Wong, Thomson

PhD, MSc, BScPT, Dip.(Acup.), RPT (HK)
Assistant Professor
Division of Kinesiology
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Tel: 2831 5258
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Dr Thomson Wong's studies explore the role of Movement-Specific Reinvestment (conscious motor processing), fall efficacy and perception in walking and falling in community-dwelling older adults. His research studies focus on motor learning, balance training, risk of falling assessment, fall rehabilitation, rehabilitation psychology and tele-rehabilitation in older adults and people with movement disorders and neurological diseases. Dr Wong has extensive clinical experience treating patients in different specialties. He is an Executive Committee member in the Geriatric Specialty Group of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association and serves in the International Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Physiotherapy.

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Selected Publications  (Pub Med Search)

  1. Wong, W.L., Masters, R.S.W., Maxwell, J.P., & Abernethy, A.B. (2008). Reinvestment and falls in community-dwelling older adults. Neurorehabilitation & Neural repair, 22, 410-414.
  2. Wong, W.L., Masters, R.S.W., Maxwell, J.P., & Abernethy, B. (2009). The role of reinvestment in walking and falling in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57, 920-922.
  3. Wong, T.W.L., Abernethy, A.B., & Masters, R.S.W. (2015). Enhancement of the Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale in Older Adults. The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(3), 137-141.
  4. Uiga, L., Capio, C.M., Wong, T.W.L., Wilson, R.M., & Masters, R.S.W. (2015). Movement Specific reinvestment and allocation of attention by older adults during walking. Cognitive Processing, 16(SUPPL 1), 421-424.
  5. Tse, A.C.Y., & Wong, T.W.L., Lee, P.H. (2015). Effect of low intensity exercise on physical and cognitive health in older adults: a systematic review. Sports Medicine Open, 1 (1), 37.
  6. Wong, T.W.L., Masters, R.S.W., & Tse, A.C.Y. (2015). Development of a mobile app to promote fall prevention exercises for older adults by physiotherapists in Hong Kong. Physiotherapy, 101, E1659.
  7. Wong, T.W.L., Abernethy, A.B., & Masters, R.S.W. (2016). Instructions influence response to the Chinese Version Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale (MSRS-C) in Community-dwelling Older Adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 16 (12), 1305-1311.
  8. Ellmers, T.J., Machado, G., Wong, T.W.L., Zhu, F., Williams, A.M., & Young, W.R. (2016). A validation of neural co-activation as a measure of attentional focus in a postural task. Gait & Posture, 50, 229-231.
  9. Masters, R., Capio, C., Wong, T., Poolton, J., & Uiga, L. (2016). Psychophysical effects of subtle modification of the built environment: a quasi-experimental field study. The Lancet, 388, S4.
  10. Tse, A.C.Y., Wong, T.W.L., & Masters, R.S.W. (2017). Examining motor learning in older adults using analogy instruction. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 28, 78-84. 


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