Alex Townsend




Alex graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc(Hons) degree in Podiatry in the summer of 2015. Since then he has gained extensive experience working across the NHS and private sectors, providing high quality and advanced foot care to patients. He has experience in the management of acute diabetic ulcerations, acute and chronic sporting injuries as well as nail surgery and routine podiatry care, however, he now primarily focuses on musculoskeletal and sports injury management. His main areas of interest are biomechanics and gait analysis, foot orthoses therapy, sport specific footwear modification and management of sports injuries.

Alex has been a senior podiatrist volunteering at Ultra Marathons with Action Challenge since 2019. His most recent expedition was to the Sahara Desert where he provided Podiatric Care and advice to participants of the race. He also volunteers at the London Marathon every year to provide medical care to professional and amateur athletes. He has developed a passion for endurance sport and is a keen Triathlete and cyclist, racing with Thames Turbo Triathlon Club in South West London. He most recently raced Ironman UK 2022 and the Thames Path 100km Ultra Marathon. Alex’s passion for endurance sport led him to a specialist interest in the field of Podiatric Sports Medicine and exercise related injuries, and in 2018 commenced further study with a PGCert in Podiatric Sports Medicine at Queen Mary’s University of London. 

Specialist Interests

Running Injuries, Foot and Ankle, Biomechanics, Orthoses, Bone Stress Injuries, Gait Analysis and Lower Limb Tendinopathy

Sporting Interests

Football, Rugby, Cycling, Triathlon, Cricket and Ultra-distance running

Currently Works At

Specialist Musculoskeletal Podiatrist at Healthshare, Wandsworth, London

Work Experience

Lead MSK Specialist Podiatrist for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

Other Experience

Completed PGCert in Podiatric Sports Medicine at Queen Mary’s University London, Member of the Royal College of Podiatry and Member of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Worked at marathon and ultra-marathon events both in the UK and abroad

Alex’s Services #

Alex’s Locations #

St Paul’s EC4M

Our St Paul’s clinic occupies a prime location on the 1st floor of the One New Change development, convenient to Cannon Street, Mansion House and Blackfriars. Offering both face-to-face and remote consultations.

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020 7788 7000

Canary Wharf E14

Our Canary Wharf clinic is located within Cabot Place in the centre of Canary Wharf, convenient to Greenwich and Blackheath. Offering both face-to-face and remote consultations.

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020 7788 7000

Alex’s Blog Posts #

Alex Townsend Ironman 6

5 things to know when taking on an Ironman

Podiatrist, Alex Townsend, was taught five key lessons when taking on his first Ironman, and here he shares his insight to help you get a headstart should you be doing the same.