Alan qualified in 2006 and specialises in postural management, seating, and wheelchairs. He has a passion for rehabilitation, in particular from amputation and trauma.
Alan has worked in a variety of public and private settings including acute and rehabilitation roles and in a clinical lead position where he gained experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adults who have been born with conditions that require the use of a wheelchair, as well as adults diagnosed with degenerative conditions or traumatic episodes. He is experienced in completing comprehensive assessments and detailed goal-orientated report writing. Also, working with case managers, independent therapists and equipment providers in order to achieve the best outcomes for clients.
In recent years Alan has worked as a national lead therapist for a private healthcare provider. In this role he managed and developed a successful team in delivering occupational therapy services to clients with amputations, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy.
Through practical experience, personal research, and attendance on specialist training courses Alan has developed expert supervision skills. Recently, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Practice, he is now working towards his Master of Science (MSc). This has given Alan a high-level of clinical reasoning when assessing and treating patients with highly complex needs and when providing expert opinion to other professionals, clients and family members.