ankle & foot pain such as plantar fasciitis & achilles pain
- Childhood injuries & pain
Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Alex Donald is available for appointments:
- Mondays 12pm-8pm
- Wednesdays 12pm-3pm
- Saturdays 8am-2pm
Alex also runs several Clinical Pilates classes throughout the week. For more info on Clinical Pilates, see our Clinical Pilates page.
What to expect at your first appointment
Your first Physiotherapy appointment will be about 30 minutes long. During this time Alex will discuss with you your medical history in relation to this pain or injury as well as other relevant information such as daily routines like office work or sports, which may be contributing to your pain. Alex can then assess your injury or pain via movement based tests to confirm what may be the cause of your pain.
These tests may include orthopaedic testing, a spinal examination, postural assessment, muscle testing, and neurological testing. During this initial assessment patients will typically receive treatment unless it’s un-safe to do so.
Return and ongoing visits are usually 30 minutes long and offer treatment & periodic comparative assessments to work towards your goals.
How to make an appointment
To get started, give clinic reception a call on (02) 9878 5021. The clinic is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days.