Vito Chan, Registered Physiotherapist
Monday: 2:00pm – 8:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Tuesday: 8:00am – 2:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Thursday: 2:00pm – 8:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Master of Physical Therapy (MScPT) – University of Toronto
Bachelors of Kinesiology (BKin) – University of British Columbia
College of Physiotherapy Number
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Level 1
Vito is passionate about empowering individuals to enjoy movement in a context that is most valuable to them. Whether the goal is to return to sport, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or injury prevention – Vito always strives to collaborate with clients and together create an individualized treatment plan to help individuals achieve their goals. His treatment approach is based on patient education, manual therapy, and individualized exercise prescription. Outside of the clinic, Vito tries to stay active by playing in different sports leagues or going on hikes to explore different trails!
Vito also speaks conversational Cantonese.
How many years have you been a physiotherapist?
I’ve been a physiotherapist for a little over a year. I graduated from the physical therapy program from the University of Toronto.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?
I love basketball and I was living in Toronto when the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship. I lined up early in the morning to watch a few games in front of Scotia Bank arena and was lucky enough to find a spot to catch the championship parade. I’m still a Vancouver Grizzlies fan at heart!
I chose physiotherapy because I am passionate about helping people enjoy movement that is most valuable to them. It’s a very rewarding experience to interact with clients from different walks of life, listen to their unique stories, and take part in their journey in achieving their goals.
Do you have an area of interest or specialization in physiotherapy?
Since I just started my physiotherapy career I am keeping an open mind and exploring different specializations of physiotherapy to learn different perspectives in providing the best client care. In the future, I would like to learn more about vestibular rehabilitation as it’s a topic that I find very interesting.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
I think some patients and even myself sometimes get intimidated by injury diagnoses and it impacts their confidence in the recovery process. It’s important to understand our injuries, but I think it’s more valuable to identify and appreciate one’s current physical function, and use them to build a solid treatment plan!