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Alan Richter has worked in the physical rehabilitation field in clinical, assessment, and research based environments. He grew up in Toronto, Canada where he graduated with a Bsc. Honours in Kinesiology. He worked at The Physiotherapy Centre, in North York, Ontario before performing contract based physical assessments for law firms preparing defences for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims.
He moved to Edmonton, Alberta with his wife in 2010 where he began work at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital as a Functional Outcomes Evaluator involved in quality improvement across vatious wards and in the Assistive Technology centre hubs of the Glenrose 'The Courage Centre' and the Syms Centre.
He is currently working towards a clinical Masters degree in Physical Therapy as well as a research based Masters of Science at the University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences. His area of study is functional muscle characteristics of adolescents with idiopathic Scoliosis. He has presented research at the Glenrose foundation Spotlight on Research breakfast, the 2013 International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Training (SOSORT) conference in Chicago, as well as the 2013 Womens and Childrens Health Research Institude annual conference.
Alan spends a lot of time working in outreach, leadership development, and community building. He currently sits on the executive committee of JCORE: a committee focused on engaging Jewish young professionals in Edmonton. He is the past director of Edmonton NCSY, and youth director of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Edmonton, Alberta. He has volunteered with the Living Bridge Foundation leading trips for University students volunteering in at-risk Ethiopian communities.