Research

Short Biography and Research Interests

Li-Wei Chou | MD, PhD

Dr. Chou is currently a professor in the School of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University (CMU); director of the Department of Physical Therapy and Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Science, CMU, and a clinical visiting staff at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) in China Medical University Hospital (CMUH). He received his M.D. degree from CMU in Taichung, Taiwan in 1996 and got both doctor and Chinese doctor’s licenses. From 1998 to 2002 he completed his residency training and passed the National Board examination of PM&R in 2002. He has obtained his master’s degree in the Institute of Medical Science of the CMU from 2004 to 2006. Since 2007, he learned myofascial pain from Prof. Chang-Zern Hong, whose major achievement in research includes pathophysiology of myofascial trigger point (MTrP), therapeutic approach to treat MTrP, and MTrP injection technique. He jointed one of Prof. Hong’s five big academic groups in Taiwan and had focused his research work on MTrPs. In 2013, he graduated and was conferred the degree of doctor of medical science in the Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine of CMU under the guidance of Prof. Jaung-Geng Lin, whose main research topics include acupuncture evidence-based medicine, acupuncture analgesia and acupuncture safety. Up to now, he has published near 60 peer-reviewed academic papers and 4 book chapters. Half of them are related to MTrPs. Currently, he continues to further clarify the MTrP mechanism and to further develop the effective ways for MTrP therapy.

 

Yu-Wen Chen | PT, PhD

Dr Yu-Wen Chen is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Physical Therapy (2000) and a PhD in Physical Therapy (2006), both from the National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. Since graduation, he was appointed as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Chi-Mei Medical Center (Tainan, Taiwan) prior to joining the faculty in 2007. He was promoted to full professorship in 2015.

Dr Chen’s research interests focus on:

  • Exercise training and medications for the management of surgical pain and neuropathic pain
  • Therapeutic ultrasound and TENS for the treatment of surgical pain and neuropathic pain
  • Preventing and treating postthoracotomy pain syndrome
  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes - medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques
  • Development and design of new local anesthetics  

 

Yueh-Ling Hsieh | PT, PhD

Dr Yueh-Ling Hsieh is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University. She received her PhD and certification in Physical Therapy from the Graduate Institute of Medicine in Kaohsiung Medical University. She also worked as a physical therapist for 6 years prior to obtaining her PhD. Since graduation, she has served as the director at the Department of Physical Therapy at Foo-Yin University and HungKuang University and held various academic and research appointments from Ministry of Science and Technology. Her work is focused in the areas of neuroscience, physical medicine and translational medicine of neuromusculoskeletal disorder. She is also a regular reviewer for many journals in the physiological, neuroscience and rehabilitation categories.

Dr Hsieh‘s research interests focus on:

  • Management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Management of myofascial pain syndrome
  • Therapeutic laser and ultrasound in neuromusculoskeletal disorders

 

Hsiu-Chen Lin | PT, PhD

Hsiu-Chen Lin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, China Medical University of Taiwan. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Physical Therapy from National Taiwan University, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from National Taiwan University. Her research interests focus on the biomechanical analysis of the pathomechanics and rehabilitation in people with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and also the efficiency of the therapeutic exercise on people with physical deconditioning.

 

Mei-Ying Kuo | PT, PhD

Dr. Mei-Ying Kuo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. She received her PhD in biomechanics and motion analysis from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University.  She currently performs research in topics such as (1) development of a maker-based locator for measuring in vivo three-dimensional scapular poses using stereophotogrammetry, (2) measurement of in vivo three-dimensional kinematics of the ankle Joint using bi-plane fluoroscopy system in subjects with normal and with abnormal foot during functional activities, (3) quantitative analysis of functional activities response to deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease.

 

Yu-Hsiu Chu | PT, PhD

Dr. Chu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. She received her Bachelor degree from the Department of Physical Therapy at China Medical University in 1996, and her Master and Ph.D degrees from the Institute of Physical Therapy at National Taiwan University in 2001 and 2012, respectively. She has worked in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at China Medical University since 1996.
Dr. Chu’s research interests focus on:

  • Effects of exercise intervention in patients with neurocognitive disorder or geriatric population
  • Healthy promotion in long-term care facility
  • Behavior and movement characteristics for early identification of neurocognitive disorder
  • Brain plasticity, Neuroimaging, and neurocognitive disorder
  • Learning effect and problem base learning

 

Yu-Jung Cheng | PT, PhD

Dr. Yu-Jung Cheng was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2009 in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science, China Medical University, Taiwan. She was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 2015. She gained her Bachelor degree of Physical Therapy (1998) and a PhD in Basic Medicine (2006), both from National Cheng Kung University. Since graduation, she has worked as a Postdoc fellow for two years in the Department of Immunology at National Cheng Kung University and one year in the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Münster University, Germany.  

Dr Cheng’s research interests focus on:

  • Effects of Low Level LASER Therapy on endothelial dysfunction, in vitro and in vivo
  • · Effects of exercise training on mice stroke model
  • · Synergistic effects of exercise training on herb extracts

 

Shuya Chen | PT, PhD

Dr. Shuya Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. She received her PhD (2011) in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California, USA. Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on:

  • Innovative technology in health promotion
  • Virtual reality and rehabilitation
  • Motor control and motor learning
  • Balance and fall

 

Cheng-Chieh Lin| PT, ScD

Dr. Cheng-Chieh Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. After obtaining doctoral degree, Dr. Lin had worked as post-doctoral researcher in Boston University for a year and in University of Maryland, Baltimore for 2 years. After moving back to Taiwan in 2015, Dr. Lin served as the assistant professor in Tzu Hui Institute of Technology for 5 years, and became the faculty of China Medical University in 2020.

Dr. Lin’s research focus on:

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Motor control
  • Movement analysis

 

Visiting Professor

 

Hung Nguyen-Xuan| PhD

Dr. Nguyen-Xuan received his Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics from The University of Liège (Belgium) in 2008. Dr. Nguyen-Xuan is the Director of CIRTech Institute, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH), Vietnam. He is currently an adjunct professor of China Medical University (Taiwan) and a visiting professor of Sejong University (South Korea). He is also the President of Vietnam Association of Computational Mechanics. He serves as associate editor of Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, International Journal of Hydromechatronics, editorial board member of Composite Structures, Underground Space (Elsevier), Computers, Materials & Continua, Biomedicine (CMU), Vietnam Journal of Mechanics.

Dr. Nguyen-Xuan’s researches focus on:

  • Computational science and engineering (CSE) for advanced development of robust computational methods with high performance computing in combination with machine learning
  • Motor control
  • material and structural modeling and 3D-printing

 

John A. Hunt| BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSC

Dr. Hunt is a full time Professor and research Theme Leader at Nottingham Trent University, leading the theme Medical Technologies and Advanced Materials. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Vice Chairperson of the committee for the specialist interest group Analytical Biosciences. He is a Fellow of the International College of Fellows for Biomaterials Science and Engineering and elected committee member and the treasurer of the college. He is an honorary clinical academic consultant at the Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS trust hospital and an honorary academic at University of Liverpool. He is on the International editorial board member for the journal Biomaterials and the Biomaterials and Nanotechnology section editor in the International journal of Artificial Organs. He is a member of the EPSRC review college and has just retired from the BBSRC committee pool after eight years of service.

John’s research focuses on :

  • Developing breakthrough therapies, devices and technology to repair, replace, augment and in the future regenerate diseased, infected and damaged tissues in humans and other mammals using material interventions
  • Understanding the generic science to deliver interventional medical therapies requiring the use of a material (living cells are also considered to be a material)

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