Alasdair is our Sports Therapist (BSC) and member of the Society of Sports Therapists. He graduated in 2011 and has been practicing ever since. Alasdair is also a keen runner and involved with local athletics clubs, so has lots of experience working with runners. He has worked with multiple international athletes including GB mountain runners, marathoners, snooker players, cyclists and climbers. Being based in a Crossfit Gym, he has also worked with lots of cross fitters of all levels and understands the high intensity and strength required to progress in Crossfit.
He has a key interest in working with people suffering from overuse sports related injuries such as achilles pain or anterior knee pain. As a current County level runner himself, Alasdair understands the needs of runners and other athletes to return as quickly as possible and also understands the psychosocial implications of not being able to participate in your chosen hobby/sport/activity, which can be a massive part of people’s lives.
Since graduating, he has specialised in sports injury management and prevention with a focus on return to sport aims. However, he has also gained a lot of experience working with elderly patients and assisting in rehabilitation, or ongoing exercise maintenance following orthopaedic surgery.
Alasdair Russell – 07852 339574
Post Graduate Completed courses and Lectures:
From Pain to Performance 2013
Functional movement based assessment lower limb – ben McCormack 2014
Functional Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injuries
Nicola Phillips 2014
The Tendinopathy Continuum
Daniel Lawrence 2014
Clinical Reasoning in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome to Drive Rehabilitation
Claire Robertson 2014
Running 2014 conference 2014
Rock Tape – born to move and power taping 2015
Yorkshire Knee Clinic – ACL reconstruction/ reconditionning with Bill Knowles ( iSPORT ) and Roz Cooke ( Physiotherapist England Netball ) , Carnegie Stadium ,Headingley. 2015
From Pain to performance conference 2016
UK Spinal Specialist Conference 2016
Rock tape – functional movement taping 2 2016
Spinal Manipulation and Mobilisation Technique Master-Class – john Gibbons 2016
Frozen Shoulder – jo Gibson 2017
The Athletic shoulder – Ben Ashworth 2017
Gait Analysis Lecture Paul Harradine 2017
Understanding and Evaluating Posture – Neil Asher courses 2018
The Arm Clinic – From rotator cuff tendinopathy or arthropathy 2018
Running Repairs 2day Course with Tom Goom 2019
Really Love WCF. Great facilities, friendly atmosphere and challenging in a good way
I’d been interested in trying CrossFit for a while, but there weren’t any gyms around Kendal so I was excited when I heard Westmorland CrossFit was opening in Kendal. I sent an e-mail to Liam who invited me to come down and have a look at the gym and have a chat with them.
Dropped into WCF on a recent trip to the lakes, what a lovely box, like a hidden gem with the amount of equipment they have.
Amazing Classes tailored to your capabilities. Liam and Jay are fab instructors who help you see results fast.
WCF has become a home from home for me. If it wasn’t for the amazing coach and members I wouldn’t be where I am today mentally and physically. You guys really did save me. If you want a place where everyone is welcome and you can become the best you’ve ever been this is the place.