Director of Treatment
Hey everyone! My name is Alex, and I believe that exceptional patient care begins with a strong relationship between therapist and patient. I hope in reading my bio you can understand a bit more about me, where I come from, and why I do what I do.
I am a lifelong resident of Gloucester. I live with my wife, Jessica, and our two crazy dogs, Finn and Olive. Following my collegiate soccer career, I found an outlet for my competitive spirit in road running. This outlet has progressed into a passion, and I have been treating runners of various abilities throughout Eastern MA for the last several years. I am committed to reading about injury prevention and performance in endurance sports and love working with this population! When I'm not running, reading about running, or listening to podcasts about running, I can be found in the woods of West Gloucester with my dogs or soaking up the sun on the beach all summer!
My interest in physical therapy began at a very young age while accompanying my brother to his appointments. I was instantly attracted to the profession as it fit my core values of staying active and helping people. Like many of my colleagues, I got additional exposure to physical therapy through my own athletic injuries throughout high school and my passion for the profession continued to grow.
I began my studies in Montreal, QC after being recruited to play soccer at McGill University. After completing my undergraduate degree, I transitioned to a student physio (that's Canadian for 'physical therapist'!) role with the team. I gained invaluable experience treating sports medicine conditions that prepared me for my clinical rotations throughout graduate school.
After finishing my PT degree, I returned home to the North Shore and began pursuing post-graduate educational opportunities. I first completed the Level I residency in manual therapy through the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (IOMT). The following year I enrolled in the Boston University Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. At the culmination of this program, I qualified to test for admittance into AAOMPT and currently hold my fellowship credential. I elected to continue my post-graduate education by completing Level II at IOMT and gained proficiency in high-velocity low amplitude spinal and peripheral joint manipulations.
Based on my educational and professional experience, I have developed the following clinical philosophy: quality patient care requires a combination of patient education, individualized exercise prescription, and skilled manual therapy.