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Alexander Chan

Alexander Chan

Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach

B. Physiotherapy (Hons, AUS), PhD (AUS)
HKPA Member, APA Member

Born and raised in Australia, Alexander graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002. Since graduating, he has worked in several private practices across Melbourne. His practice has primarily focused on rehabilitating people with shoulder and back conditions but has also managed multidisciplinary pain management programs. In 2012, he relocated to Hong Kong and continued working clinically at PhysioCentral and The Pilates Practice.

Driven by evidence-based practice, Alexander is the only private practice physiotherapist in Hong Kong, where his current research activities underpin his clinical skills in low back pain. He has completed a PhD from La Trobe University (Australia), with the thesis investigating the conservative management of non-reducible discogenic low back pain. His PhD was part of the successful Specific Treatment of Problems of the Spine (STOPS) trials and has subsequently presented his research in international journals. Alexander also shares his knowledge on international platforms like the World Congress in Low Back Pain.

Although he has a special interest in back conditions, Alexander has also worked with various elite/sub-elite sports teams internationally. They include VFL Northern Bullants, Valley Rugby Football Club, Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong Tennis Teams, Cricket Hong Kong, and numerous triathletes. He has also worked with individual elite athletes at the Hong Kong Sports Institute and at international sporting events (Tennis – ATP Challengers/Futures, ITF tournaments; Badminton – Hong Kong Super Series). Currently, in his spare time, he paddles for Stormy Dragons Paddling Club.