Meet Embrace Physiotherapist Alex Harvard Walls
Originally, from the UK, Alex has spent the past 13 years as an expat living and working in the Middle East and Singapore. After graduating with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in 2005, Alex spent the following 3 years working in a big NHS teaching hospital in Liverpool. The wider world beckoned and in 2008 she moved to Doha, Qatar, where she worked for 3 years at Aspetar, a leading specialised orthopaedic and FIFA accredited sports medicine hospital.
In 2011, she found herself on the Little Red Dot, which has been home for the past 10 years. During this time she has been working at another leading private physiotherapy clinic specialising in musculoskeletal Injuries, ergonomics and Women’s Health.
Having 3 children in 4 years opened her eyes to the world of Women’s Health Physiotherapy and, through her own personal experience, is an area that has captured her interest in recent years.
When she is not working you’ll find she is participating in the ultimate team sport… parenting!! As a family, she loves being out and about on East Coast Park at the weekend and takes great pleasure from a glass of prosecco and a meal out with her husband and friends.
- BSc Physiotherapy (2:1 Hons), University of Manchester
- Women’s Health Introductory Course, Women’s Health Training Associates
- Ergonomics in the Workplace
- Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy
- Manual Trigger Point Therapy & Dry Needling foundations and advanced courses
- Level 1 & Level 2 Pilates Mat work for Health Professionals
Best thing about being a physio?
The beauty of this job is that each day is different – different people with different challenges and different goals. I love the interaction with my patients and the opportunity to exchange notes on new restaurants, holiday destinations as we all experience the trials and tribulations of parenting!
The ultimate highlight of the job for me though is the satisfaction of helping someone achieve their goals and recover from their injury or to optimise their health and well-being.
How do you Embrace Life?
I do my best to embrace life with ‘the glass is half full’ approach and with a smile on my face. Exercises for me plays a key part in enabling me to maintain a positive attitude towards life – Ii ensure that I prioritise this time for myself as it has a knock-on effect in all that I do, both from a personal and professional point of view (plus it’s always nice to escape the circus at home!).
My guilty pleasure would definitely have to be something food related – food makes me a happy person! A free-flow champagne brunch or a fancy afternoon tea at Raffles would be the ultimate indulgence for me!