Region - STA North West
Hi my name is Alistair Cunningham. I am an experienced soft tissue therapist, that has run my own clinic in Southport for the last 19 years. I have an MSC in Football Injury Rehabilitation from Edge Hill and previously worked as an external consultant for Liverpool Football Club as a First Team Soft Tissue Therapist. I also run a Teaching Academy from my clinic and I am the main tutor in the North West for Movement Therapy Education.
My main passion is helping people achieve their true potential.
Outside of the treatment room you will find me enjoying the woods and sand dunes along the Sefton Coast with family walks, runs or cycling. I am a keen seasonal skier who also loves keeping fit at a local boxing gym, although I have trained in the past as a boxer for one year and had an arranged bout in front of 500 people. I love any challenges like this, be it physical or mental and normally go for the things that I fear the most. As I have found wonderful rewards when you push through your fears. I want to be there for the members of the STA as a friend and good support as a fellow Therapist in any challenges you face to help you get to your next level.
I also have a real passion for playing music the aboriginal Didgeridoo, bongos and Dj’ing as this brings my soul to life.
I personally have found with technology, that it has now given me access to information that has illuded me for years. Questions I was unsure about, old narratives that have now been challenged. I started my studies doing a two-year advanced Sports Therapy Diploma back in 1999 and lots has changed since then! In the last 6 years I have had my eyes opened to all this new information that I did not realise was there. I still feel I am playing catch up as there is so much that we can get access to, but I sleep easy knowing I know more today than I did yesterday.
I am more than happy to let go of what I was taught in the past and embrace change. As it’s all about the duty of care we have for our Clients / patients that come to us. Not forgetting developing yourself to be a better Therapist.
I am a working progress that will never stop. I most definitely have not got all the answers, but I very well may have the answers to some of the problems you face. I will do all I can to source that information for you, and if unsure point you in the right direction.