Yung Yung Wong

What is your role at the Glen Sather Clinic?

As a physiotherapist at the clinic, I’m not only involved in assessing and treating patients of all ages, I assist them in achieving their activity rehab and performance goals. I have 5+ years of experience working in multidisciplinary clinics including shoulder/hand/wrist surgical clinics, acute knee injury clinics (AKIC), and performing arts clinics, working with orthopaedic surgeons and sport & exercise medicine physicians.

I am multilingual and able to work with patients in Cantonese, Mandarin, and some French.

What is your main area of practice?

  • Musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injury rehab
  • Sport-related injuries and performance
  • Para sports medicine
  • Rock climbing medicine
  • Performing arts medicine
  • Paediatrics

What did you study and where?

  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Education from University of Toronto, OISE
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (concurrent) from Queen’s University
  • Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy (Sport Physiotherapy Canada)
  • Certificate in Performing Arts Medicine from the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Continuing education in Manual Therapy through the Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification in both Canada (CAMPT) and the USA (NAIOMT)

Do you work specific days/hours?

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-7pm.

What is your favourite way to stay active?

I love sports and being active from working out in the gym or swimming pool, to playing some recreational volleyball and badminton. You’ll often find me out rock climbing either bouldering or leading, salsa/latin dancing, but my all-time love since I was a 8-year-old in ski school has always been downhill skiing nowadays at the resorts or in the backcountry when I get a chance. In the past, I’ve played piano, the Chinese zither, and in grade school, the cello.

Team Affiliations

I have been the Lead Sport Physiotherapist and Para Medical Coordinator for Team Canada Women’s Sitting Volleyball since 2017. I’ve worked the many training camps and competitions over the years including the 2019 Para PanAm Games in Peru, 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games, and the successful #RoadtoParis2024 Paralympic qualification at the 2023 Sitting Volleyball World Cup in Cairo, Egypt!

I was the traveling Sport Physiotherapist for Canada Basketball’s U23 Men’s and Women’s 3x3 Basketball teams at the 2023 FIBA Nation’s League Competition in Rancagua, Chile, and worked for Volleyball Canada’s Indoor Men’s Next Gen Team at the 2023 NORCECA PanAm Cup in Edmonton.

I’ve previously covered:

  • Nor’Westers Women’s Rugby Club Team Physiotherapist
  • BLOCS Junior Rock Climbing Bouldering Team Physiotherapist
  • Skate Canada Challenge
  • Ortona Gymnastics
  • Wrestling National Championships
  • Alberta Summer Games

Other areas of work?

I can be found covering casual shifts at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in both paediatric In-patient and Outpatient departments as I’m trained in all units including: surgery/trauma/orthopedic, oncology, neuro-oncology, general medicine, cardiac and PICU/NICU units.
I’ve also covered University of Alberta Hospital in the acute In-patient adult orthopaedic unit, and recently covered 5 months as a part-time physiotherapist in the Outpatient Ambulatory Plastics Rehab Department.