Alex Scott


Alex Scott

Physical therapy


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Alex Scott

Dr. Scott is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and a past President of the Physiotherapy Association of BC. His research targets a widespread problem, overuse injuries and chronically painful tendon disorder in workers and athletes. Alex’s clinical research has been supported locally by organizations including WorksafeBC, Michael Smith Foundation, and the Health Sciences Association, nationally through CIHR, and internationally through the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Resesarch, and others. He has enjoyed a number of international collaborations, including Oslo University, University of Washington, the Steadman Clinic, and many others. Locally, he collaborates with clinicians at the Alan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, Orion Health, and others. His work has been incorporated into widely used web-based clinical guidelines such as UpToDate©, the Achilles and elbow tendinopathy toolkits (Physiopedia), and several BJSM consensus statements. In addition to clinical research, Dr Scott has an NSERC-funded program investigating the mechanisms of tendon adaptation to mechanical strain. Alex is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Areas of Research

tendinopathy, tendon physiology