Alex Burgess



Alex is our “Canadian from abroad physio” – after completing her Bachelors of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, she packed her bags and moved down under. Alex obtained her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney but wasn’t quite ready to return to the frozen maple Motherland. She spent a few years working at one of the leading running physiotherapy clinics in Sydney, Australia. Here, Alex was able to work alongside and learn from the team of running experts. Alex has kept up on her running knowledge through continued coursework, research articles, and podcasts – all with the goal of how to deliver the best care to her running patients. Alex is also certified in Functional Dry Needling – a physiotherapy modality we provide at no extra cost to treatment. We are happy to have Alex and her dry sense of humor at Intrinsi since November 2021.


Alex’s sport background has transitioned throughout her life – which is something that she loves because it’s always so refreshing to learn a new activity! Alex grew up playing soccer, badminton, and figure skating. She played field hockey in high school and later coached for a few years. During her undergrad degree she kept busy with ultimate frisbee and a single season of flag football. (She’s willing to try anything once!) When she lived in Australia, she quickly picked up that “footy” could mean at least five different sports, but she is more partial to AFL/Aussie Rules rather than Rugby Union or Rugby League. While swimming in the ocean pools was probably Alex’s favourite new activity, a close second would be barefoot bowls. Despite all the variation, a steady constant for Alex has been hiking and camping. She loves getting out and exploring nature.


While her passions are treating runners, adventurers, and lower limb injuries, much like Alex’s background, her clinical experience also has an element of variation. Alex has worked alongside the Banff Sports Medicine knee surgeons to conduct their post-operative assessments – primarily ACL, MPFL, and meniscal repairs, with the occasional PLC repair. This opportunity has allowed Alex to observe knee, shoulder, and hamstring surgeries directly in the operating room – so if you’re looking for a physio with knowledge about your surgery and rehab journey, be sure to book in with Alex. Alex has provided coverage for the Australian stage productions of The Wizard of Oz and Chicago; some of her patients have gone on to compete in Australia Ninja Warrior, and she ended up as the go-to physio for a Sydney Krav Maga club.


So no matter what you love doing, if you can’t participate due to an injury or you just want to be better at participating, book in to see Alex. Her active-based style of physiotherapy will get you back on track to smashing your goals!