- Charlton Athletic FC
- Hamilton Academicals FC
- Port Vale FC
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
- Sport & Exercise Medicine
- Diploma in Football Medicine Diploma
- Acute Management of Injury Illness
- Sports Trauma Management - Level 3 Emergency First Aid
Alan is one of the owners of the clinic www.parphysio.co.uk and is principle Physiotherapist. He has a wealth of knowledge in the treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries. Alan qualified in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995 and worked one year in the NHS before taking up a full-time post at Rangers Football Club where his primary remit was the Reserve and Youth team.
Being ambitious, Alan yearned for a Head of Department job which came in 1998 at Port Vale FC who at that time were playing in the English Championship. It was there that Alan headed up his own medical team and put the foundations into a Department which has lasted since then.
The year 2000 saw a new millennium and a new challenge for Alan when he was honoured to become part of the medical set-up at Premiership football team Charlton Athletic FC. His role at the Club was working with the First team squad and overseeing a larger Medical Department. It was at this period that Alan completed a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine and took up a part-time role as Head Physiotherapist for the Wales national football squad from 2003 – 2005.
The pull of his Scottish roots proved too much and in 2004, Alan returned to Scotland leaving full-time football behind when he took up a musculo-skeletal role at BMI Ross Hall Hospital. A role which provided him the opportunity to develop good working relationships with many of the leading surgeons in the West of Scotland. These relationships are still very strong and Alan uses them to assist his patients at PAR Physiotherapy which he now runs since 2010.
Alan maintains a strong interest working in sport. Until 2015, Alan was head of sports medicine at Hamilton Academical FC and was one of the Physiotherapists working with the Scotland national under 21 football squad. He now combines the clinic work with match day Physiotherapy duties for the Glasgow Rocks professional basketball team. In addition, he is part of the medical staff for British Gymnastics.