Associate Professor
work phone: 8221353

Lab Location

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
2635 Laurel Street
Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Dr. Scott’s teaching interests include the principles of mechanobiology and tissue healing-core concepts for the Physiotherapy profession. He encourages students to think biologically, and to maintain a questioning and open approach to the art and science of physiotherapy.

Dr Scott is very proud to help run the Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy, an innovative new course for practicing physios who want to deepen their knowledge of musculoskeletal PT. It features renowned clinician-educators, and a coordinated program of part-time learning leading to advanced certification.

 

Affiliation and Links

Experimental Medicine Program
Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

Service

Physiotherapy Association of BC – President (April 2019 – May 2021)

Associate Editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine

Special Section Editor, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

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. His research has been supported locally by organizations including WorksafeBC and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, nationally through CFI, CIHR, NSERC and the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, and internationally through the Canada-Scandinavia Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Physical Medicine Research Foundation. His work has been incorporated into a widely used web-based clinical guideline (UpToDate©).

Research Page

Selected publications:

Mechanotherapy: How physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair. 

Tendons: Time to revisit inflammation

See publications by A Scott on Pubmed

Book chapters:

Scott A, Cook JL, Khan, KM.  Human tendon overuse pathology: Histopathological, ultrastructural, and biochemical findings. International Olympic Commission on Tendinopathy.  Edited by S Woo, S Arnoczky, P Renstrom.  Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2007:69-84.

Scott A, Khan KM.  Pathogenesis of tendinopathy: update and implications for management.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update. Edited by B. Kibler.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  2009:307-312.

Danielson P, Scott A. Biochemical Causes of Patellar Tendinopathy. In: Anterior Knee Pain 2nd ed. Editor: Vicente Sanchis Alfonso; Spriger-Verlag, London July 2011

B Vicenzino, A Scott, S Bell. Elbow and arm pain. Clinical Sports Medicine, 4th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Co. 2012.

Grävare-Silbernagel, A Scott, J Karlsson. Outcome Measures and Scoring Systems. Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Insertion. J. J. Wiegerinck. Guildford, UK., DJO Publications. 2012.