Dr. Scott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and is on the board of directors of the Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC). His research targets a widespread problem, overuse injuries and chronically painful tendon disorder in workers and athletes. Alex’ research has been highlighted and supported locally by organizations including WorksafeBC, PABC and the Health Sciences Association, nationally through CIHR sponsored events and seminars, and internationally including sponsorship by the Canada-Scandinavia Foundation and the Swedish Research Council. 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, Fortius Sports Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, Orion Health, and others. His work has been incorporated into widely used web-based clinical guidelines such as UpToDate©, and the Achilles and elbow tendinopathy toolkits (Physiopedia). In addition to clinical research, Dr Scott has an NSERC-funded research program investigating the mechanisms of tendon adaptation to mechanical strain. Alex is an Associate Editor both for the Journal of Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (perspectives for practice series co-editor) and for the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He is also a member of UBC’s pain research cluster led by Dr Kenneth Craig.
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC