This weekend we caught up with new Club Physio Alex Armstrong, here’s what Alex had to say to us.
Can you give a rundown of your physio career?
I’m a qualified physiotherapist who has developed skills in a variety of areas and disciplines. I primarily work within the NHS in many teams including outpatients, medical and intensive care unit. I was Hollands & Blair first team physio last year as well as running my own private physiotherapy and massage company which I’ve been working with for the last year in evenings and at weekends.
What was the deciding factor in you joining the Ites?
Before joining the club I only knew Rob Denness (cousin) and he played a big role in getting me involved. The phone call with Jon discussing the clubs vision and the professionalism was hugely influential for me. The roles outlined was what I was looking for in this role and made me choose Sheppey.
What does the physio role at Sheppey involve?
My role at Sheppey on training dates will be working with players that are carrying knocks/injuries and giving them the treatment required to rehab them back into the first team squad. On match days my role will be based around pre-event work like taping and massage, I will be the clubs first aider and decision maker on the pitch regarding player’s ability to play on etc.
What was your impression of the SUFC setup?
This professionalism was immediately shown on the first training session, turning up having all the cones and training set up before arrival shows how the coaches are proactive and organised. I love having my own physio room with the majority of the kit I required.
Do you have a nickname?
Nickname is ‘Al’, ‘physio’ or ‘Big Al’
Do you have a message for the SUFC supporters?
Up the Sheppey! Hoping for a successful injury free season.
P.s. If you have any injuries please don’t hesitate to contact me for private sessions.
The Ites are next in action this Saturday when we host Gills!