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Alan Lam

Physiotherapist

Alan Lam

MScPT, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
CLINICAL SPECIALIST

I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree. Since then, my devotion to lifelong learning has led me to pursue advanced orthopaedic education in order to gain a deeper knowledge in assessment and treatment approaches in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

In 2018, I successfully completed the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Orthopaedic Division and subsequently became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Additionally, I have earned certification from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) after successful completion of its level courses and exams, and am currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) program at Andrews University.

I became a certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2019 and shortly after obtained certification in Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) from the University of British Columbia. I enjoy the challenge of treating complex spinal conditions and pain of a longstanding nature by formulating an individualized treatment plan consisting of gentle but precise manual therapy techniques, IMS, and exercise with a strong emphasis on neuromuscular retraining.

My commitment to professional development has led to my role as a mentor and registered instructor for physiotherapists pursuing the Canadian Orthopaedic Division’s Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Fellowship program.

I am fluent in Cantonese for those requiring a Cantonese-speaking physiotherapist.

ALAN’S PHILOSOPHY

My physiotherapy treatment philosophy is centered on the belief that successful rehabilitation can be achieved only when a person is treated as a whole, rather than treating isolated units of dysfunction. I believe that a thorough comprehensive assessment, utilization of clinical reasoning, and approaching problems as a quadrant is essential to ensure successful outcomes, especially in treating patients experiencing pain of a longstanding nature. I strongly believe that exercise is the cornerstone of physiotherapy, as it is instrumental in returning patients to their daily function, recreational activities, sports, and work. As movement specialists, physiotherapists are able to take an active role in promoting health and wellness in order to improve quality of life.

Let’s talk about your situation and needs.

Let’s talk about your situation and needs.

“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings”

– Publilius Syrus

Fun facts about Alan

What are your hobbies?

I believe in the importance of physical activity and love swimming, biking, travelling, and indoor rock climbing.

What do most people not know about you?

I am a hardcore pancake fanatic who is always looking to get a fix whenever possible! Let me know if you have a favourite pancake joint as I am always looking for the best – right now its Barb & Ernie’s!

What’s your favorite movie?

All of us at Renew love movies and I have to say that my favourite is Mrs. Doubtfire.

Who has been influential in your career?

I mentored under Erl Pettman and spent a great deal of time honing my manual therapy, assessment and clinical reasoning skills under his close supervision. He is an exceptional physiotherapist and has been very influential in how I practice today.

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