Lawrence Yu, a practicing Physiotherapist, has a 15+ year career in the fitness and rehab industry refining and developing techniques and skills to provide his patients optimal rehabilitative treatment. He has taken functional movements and his advanced assessment practices and combined them with evidence-based exercises that help enhance motor learning. These two components are the pillars of his physiotherapy practice.
Lawrence has worked at the NHL and OHL level and with Tennis Canada with his strength and conditioning background and was an assistant strength coach for Women’s Volleyball and Hockey and Men’s Hockey and Football during his tenure at York University. Lawrence’s rehab career revolves around soccer, Gaelic football, rugby, hockey and several hand-to-hand combat sports. He has treated a variety of athletes including rock climbers, pole dancers and powerlifters.
Lawrence graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and is a physiotherapist with the Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has received training from the Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri in Movement Science and is training to become the first Canadian instructor for the European Training Group of Orthopaedic Medicine (ETGOM) in Cyriax Modern Orthopaedic Medicine.
Lawrence is a hobby artist who likes to splash paint on canvas and grind charcoal on paper. When not in front of an art easel he can be found lifting in the weight room. He is also a frequent traveler who prefers the country bumpkin lifestyle. He has three wonderful children and an exceptional wife who grounds him and is the rock in his life.
- MSc Physiotherapy
- McMaster University
- Bachelor of Arts Kinesiology
- York University
- Cyriax Modern Orthopaedic Medicine
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS)/ Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
- Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Graduate
- Movement System Impairment Science