Alan Burke Do

Osteopath

Osteopath since 2000

ACSM Exercise Physiologist
UKA Level 2 Performance Athletics Coach

 

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Experience

I qualified in the UK as an Osteopath in 2000 and I have been working within the Uk since then in a number of clinics in Surrey until moving to Sneem in March 2020.

 

Pole Vault

I used to be an International standard pole vaulter competing for the Republic of Ireland. I was lucky enough to hold the Irish National pole vault record for a number of years and won a couple of National titles. As an athlete I found that Osteopathic treatment seemed to work better for me and my initial interest in Osteopathy was formed. I am an ACSM Exercise Physiologist and UK Athletics Jumps Coach.

Fire Service

Prior to working as an Osteopath I worked as a Firefighter in the UK in Surrey. I completed my 5 year Osteopathic training and spent my last two years working as the Fire Service Health and Fitness Advisor. In this role I ran the rehabilitation, physical training and testing programmes.

Osteopath

I have previously lectured and examined Osteopathic students at two Osteopathic colleges and have lectured for the Osteopathic Sports Care Association.

I have many years experience working with elite young athletes. I spent 5 years treating club and International standard gymnasts from Heathrow Gymnastics Club. As well as treating junior International standard track and field athletes.

London 2012 Olympics

I was a member of the Osteopathic Team working as part of the Physical Therapies Team at the Polyclinic in the Athletes Village. There I treated a number of athletes who went on to make finals and win Olympic medals.

2017 IAAF World Athletics

I was a member of the Physical Therapies team that worked at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. Treating athletes at the warm-up track pre and post training and competition. Again I treated athletes that went on to medal.

Lead by example

I am an advocate of "practice what you preach" and enjoy getting out walking, running and cycling. I exercise 6 days a week and cycle regularly. I have completed all the Ride London 100 Sportive events. I particularly likes getting out in the mountains and enjoy paragliding when I can.

 

Glanlough, Bohacogram, Sneem, Kerry V93 C1P1

©2019 by Alan Burke