Chelsea Chua

Physiotherapist

BKin, MScPT

What is your background & training?

I completed my Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, and my Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. I have an interest for advancing my orthopaedic manual therapy skills and have received certification for completing Level 1 of the Orthopaedic Division Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal (AIM) Physiotherapy Program, neuroproprioceptive taping (eg. K-tape), and pelvic health rehabilitation for urinary/fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

What inspired you to choose this career path?

I thrive as a kinesthetic (hands-on) learner and always knew I wanted to work in a career where I could empower people to discover their own potential. During my kinesiology degree, I had plenty of experience working with people living with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions through volunteering and working in research. From this exposure, I developed a passion and appreciation for how our mind and body was like an ever-adapting puzzle working together to optimize our daily function. In my education, I’ve truly taken advantage of the hands-on learning and application of theory, and learned that there is so much satisfaction in helping people understand the puzzle that is their body, in order to maximize their function and ultimately achieve their goals.

Why do you choose to work at Treloar?

I value being in a diverse team where all team members are on board with growing and thriving in a positive environment. Treloar embodies this through fostering a culture of continuous learning, supporting everyone’s personal and professional development journey. This creates the current calibre of exceptional clinicians at Treloar, whom I am grateful to learn from for the best interests of my clients.

What are you personally passionate about?

I am very passionate about food and coffee, and enjoy lifting weights, playing golf, and going kickboxing to keep up with my food adventures. During the pandemic, learning how to brew a perfect cup of pourover coffee was what kept me sane, and now continues to be a vital part of my morning routine. Living in downtown Toronto for a few years also further cultivated my already great passion for all things food-related as the most diverse city in Canada; and now that I’m in Vancouver, I’m rediscovering the food landscape here and am always accepting recommendations for new food spots.

I am multilingual and can communicate with patients in English, Tagalog, Fukien dialect, and Mandarin Chinese.