Alicia, born and raised in the Lake District, is an experienced physiotherapist specializing in musculoskeletal injuries and paediatrics. Alicia has worked with both National and International Rugby League teams, having worked recently in the 2021 Rugby League World cup as Jamaica Men’s first team and the Spanish Men’s Wheelchair First team lead physiotherapist.
Alicia graduated as a Sport and Exercise therapist in 2019 in Leeds and completed her post graduate Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Central Lancashire. She then relocated to London to pursue her career working in professional sport and the NHS. Alicia has completed two seasons working with London Broncos Rugby League, working as lead first team physiotherapist. Within the NHS, she has experience working with a variety of patients with musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic and neurological problems.
Alicia also has a love of working with children, where she has working within a community and special schools paediatric setting.
Alicia’s areas of specialty and interest include:
- Sport-specific rehabilitation for all joints, with a particular interest in the knee and shoulder
- Return to sport for injuries of both traumatic and chronic nature
- Soft tissue injuries, including muscle tears and ligament damage
- Lower back pain
- Post operative knee, ankle and shoulder rehabilitation
- Growth related pain, including Osgood Schlatter and severs disease
Alicia’s particularly enjoys and is passionate about working with patients/athletes who have undergone reconstructive surgery and assisting and supporting clients from the point of surgery, up until their return to full function and sport. Alicia loves being part of a person’s journey to achieve their goals and believes in commitment, compassion and ensuring that the person is at the heart of their rehabilitation.
Alicia is able to adapt rehabilitation/exercise programmes to suit any sport and provide advice to support the athlete from a nutritional, psychological and physical perspective. Alicia is confident in not only treating sport related injuries, she loves working with all parts of the body and working with people to achieve their goals, improve quality of life and make the physiotherapy experience enjoyable and sustainable.
Alicia’s treatment sessions include:
- Exercise prescription
- Return to sport based exercise, including: gym based loading, off-feet conditioning (e.g recommendations of swimming, cycling, rowing based exercise), running conditioning and stretching
- Post-operative rehabilitation program design and goal setting for long term injuries
- Taping, including: Kinesiology taping and supportive strapping for weakness and stability
- Soft tissue massage: Deep tissue release and myofascial release
- Joint mobilizations: Spinal, upper limb and lower limb
- Patient education on long term injury management and anatomical/physiological education of the body
Soft tissue massage, Immediate Medical Management on The field of Play (IMMOFP)
Alicia’s hobbies include playing netball, golf and volleyball, pushing herself to complete challenges such as the London Marathon (2022), solo sky dive for charity and loves spending time with family/friends.
Alicia would describe herself as passionate, approachable, hard-working and loves providing teaching to enrich other’s knowledge and provide the toolbox to allow goals to be reached.