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Physical Therapy

There are four main research areas: orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and pediatric physical therapy. The faculty has achieved outstanding performance in these areas.

Orthopedic physical therapy:

  1. clinical evidence of care model for patients with cancer
  2. gait and posture control in elderly people and individuals with movement disorders
  3. rehabilitation strategies of shoulder disorders
  4. neuromuscular control of spinal control related to the treatment of chronic spinal pain
  5. neuromuscular performances in the myotendinous complex
  6. mechanical properties of soft tissues and their relation to shock attenuation

Neurological physical therapy:

  1. 3-dimentional optoelectronic motion analysis system for evaluation of functional movement in individuals following stroke, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s disease.
  2. brain plasticity in patients after stroke
  3. mechanisms, assessment and treatment of balance disorders in aging adults
  4. electrical stimulation and electromyographic biofeedback for patients with stroke
  5. long-term care
  6. development and effects of advance rehabilitation engineering including telerehabilitation, rehabilitation robotics and virtual reality immersion therapy.

Cardiopulmonary physical therapy:

  1. cardiopulmonary physical therapy and rehabilitation, and clinical exercise physiology
  2. impacts of respiratory diseases on lung mechanics and function, and to understand how these alterations might affect exercise capacity
  3. impacts of altered body composition on cardiopulmonary and metabolic function in elderly and individuals with chronic diseases.

Pediatric physical therapy:

  1. early intervention for children who have or are at risk of developmental disorders
  2. developmental outcomes and risk factors after preterm birth
  3. development of sensorimotor control in infants' postural behaviors.