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Dr. Max Wong

Chiropractor. Climber. Routesetter.
Dr. Max Wong provides climbing physio and climbing rehab in Toronto is pulling on a crimp

ABOUT

Dr. Max Wong (she/they) loves climbing. While she was getting her doctorate, she and a lot of her fellow climbers would encounter really weird and specific climbing injuries that most physios and chiros didn't know how to diagnose or treat. Seeing this gap in care, Dr. Wong began to dive deep into climbing performance, movement, and injury recovery. A few years into her climbing rehab practice, she began routesetting, adding the knowledge of routesetter-specific injuries, and maintenance of routesetter health and ability, to her roster. She was a participant of the first Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium, and has been on medical staff of various athletic events, including the NAIG (2017), Bloc Shop Open (2017), IFSC Youth Panams (2017), and Canadian Open Boulder Nationals (2018). Her desire to provide climbers with appropriate treatment during competitions led her to temporarily be a Sports Emergency First Responder with the Canadian Red Cross. She is a member of Climbing Escalade Canada's Integrated Support Team/National Practitioner Network, which provides integrative medical care for Canada's climbing athletes and teams.

Dr. Wong holds a B.Sc (Honours) in Biology and Visual Arts, and a B.Ed from York University. Following that, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she worked in a multi-disciplinary community health centre, treating complex cases. During this time, Dr. Wong also successfully treated previous and current national-level athletes. Dr. Wong was awarded Clinical Honours upon graduation for her excellence in patient care. She is currently practicing in Toronto, Canada, and is on faculty with the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She
is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, Canadian Chiropractic Association, Ontario Chiropractic Association, Ontario Alliance of ClimbersAlpine Club of CanadaOntario College of Teachers, and Royal Conservatory of Music.

 

When she is not in practice, lecturing, or routesetting, Dr. Wong can be found bouldering or sportclimbing at the local climbing gym or crag, reading about muscle physiology, talking someone's ear off about training, and daydreaming about her next meal (often while eating her current meal). Her love of climbing has taken her to Red River Gorge and the Adirondacks (US), Val Davide, Banff, Canmore and Squamish (CA), and Arco (IT). She gives talks with climbing gyms and outdoor companies from time to time, usually rattling on about climbing rehab and the like. She knows how to trad, and she hates it.

You can request to take a look at Dr. Wong's curriculum vitae, but you could probably get to know her better by following her on Instagram or shooting her an e-mail.

 
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SERVICES

Dr. Wong offers a variety of treatments that seek not only to help in recovery, but to improve overall health and fitness. Her extensive experience with climbing makes her the go-to chiropractor for climbing-specific injury management (climbing physio/rehab), and performance. Climbing injuries that Dr. Wong treats include pulley injuries, lumbrical injuries, wrist sprains, lateral and medial epicondylitis, neck pain, knee and ankle sprains, and shoulder dysfunctions (i.e. labral tears, biceps tendinitis/tendinopathy, rotator cuff strains, etc).

  • Biomechanical Analysis for Climbers

  • Project-Specific Coaching for Climbers

  • Cupping Therapy

  • Extremity Manipulative Therapy and Mobilizations

  • Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Therapy

  • Myofascial Release Therapy

  • Neurofunctional (Contemporary Medical) Acupuncture

  • Nutritional and Lifestyle Counselling

  • Physical therapy

  • Rehabilitative Exercises

  • Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Mobilizations

 
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CLINICAL PRACTICE:

Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre

283 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor

Toronto, ON, M5T 2E3

Canada

 

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