User:Alex Scott

Dr. Scott is a graduate of the UBC Physical Therapy program, and the UBC Experimental Medicine PhD program. His research targets a widespread problem, overuse injuries and chronically painful tendon disorder in workers and athletes. 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. His laboratory is examining the biological and biomechanical responses of tendons to mechanical loading and/or injury. His research has been supported locally by organizations including WorksafeBC and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, nationally through CFI, CIHR and NSERC, and internationally through the Canada-Scandinavia Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, and the University of Queensland, Queen Mary University of London, and University of Indiana. He maintains active collaborations with Oslo University, Umeå University, and University of Paris. His work has been incorporated into a widely used web-based clinical guideline (UpToDate©).

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