Dr. Alexander Chan

Dr. Alexander Chan

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

B. Physiotherapy (Hons, University of Melbourne, AUS)
M. Physiotherapy (Sports, University of Queensland, AUS)
PhD (Low back pain, LaTrobe University, AUS)
HKPA Member, APA Member

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

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 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 and Sports Medicine Australia.

Although he has a special interest in back conditions, Alexander enjoys working with athletes from different sports. He has worked with various elite/sub-elite sports teams internationally, including VFL Northern Bullants, Valley Rugby Football Club, Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong Tennis Teams, Cricket Hong Kong, Hong Kong Ballet, 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). His drive for learning led to him completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland (2022).