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Dr Charlotte TSANG

Dr Charlotte TSANG

Assistant Professor

PhD (PolyU), MSc Health Care (PT) (PolyU), BSc PT (PolyU), PD (Acupuncture) (HKBU), RPT (HK)


Dr Tsang obtained her BSc in Physiotherapy, MSc in Healthcare, and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining the Department as an Assistant Professor, she received her postdoctoral training at The Chinese University of Hong Kong supervising a community hip fracture prevention programme for older adults. The programme included multidimensional assessments for the risks of falling and hip fractures for over 4,000 community-dwelling older adults. She was involved in designing and conducting this large-scale service and related research projects.

Dr Tsang’s clinical and research experiences fascinated her with the synergies of research and clinical practice in impacting an individual, his/her family, and the society. She is dedicated to promoting healthy ageing and functional independence in older adults. Her research has been focusing on fall prevention in older adults. Currently, she is studying the effects of fall-related psychological factors on the association between physical functions and falls. Results of her studies have been published in well-recognized peer-reviewed journals such as Physical Therapy, Journal of Physiotherapy, and Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.

Dr Tsang is accepting students who are interested in pursuing PhD research in the field of Healthy Ageing.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Professional Development Diploma in Acupuncture for Physiotherapists, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association Ltd
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Master of Science in Health Care (Physiotherapy), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Research Interests

  • Fall Prevention
  • Postural Control and Balance
  • Biomechanics
  • Sarcopenia and Frailty
  • Health Promotion

Research Output

    • Tsang CSL, Lam FMH, Leung JCS, Kwok TCY. Balance confidence modulates the association of gait speed with falls in older fallers: A prospective cohort study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2023; (In press) doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2023.05.025
    • Tsang C, Leung J, Kwok T. Self-perceived balance confidence is independently associated with any subsequent falls and injurious falls among community-dwelling older fallers : A prospective cohort study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2022;103(May):104776. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2022.104776
    • Tsang CSL, Miller T, Pang MYC. Association between fall risk and assessments of single-task and dual-task walking among community-dwelling individuals with chronic stroke: A prospective cohort study. Gait Posture. 2022;93(January 2021):113-118. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.01.019
    • Tsang CS, Wang S, Miller T, Pang MY. Degree and pattern of dual-task interference during walking vary with component tasks in people after stroke : a systematic review. J Physiother. Published online 2021. doi:10.1016/j.jphys.2021.12.009
    • Miller T, Qin L, Hung VWY, Ying MTC, Tsang CSL, Ouyang H, Chung RCK, Pang MYC. Gait speed and spasticity are independently associated with estimated failure load in the distal tibia after stroke : an HR pQCT study. Osteoporos Int. 2021;(0123456789). doi:10.1007/s00198-021-06191-z
    • Cheng KY, Chow SK, Hung VW, Wong CH, Wong RM, Tsang CS, Kwok T, Cheung W. Diagnosis of sarcopenia by evaluating skeletal muscle mass by adjusted bioimpedance analysis validated with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Published online 2021. doi:10.1002/jcsm.12825
    • Miller, T, Ying, MTC, Hung, VWY, Tsang, CSL, Ouyang, H, Chung, RCK, Qin, L, & Pang, MYC. Determinants of estimated failure load in the distal radius after stroke: An HR-pQCT study. Bone. 2021;144:115831. doi:10.1016/j.bone.2020.115831
    • Miller T, Ying M, Tsang SL, Huang MZ, Pang MYC. Reliability and validity of ultrasound elastography for evaluating muscle stiffness in neurological populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. physical therapy. Physical Therapy, 2021;101(1):1-27. doi:10.1093/ptj/pzaa188
    • Tsang CSL, Pang MYC. Association of subsequent falls with evidence of dual-task interference while walking in community-dwelling individuals after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2020;34(7):971-980. doi:10.1177/0269215520923700
    • Tsang CSL, Chong DYK, Pang YCP. Cognitive-motor interference in walking after stroke: Test-retest reliability and validity of dual-task walking assessments. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2019;33(6):1066-1078. doi:10.1177/0269215519828146
    • Tsang CSL, Liao LR, Chung RCK, Pang MYC. (2013) Psychometric properties of the mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test (Mini-BEST) in community- dwelling individuals with chronic stroke. Physical Therapy. 2013;93:1102-1115. doi:10.2522/ptj.20120454

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