Dr Phu Hoang

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Senior Research Officer MSRA Postdoctoral Fellow
Conjoint Lecturer, St George Clinical School, UNSW
Clinical Fellow, Australian Catholic University
Multiple Sclerosis Consultant Physiotherapist, Multiple Sclerosis Australia

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Dr Hoang is currently working with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Australia as a Senior Physiotherapist Consultant and at NeuRA as a Senior Research Officer. These positions provide him with an ideal situation for his research interests which focus on both basic science and applied science. In basic science, he has developed a non-invasive method to measure passive properties of muscles. The method, known as ‘Hoang’s method’ in the literature, has been established and applied to investigate muscle properties and the effects of interventions in neurological populations such as MS, spinal cord injury and stroke survivors. In applied science, he is working on interventions that may reduce ankle contractures in people with MS and reduce accidental falls in MS.

RESEARCH TEAM

Martin Heroux

DR MARTIN HÉROUX Research officer

Lewis Ingram

LEWIS INGRAM PhD student

Peter Nickolls

DR PETER NICKOLLS Honorary Senior Research Officer : +612 9399 1013

Annie Butler

DR ANNE BUTLER Research Officer

Annalese Bolton

ANNALESE BOLTON Research Assistant

Chaminda Lewis

DR CHAMINDA LEWIS PhD student

PUBLICATIONS

Effects of a home-based step training programme on balance, stepping, cognition and functional performance in people with multiple sclerosis--a randomized controlled trial.

Hoang P, Schoene D, Gandevia S, Smith S, Lord SR

To determine if step training can improve physical and neuropsychological measures associated with falls in MS. The findings indicate that the step training programme is feasible, safe and effective in improving stepping, standing balance, coordination and functional performance in people with MS.