Alex Donald, B.Sc. (Physiology & Pharmacology), M.P.H., M.P.T.
Alex obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013, a Masters of Public Health from Simon Fraser University in 2016, and a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2020.
Raised in Saskatoon, Alex was heavily involved in sports growing up, particularly competitive swimming. These days, endurance sports of all types are his passion, including ultra running, marathon canoeing, and cross-country skiing. In his spare time, he can often be found researching the latest data on how to safely build up one’s ability to handle running volume in order to maximize performance for race day. He has completed several continuing educational courses focused on running rehabilitation and leads a seasonal run club out of Mackie Physiotherapy Evergreen that is aimed at helping aspiring runners improve their training and minimize injury risk. If you are trying to work towards a goal race but find that injuries continue to nag you, Alex is your guy.
Alex is dedicated to ensuring his patients receive the highest quality of treatment possible. His passion for manual therapy has made him a lifelong student of the profession and a natural fit for Mackie Physiotherapy. His dedication to the Mackie Mentorship program has provided him with highly developed manual therapy skills and critical problem-solving, which translates to optimal patient care and attention. His desire for a deep understanding of the biomechanics that are influencing his patients’ injuries ensure that their assessments and treatments are thorough, detailed, and accurate. His enthusiasm for learning about people and their individual stories ensures that they can walk away feeling as though someone has truly listened to them and that their goals have been met.