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Prof. Ewa Roos
Prof. Ewa Roos
  • Professor and Head of Research, Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy and Center for Muscle and Joint Health, Department of Sports and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark (2007 ~ present)

Professor Roos has a passion for advancing the frontiers of knowledge in muscle and joint health to improve the quality of life of those with musculoskeletal disease and to improve health care delivery for these conditions. Her focus is on prevention and treatment of joint injury and osteoarthritis. One of the principal outcomes from her research has been the development of the Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D®) project for people with knee and hip pain.

Prof. Yasushi Uchiyama
Prof. Yasushi Uchiyama
  • Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine at Nagoya University, Japan.
  • Master and PhD in Engineering.

Professor Uchiyama's current research and education focus mainly on postural control, clinical reasoning for neurological disorders, robotics, and transdisciplinary education. He has published over 300 papers in journals and books. He has been involved with the Japanese Physical Therapy Association as an executive board member for 19 years. He is also acting executive board of World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).

Sheila Purves
Sheila Purves
  • Senior Consultant (Honorary) of The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

Sheila is involved in various projects related to the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), community rehabilitation services, disability inclusive disaster management, and the education of rehabilitation therapists, doctors and nurses.

Prof. Yang, Jeng-Feng
Prof. Yang, Jeng-Feng
  • Physical therapist
  • Ph.D. degree in biomechanics and movement science University of Delaware, USA.
  • Faculty of physical therapy department in National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Yang has been served as the president of National Federation of Physical Therapists, Taiwan. Currently, he is the head of Physical Therapy Center in National Cheng Kung University hospital. He primarily works for neurological patients, especially people living with dementia.

Si Tou, Iok Fan Joyce
Si Tou, Iok Fan Joyce
  • MSc in Neurological Physiotherapy, HK PolyU
  • BSc in Physiotherapy, TW CMU
  • Vice President of Executive Committee of Macau Physical Therapist Association (MPTA)
  • Director of Social Affairs department, MPTA
  • Leader of MPTA brain health exercise promotion team

Joyce started work on brain health promotion in 2018. She helped in organizing the MPTA brain health exercise promotion team and designed a set of evidence-based exercise for brain health promotion. Now the team is engaging in promoting this set of exercises to the society and investigating the possible effect of the exercises.

Prof. Fung, Wai Yip Kerry
Prof. Fung, Wai Yip Kerry
  • Chairman of the International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists (IAAPT)
  • Honorary Advisor of the Macau Physical Therapists Association
  • Honorary Professor of the Hung Hui Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University.

Kerry's interest and specialties are Acupuncture, Manipulative Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy.

Prof. Wang, Yuling Leo
Prof. Wang, Yuling Leo
  • Head of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
  • President of Chinese Physical Therapy Association

Leo's research interests on the mechanism of neck pain, exercise science and sports injuries, epidemiology on work-related musculoskeletal disorders. He also extends his research on developing the VI and AI system in exercise training and brain plasticity.

Prof. Szeto, Grace
Prof. Szeto, Grace
  • Professor and Physiotherapy Programme Leader School of Medical & Health Sciences, Tung Wah College, Hong Kong

Grace's research interest is in work-related musculoskeletal disorders, especially neck and upper limb disorders in computer users. Her research expertise is on ergonomic and biomechanics.

NUR HIDAYAH ONG BINTI ABDULLAH
NUR HIDAYAH ONG BINTI ABDULLAH
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) University Of Teesside, UK
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy, Malaysia

Nur Hidayah Ong Binti Abdukkah has 29 years of service at Ministry of Health Malaysia and Carried out the premier project in Ministry of Health regarding geriatric care in primary setting in year 1995, the proceed to promotive and preventive measure at primary setting, and today rehabilitation services at primary setting.

Dr. Daikuya, Shinichi
Dr. Daikuya, Shinichi
  • Researcher of Hyogo University of Health Sciences and senior executive board member of Japanese Physical Therapy Association
  • BS in physical therapy from National Institution for Academic Degrees in Japan
  • MSc and Ph.D. in sports science from Osaka University of Health and Sport Science.

Dr. Daikuya graduated from division of physical therapy of Kyoto University. His work experiences are physical therapist in hospital, lecturer of physical therapy course in college, director of Dept. of rehabilitation in hospital, president of Osaka physical therapy association etc. His research interests are Electrophysiology, Exercise Physiology, Sport Medicine, and Health Promotion.

Prof. Eungpinichpong, Wichai
Prof. Eungpinichpong, Wichai
  • Associate professor of physical therapy in the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences. Khon Kaen University.
  • BSc (Physiotherapy) and MSc (Physiotherapy) from Mahidol University, Thailand
  • PhD (Physiotherapy) from Otago University, New Zealand

Doctor Wichai has done a lot of research and clinical practices regarding therapeutic effects of Thai massage in patients with musculoskeletal disorders for more than 30 years. His research interests include Thai massage, physical therapy, Biomechanics, and therapeutic exercise.

