Alan Lam

Physiotherapist

Alan Lam

DScPT, MScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS
CLINICAL SPECIALIST
PHYSIOTHERAPIST

I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree. My devotion to lifelong learning led me on a path to pursue advanced orthopaedic education to gain a deeper knowledge in assessment and treatment approaches in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In 2018, I successfully completed internationally-recognized manual therapy education from Canada and the US, becoming both a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, the highest awards bestowed upon an orthopaedic manual physiotherapist.

In 2020, I went on to graduate with a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree (DScPT) at Andrews University. I enjoy the challenges of treating complex spinal conditions and longstanding pain by formulating an individualized treatment plan utilizing gentle and precise manual therapy techniques, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), and exercise with a strong emphasis on neuromuscular reeducation.

My commitment to professional development has led to my role as an instructor for physiotherapists pursuing the Canadian Orthopaedic Division’s Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Fellowship program. My interest in the spine has given me the opportunity to present at conferences and podcasts for Canada’s national dance educators on the presence of chronic spinal dysfunction and its manifestations in the peripheral joints.

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

ALAN’S PHILOSOPHY

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, integration of clinical reasoning, and approaching problems as a quadrant is the cornerstone to ensure successful outcomes, especially when treating longstanding pain. I strongly believe in the necessity of motor retraining and functional exercise as an essential component to recovery.

Let’s talk about your situation and needs.

Let’s talk about your situation and needs.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

– Benjamin Franklin

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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