Mr Alexander Townsend

Mr Alexander Townsend

Pure Sports Medicine

Podiatry / chiropody 85013399

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Specialises in

  • Gait analysis

About me

Alex graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc(Hons) degree in Podiatry in the summer of 2015.

Since this time he has gained extensive experience working across the NHS and private sectors, providing high quality and advanced foot care to patients. He has experience in the management of acute diabetic ulcerations, acute and chronic sporting injuries as well as nail surgery and routine podiatry care.

Alex has developed a passion for endurance sport and is a keen Triathlete and cyclist racing with Thames Turbo Triathlon Club in South West London. This passion has led to a specialist interest in the field of Podiatric Sports Medicine and exercise related injuries. Alex has commenced further study with a PGCert in Podiatric Sports Medicine at Queen Mary�s University of London in 2018, he intends to convert this to an MSc in the near future. Alex works at the London Marathon every year to provide medical care to professional and amateur athletes. Since 2019 he has been a senior podiatrist volunteering at Ultra Marathons with Action Challenge, his most recent expedition was to the Sahara Desert where he provided Podiatric Care and advice to participants of the race.

Alex has had an active involvement in the development and progression of the Royal College of Podiatry since his Undergraduate Training, he has volunteered on numerous occasions for filming of educational videos for prospective students as well as fellow professionals and more recently has worked in alliance with Health Education England as an ambassador for Podiatry. Following his volunteering and contributions to the profession Alex was nominated by his peers and awarded dual Fellowships at the Royal College of Physician�s and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Podiatry in London.

Alex practices as a Sports and MSK Podiatrist at Pure Sports Medicine - St Paul's and Canary Wharf clinics.

His main areas of interest are biomechanics and gait analysis, foot orthoses therapy and management of sports injuries.

Areas of interest

Biomechanics; Video Gait Analysis; Foot and Ankle Injury; Sports Injury; Running technique; Gait retraining; Plantar heel pain; stress fractures; medial tibial stress syndrome; achilles tendinopathy; patellofemoral pain

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