BSc, BSc (PT), MPhil, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Research interests and skills
I have immense research interests in spinal biomechanics, low back pain, scoliosis, ergonomics, and dance medicine. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I have experience in conducting systematic reviews, clinical trials, mechanistic studies and epidemiology research.
A randomized controlled trial on prehabilitation for patients undergoing spinal surgery
Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among university students around the world
Trajectories of back pain in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Experiences of chronic back pain among older adults in different settings
Prevalence of dance injury and associated risk factors in professional, pre-professional, and amateur dancers
Umer W, Antiwi M, Li H, Szeto G, Wong AYL. The global prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in the construction industry: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 2018;91:125-144. [Download here]
Wong AYL, Karppinen J, Samartzis D. Low back pain in older adults: risk factors, management options and future directions. Scoliosis Spinal Disord 2017;12:14. [Download here]
Antwi-Afari MF, Li H, Edwards D, Parn E, Seo, JO, Wong AYL. Biomechanical analysis of risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders during repetitive lifting task in construction workers. Automation in Construction 2017;83:41-47. [Download here]
Wong AYL, Parent EC, Prasad N, Huang C, Chan KM, Kawchuk GN. Does experimental low back pain change posteroanterior lumbar spinal stiffness and trunk muscle activity? A randomized crossover study. Clin Biomch 2016:34:45-52.
Wong AYL, Parent EC, Dhillon S, Prasad N, Kawchuk GN. Do participants with low back pain who respond to spinal manipulative therapy differ biomechanically from non-responders, untreated or asymptomatic controls? Spine 2015;40:1329-1337.
Wong AYL, Parent EC, Funabashi M, Kawchuk GN. Do changes in transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus during conservative treatment explain clinical outcomes related to non-specific low back pain? A systematic review. J Pain 2014;15:377.e1-35.
Wong AYL, Parent EC, Funabashi M, Stanton TR, Kawchuk GN. Do various baseline characteristics of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus predict clinical outcomes in non-specific low back pain? A systematic review. Pain 2013;154:2589-2602.