Leah Mears BSc(Hons) MCSP
Alastair Backus BSc(Hons) MCSP
Alastair qualified in 2000 from the Manchester School of Physiotherapy and since then has enjoyed working in a variety of settings in both private and public sectors. Shortly after qualifying, Alastair was fortunate to get the opportunity to work for Manchester United Football Club, gaining experience in treatment and rehabilitation of elite athletes. In Shanghai, Alastair was employed as Clinical lead physiotherapist at a pain and rehabilitation clinic prior to enhancing his skills at the Manchester Royal Infirmary where he held the position of Senior Specialist in Orthopaedics. After returning home to Devon some ten years ago he worked initially back within the NHS before moving on to work within a private physiotherapy clinic in Plymouth.
Alastair has spent years treating both orthopaedic and sporting injuries but has a specialist interest in the management of pain and is an accredited member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Treating the individual as a whole is key to his practice.
Alastair also works as a professional hedge layer and helps run his partner Phoebe’s salad growing business ‘The Good Grubb Garden’ on Dartmoor. In his spare time Alastair loves to be outdoors; he enjoys walking with his dogs, watching wildlife, and surfing.