Dr Li Khim Kwah
|Qualifications: PhD, BAppSc(Phty)
Dr Li Khim Kwah is a lecturer in neurological physiotherapy. She completed her PhD and undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. She has 9 years of clinical experience. During her PhD, she also gained teaching experience by working at the University of Sydney as a discipline specialist. Her PhD thesis is on developing prediction models for contractures, walking and arm function after stroke and on understanding the mechanisms of contractures after stroke
Teaching and Service Responsibilities
Teaching: Neurological Physiotherapy A, Neurological Physiotherapy/Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy, Professional and Scientific Practice
Unit of study co-ordination: Neurological Physiotherapy A
- Kwah LK, Harvey LA, Diong JHL and Herbert RD (2012) Half of the adults who present to hospital with stroke develop at least one contracture within six months: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy 58(1): 41-47.
- Kwah LK, Herbert RD, Harvey LA, Diong JHL, Clarke JL, Martin JH, Clarke EC, Hoang PD, Bilston LE and Gandevia SC (2012) Passive mechanical properties of gastrocnemius muscles of people with ankle contracture after stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 93(7): 1185-1190.
- Diong JHL, Harvey LA, Kwah LK, Eyles J, Ling MJ, Ben M and Herbert RD (2012) Incidence and predictors of contracture after spinal cord injury – A prospective cohort study. Spinal Cord (In press, accepted 17 February 2012)
- Herbert RD, Clarke J, Kwah LK, Diong J, Martin J, Clarke EC, Bilston LE and Gandevia SC (2011) In vivo passive mechanical behavior of muscle fascicles and tendons in human gastrocnemius muscle-tendon units. Journal of Applied Physiology 589 (Pt 21): 5257-5267.