- Associations between spinal function and spinal pain
- Spinal pain and aging
- Psychological factors affecting spinal pain
Dr. Arnold Wong is a clinician-scientist. He attained his BSc in Biology from The University of Hong Kong, and BSc in Physiotherapy (first class honor) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After practicing as a physiotherapist in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for several years, he was determined to pursue his career in academia. To achieve this goal, Dr. Wong obtained his MPhil in Orthopaedics and Traumatology from The University of Hong Kong, and completed his PhD training from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Wong’s research interests focus on identifying the mechanisms that lead to and maintain spinal disorders. Since the causes of spinal disorders are multifactorial, Dr. Wong adopts multiple strategies (e.g. magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging) to quantify the relative contributions of these factors in causing and maintaining spinal pain. These findings can improve both researchers and clinicians in understanding and treating spinal disorders.
Dr. Wong has received numerous academic accolades from various agencies in Hong Kong, Canada, and USA (e.g. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Golden Key International Honours Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain). His research has also resulted in multiple publications in peer-reviewed, international journals.
- Umer W, Li H, Szeto G, Wong AYL. Identification of biomechanical risk factors for the development of low back disorders during manual rebar tying. J Constr Eng Manag 2016 [Accepted].
- 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: [Epub ahead of print].
- Wong AY., Musculoskeletal pain in postmenopausal women - implications for future research. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal 2016;99.
- Kawchuk GN, Edgecombe TL, Wong AY, Cojocaru A, Prasad N, A non-randomized clinical trial on the impact of non-rigid, inelastic corsets on spine function in low back pain participants and asymptomatic controls. The Spine Journal 2015;15:2222-2227.
- 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.
- Wong AY, Parent C, Kawchuk GN. Prasad N. Within- and between-day reliability of spinal stiffness measurements obtained using a computer controlled mechanical indenter in individuals with and without low back pain. Manual Therapy 2013;18:395-402.
- Wong AY, Parent C, Kawchuk GN. Reliability of two ultrasonic imaging analyses methods in quantifying lumbar multifidus thickness. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2013; 43(4): 251-262.
- Wong AYL, Warren S, Kawchuk G. A new statistical trend in clinical research – Bayesian statistics. Physical Therapy Reviews. 2010;15:372-381.