Alex Su completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2020. Before this, he obtained a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from the University of Alberta as well.
Alex has had clinical experience working in areas including orthopaedic surgery, pre & post-solid organ transplants, plastics & hand/wrist injury, chronic pain & long-term disability, and specialized Parkinson’s & Multiple Sclerosis neurological rehabilitation. Before starting his physical therapy education, Alex was trained as a community workshop leader in chronic pain self-management and volunteered with the Steadward Centre; this stoked his interest in chronic pain and chronic condition management.
Alex’s treatment philosophy is centered on comprehensive, evidence-informed, and holistic patient care. Regardless of your age, injury, or lifestyle, Alex is dedicated to understanding who you are as a person and ensuring you have the physical and mental tools to understand and come back from your injuries or conditions. Using a mix of high-quality education, collaborative goal setting, and individualized exercise plans, Alex is passionate about helping you return to your meaningful activities and empowering you to explore your physical capabilities.
Beyond clinical work, Alex has also been an involved member of his community and the physiotherapy profession. He has previously volunteered as an assistant high school football coach, helped with city events and non-profits, and organized groups to help address youth homelessness in Edmonton. Alex has also presented and published physiotherapy research at international conferences, written for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has previously served as a teaching assistant at the University of Alberta.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys exploring the city’s parks, trails, and food and cultural scenes. He also enjoys lifting, recreational basketball, practicing meditation, trying out new baking recipes, and spending quality time with his friends and family.