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:
- clinical evidence of care model for patients with cancer
- gait and posture control in elderly people and individuals with movement disorders
- rehabilitation strategies of shoulder disorders
- neuromuscular control of spinal control related to the treatment of chronic spinal pain
- neuromuscular performances in the myotendinous complex
- mechanical properties of soft tissues and their relation to shock attenuation
Neurological physical therapy:
- 3-dimentional optoelectronic motion analysis system for evaluation of functional movement in individuals following stroke, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s disease.
- brain plasticity in patients after stroke
- mechanisms, assessment and treatment of balance disorders in aging adults
- electrical stimulation and electromyographic biofeedback for patients with stroke
- long-term care
- development and effects of advance rehabilitation engineering including telerehabilitation, rehabilitation robotics and virtual reality immersion therapy.
Cardiopulmonary physical therapy:
- cardiopulmonary physical therapy and rehabilitation, and clinical exercise physiology
- impacts of respiratory diseases on lung mechanics and function, and to understand how these alterations might affect exercise capacity
- impacts of altered body composition on cardiopulmonary and metabolic function in elderly and individuals with chronic diseases.
Pediatric physical therapy:
- early intervention for children who have or are at risk of developmental disorders
- developmental outcomes and risk factors after preterm birth
- development of sensorimotor control in infants' postural behaviors.