Dr. Maxine Wong B.Sc, OCT, DC
Dr. Max Wong is a Toronto-based doctor with a strong interest in interdisciplinary healthcare, particularly with complimentary therapy integration into the biomedical model to create a complete circle of care. Her interest in climbing has led much of her personal study into climbing performance and movement, and injury recovery. As a routesetter herself, she is also knowledgeable in routesetter-specific injuries, and maintenance of routesetter health and ability. 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 become a Sports Emergency First Responder with the Canadian Red Cross. She is also a member of Climbing Escalade Canada‘s Integrated Support Team, 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 Climbers, Ontario Climbing Federation, Alpine Club of Canada, Ontario College of Teachers, and Royal Conservatory of Music.