Alex Fugallo - Osteopath
Alex (centre) with Phil and Graham Anderson & students
The Quiet Man of Physical Therapy
We first met Alex in 2004 when we hosted a joint physio/Cyclefit learning session with the then named Fulham Phsyio and more recently Six Physio. At the time he was the only Osteopath working within their practice. and now has similar 'osteo-only' status at Beyond Health where he is a partner.
Our own experience of Alex is that he is the quiet man of therapy. Not caught up in territory squabbles between the various branches of physical therapy and the wider medical community.
But he brings to every client a huge bag of tools and experience. We generally refer to Alex when a client has a very difficult issue - we refer to him as 'The Forensic Osteopath'. A session with Alex is often a very silent affair as his huge frame glides around as if on castors. You look up and he is standing there with his eyes closed and his hands gently knotting and unknotting an imaginary handkerchief.
This can go on for some time as he methodically unravels what is going on with your troubled body. You soon get used to this.
Alex needles Phil's hip
And just as the eskimos have a thousand words for snow, Alex has hundreds almost inaudible 'hmms' that all mean quite different things.
Alex's insight into injured sports people is hugely boosted by his own struggle to remain a competitive International 400m athlete in the face of age and challenging biomechanics.
Alex was one of the most vocal and informed contributors at the ICS 2012 over the two days. Alex also lectures in osteopathy at both undergraduate and graduate level.
You may find that post your Cyclefit session that we recommend a trip or two to see Alex. Just don't expect too much chit-chat.
Alex Fugallo at Beyond Health
South Hampstead Osteopathic Practice
81 Goldhurst Terrace