We thought it may be nice to re-introduce some of the familiar faces here at Fay Pedler clinic and welcome the new ones to you also!

Today we catch up with the ever popular Alastair.

What is your background?

I was born and bred on Dartmoor and moved to Manchester to study in 1997. I graduated with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from the Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2000. I was lucky enough to work for Manchester United Football Club for a few seasons as well as a brief stint in Shanghai setting up a pain and rehabilitation clinic. 

What areas have you previously worked in?

I have worked across all the basic rotational positions as a junior physiotherapist (Band 5) at the Acute Pennine Trust. I began focusing on specialist orthopaedics and musculoskeletal (MSK) outpatients and enjoyed working in both public and private sectors. I finally moved back home to Dartmoor in 2010 and started working in various specialist MSK physiotherapy roles whilst retuning to my other passion of hedge laying and dry stonewalling. I was lucky to be approached and offered a post at the Fay Pedler Clinic in 2015 and they haven’t managed to get rid of me since.

What is your role at Fay Pedler clinic?

I work as a specialist MSK physiotherapist at the clinic. 

What are you most proud of?

Being presented with the ‘Physio of the year’ bauble at last year’s Christmas do! 

What’s the best thing about being part of the Fay Pedler team?

The Fay Pedler Clinic is the best physio environment I’ve ever worked in and that’s down to the team and the patients we get to see. 

If you weren’t a member of the Fay Pedler Team what would you be?

Working full time as a hedgelayer, dry stonewaller & salad grower.

More importantly….

If you could share a bottle of something with any 3 people in the world, who would they be?

His Holiness The Dalai Lama (especially as he doesn’t drink), Sir David Attenborough and my better half Phoebe

What is your favourite song(s)?

Anything acoustic

Where in the world is top of your list to visit?

Galapagos Islands

What is the one thing that may surprise people about you?

I’m a Grasshopper! According to Aesops Fables and my wise other half!