Alex Scott

Physical Therapy
Email Address 
Mailing Address 
2635 Laurel Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Bones, Joints and Muscles

Dr. Scott's research targets a widespread problem, overuse injuries and chronically painful tendon disorder in workers and athletes. His laboratory is examining the biological and biomechanical responses of tendons to mechanical loading and/or injury. Dr Scott is the lead investigator on an international, multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial investigating the efficacy of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in combination with exercise for patellar tendinopathy. He is a coinvestigator on a local randomized controlled trial examining intramuscular stimulation (a form of acupuncture therapy) as a treatment for Achilles tendinopathy. 

In 2015, Dr. Scott was a recipient of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award.