Our Team

Physiotherapy

Alphonsus Chan

Registered Physiotherapist

Alphonsus graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology before completing his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. Through postgraduate continuing education, Alphonsus achieved his advanced manual therapy training to become an FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy). This is the highest level of training in orthopaedic manual Physiotherapy in Canada and is internationally recognized.

As an advocate of continuing education, Alphonsus has taken numerous postgraduate courses. Being certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) and Integrated Dry Needling (CIDN), Alphonsus has found the benefits of incorporating this in his manual treatment approach. He has also received training in Active Release Technique (ART®), Functional Movement Systems, McKenzie Institute training for Spinal Dysfunction, Mulligan Mobilization with Movement Concept, Sport Kinesiotaping, and Custom orthotics. The skills and knowledge learned from these courses enable Alphonsus to adopt a comprehensive treatment approach to rehabilitation.

Alphonsus Chan - Physio Therapist located in North York
CAMPT certified - Fcampt physio Yonge and Finch

As a further testament to his commitment to lifelong learning, Alphonsus is also involved with academia. He is a Clinical Educator with the UofT Master of Science in Physiotherapy Program and a Clinical Instructor for Physiotherapy students completing their internship with accredited universities. He is also a mentor with the Orthopeadic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and University of Western Ontario for Physiotherapists pursuing their FCAMPT designation.

Alphonsus is a firm believer that movement is fundamental to maintaining optimal health. To stay active, he works out and strength trains. In addition, he is an avid golfer and enjoys playing competitive softball and football. With over 10 years of experience treating active individuals to professional athletes with varying injuries, Alphonsus has the expertise and confidence to tackle any problem. Rest assured, all treatment approaches will involve an active component to retrain specific movement patterns and restore optimal health and function.

 

Forest (Long Hay) Chak

Registered Resident Physiotherapist

Forest is a dedicated and skilled Physiotherapist who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in Hong Kong. With an unwavering commitment to advancing his knowledge and refining techniques, he ensures that every patient receives top-quality care.

Having been a high school basketball player and amateur track & field athlete, Forest developed a deep passion for exercise and training. He understands the desire to get back to sport from injury and hence provides the best support throughout the journey of rehabilitation.  On top of  his determination to assist in patients’ recoveries, he firmly believes in the power of exercise as the cornerstone of rehabilitation.

Forest has gained valuable experience working in private clinics in both Hong Kong and Toronto, where he honed his skills in manual therapy and dry needling. He specializes in addressing sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, tailoring treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient.

Outside of his clinical work, Forest maintains an active lifestyle, frequently engaging in activities such as basketball, tennis and gym workouts. With his expertise in manual therapy and dry needling, alongside a genuine passion for helping others achieve optimal health, Forest strives for excellence in the field of Physiotherapy.

Massage Therapy

Steven Bae

Registered Massage Therapist

Steven Bae is a graduate of Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing since 2022. He has pursued his RMT career with the initial intention of supporting his parents’ health and branched out over time to help others more and feel better. Prior to pursuing an RMT career, Steven studied business and worked in retail for over 10 years. 

His main techniques are Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, and Deep Tissue Techniques. While constantly evolving and discovering new modalities to equip his therapeutic arsenal, they are primarily used when offering Sports, Injury Rehabilitation, or Relaxation treatments. 

Steven takes great pride in ensuring all his clients have an exceptional experience with their treatments. He confidently adapts to different styles of treatment from holistic relaxation treatment to a more technical rehabilitation approach, as needed. His adaptability combined

Alphonsus Chan - Physio Therapist located in North York

Admin Team

Kerry Lau

Receptionist/Client Care Coordinator

When you step through our doors, you will be greeted by our friendly administrative staff, Kerry Lau. She is here to ensure that every client receives the utmost positive experience at The Physio Approach. Kerry has a wealth of knowledge and experience as an Administrative and Physiotherapist Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong, blending creativity with her design and marketing skills to elevate the client experience.

Outside of work, Kerry enjoys exploring creative media projects and participating in community events. Her volunteer work with the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and Design TO demonstrates her commitment to fostering positive and inclusive environments. She is passionate about creating welcoming atmospheres and ensuring every client feels valued and well taken care of. In her free time, Kerry loves learning new languages, honing her photography skills, and engaging in art and design projects. Her dedication to providing exceptional service, combined with her strong background in customer care, makes her a valuable asset to our team.

Kerry Lau

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