Prof. Leong, Hio Teng Annie
Prof. Leong, Hio Teng Annie
  • Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Annie's research focuses on ultrasound imaging of muscle and tendon, biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the shoulder and scapula, and the prevention and management of rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Prof. Liao, Hua Fang Lily
Prof. Liao, Hua Fang Lily
  • Associate professor
  • Supervisor of Taiwan Physical Therapy Association
  • Vice president of the Cerebral Palsy Association of ROC (Taiwan)
  • Chair of the Academic Committee of The Taiwan Society of ICF

Lily's practices focus on tests, Cerebral Palsy, ICF, mastery motivation and physical therapy history.

Gabilo, Michael
Gabilo, Michael
  • President of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association and presently affiliated with Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Science and Technology
  • Member of the following councils in the Professional Regulation Commission: Continuing Professional Development Council for Physical Therapy and Career Progression Committee
  • The incumbent Secretary of the United Healthcare Organization of the Philippines

Michael has served as the Secretary of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) from 2010-2013 and the Association's Vice-President for Internal Affairs from 2013-2016. He is also a member of the PPTA Educators' Special Interest Group. Because of his exposure with the current state of affairs in Physical Therapy education and health profession education and through his affiliation with various organizations, he is very much involved in different projects and advocacies that primary aim to advance the quality of health profession education in the country particularly Physical Therapy education as well as the standard of the Physical Therapy profession in the country. He has been invited as a resource person in various fora and seminar-workshops organized by different local and international higher educational institutions, professional organizations and government agencies like the Senate of the Philippines, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment, National Council for Disability Affairs, Commission on Human Rights, PhilHealth, and the Professional Regulation Commission.

Prof. Shamay Ng
Prof. Shamay Ng

Prof. Shamay Ng is a physiotherapist and currently serves as the Professor and Associate Head of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Prof. Ng has been actively involved in research and publication of scientific papers, which focus on area of neurological rehabilitation, specifically in persons with stroke. Her current goal in research targets on different intervention strategies to enhance motor recovery in persons with stroke, as well as identification of meaesurement tools of functional mobility in patients with neurological disorders.

Lee, Gen-hee
Lee, Gen-hee
  • President of the Korean Physical Therapy Association
  • Instructor of the UEDA method

Lee has over 20 years of clinical experience in neurological and pediatric physiotherapy, and has published numerous articles and books on Vojta and Bobath.

He aims to introduce the UEDA method, which helps to reduce spasticity in patients with brain injuries. The UEDA method also facilitates independence in activities of daily living (ADLs) for patients with brain injuries.

Hung, Shiu-Jung
Hung, Shiu-Jung
  • Registered Physical Therapist (Taiwan)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Hung Shiu-Jung completed her Bachelor degree of Physical therapy in China Medical University, Taiwan in 2006. She started her specialty in women's health from 2008, and mainly focus her work on Pregnancy health promotion and treatment technique on Breastfeeding related problem. She was the first physical therapist who got the IBCLC certification in Taiwan in 2011. The technique “finger-friendly massage without pain for milk duct” helps mothers with breastfeeding problem. Her clinical practice and research promote physical therapy in woman's health be important in Taiwan.

Prof. Fong, Siu Ming Shirley
Prof. Fong, Siu Ming Shirley
  • Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong

Shirley's primary research interest lies in developmental dysfunctions and, more specifically, in physical health of children with developmental coordination disorder. Beyond this area, she has a general interest in exercise and health of younger and older adults and sports science.

Dr. Saito, Hideyuki
Dr. Saito, Hideyuki
  • Vice president of Japanese Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Hideyuki completed a bachelor of social science, a master of medical science and a doctor of medicine while engaging clinical practice after obtaining a physical therapy license.

His lifework includes many physical therapy fields such as cerebrovascular disease, neural science, pain management, physical agents and also many rehabilitation fields such as department management, personnel development, public health, Community Based Rehabilitation. His belief is “social practice theory” and “innovation”.

Galizzi, Michela
Galizzi, Michela
  • Physiotherapist - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist
  • Technical Instructor - Prevention/Safety/Health Promotion
  • Master Manual Therapy and Muscular-Skeletal Rehabilitation

Michela is a physiotherapist and has a coordinator Role in her workplace. She also is a trainer for safety and ergonomic in work, manual therapy and involved in the design, organization and development of welfare related projects.

Prof. Pang, Marco Y. C.
Prof. Pang, Marco Y. C.
  • Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Associate Director of the University Research Facility in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience (UBSN) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • BSc in Physical Therapy and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Marco's current research is mainly focused on neurological and geriatric rehabilitation, particularly issues related to stroke and dementia. He has published over 110 journal papers. His research work has appeared in premier journals in the field, including Stroke, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Journal of Physiotherapy, and Journal of Neuroscience. He works closely with frontline rehabilitation practitioners to translate the research findings into community service programs.

Prof. Pang had received teaching awards from the University of Alberta and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, Associate Editor of Physiotherapy Canada and the President of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association.