Alphonsus Chan graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology before completing his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. Through postgraduate continuing education, Alphonsus achieved his advanced manual therapy training to become an FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy). This is the highest level of training in orthopaedic manual Physiotherapy in Canada and is internationally recognized.
As an advocate of continuing education, Alphonsus has taken numerous postgraduate courses. Being certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) and Integrated Dry Needling (CIDN), Alphonsus has found the benefits of incorporating this in his manual treatment approach. He has also received training in Active Release Technique (ART®), Functional Movement Systems, McKenzie Institute training for Spinal Dysfunction, Mulligan Mobilization with Movement Concept, Sport Kinesiotaping, and Custom orthotics. The skills and knowledge learned from these courses enable Alphonsus to adopt a comprehensive treatment approach to rehabilitation.
As a further testament to his commitment to lifelong learning, Alphonsus is also involved with academia. He is a Clinical Educator with the UofT Master of Science in Physiotherapy Program and a Clinical Instructor for Physiotherapy students completing their internship with accredited universities. He is also a mentor with the Orthopeadic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and University of Western Ontario for Physiotherapists pursuing their FCAMPT designation.
Alphonsus is a firm believer that movement is fundamental to maintaining optimal health. To stay active, he works out and strength trains. In addition, he is an avid golfer and enjoys playing competitive softball and football. With over 10 years of experience treating active individuals to professional athletes with varying injuries, Alphonsus has the expertise and confidence to tackle any problem. Rest assured, all treatment approaches will involve an active component to retrain specific movement patterns and restore optimal health and function.