Alex Lowen

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association NZ  – Dry needling certificate

Alex blends senior-level clinical knowledge with a personal understanding of the demands of high-performance sport to provide hands-on patient care across both acute and chronic injuries.

As an athlete himself, Alex understands the commitment required to reach physical goals and overcome injury. He draws on this experience in his practice, applying the same principles of elite-level care to every patient.

With his passion for sport, Alex has developed industry-leading expertise across movement assessment, muscle balance screening, exercise prescription as well as macro and micro training planning.

Understanding the importance of a global, whole-body perspective, Alex believes in the benefits of working alongside a multidisciplinary team, looking at treatment and outcomes from a holistic point of view. And while his foundations are in supporting athlete development, Alex’s experience in private practice means he has worked with a wide range of clients and injuries, from school-age patients to elderly care and fall prevention.

He has a particular understanding of head and neck injuries and rehabilitation. Alex’s gentle approach and good sense of humour put patients at ease, and his ability to educate and translate often-complex concepts empowers his patients to take ownership of their own on-going recovery.

Alex is the current lead physio for Swimming New Zealand. No stranger to supporting athletes in their pursuit of success, Alex has also worked with local mens and womens club rugby, functional strength Olympic lifters, CrossFit, New Zealand Volleyball, Auckland age-group football and NZ Cheerleaders.

A natural athlete himself, Alex has competed at a high level across martial arts, swimming, waterpolo, football, and beach volleyball, and is a qualified snowboard instructor. In contrast to his calm approach in the clinic, Alex’s competitive side comes out on the water.

His most notable sporting success has been as a New Zealand representative Canoe Polo athlete, competing at the World Championships, World Games and Oceania Champs Get in touch with us to book an appointment with Alex.