Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD, OCS

 

Associate Professor of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Associate Director, Program in Physical Therapy
ckw7@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

PhD, Research and Education in Health Science, Touro University International
MS, Physical Therapy (with honors), Columbia University
BA, English Literature, University of California at Berkeley

Bio


Originally from California, Dr. Wong is a graduate of the Physical Therapy Program at Columbia University in New York, and earned his PhD in health education and research at Touro University International in Los Angeles, California. A NY state licensed physical therapist since 1993 and orthopedic specialist certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 2000, he practices in a private sports/orthopedic clinic in Westchester County, NY. Dr. Wong teaches Soft Tissue Mobilization, Advanced Seminar in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics in the Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy. A recipient of the APTA Education Section Distinguished Educator and Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Awards, Dr. Wong began teaching these content areas for over 18 years as a former faculty member and Director of Physical Therapy Programs at Touro College, NY. Dr. Wong has published over 40 orthopedic, orthotics and prosthetics, education, and culture related research papers in two dozen national and international journals including Anals of Vascular Surgery, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Prosthetics and Orthotics International. His current research focuses on “amputation, balance, falls, and function.” Dr. Wong has authored several book chapters related to orthotics, prosthetics, and strain counterstrain; and led educational workshops at state and national conferences on integrating technology with active learning strategies and developing cultural competence in the allied health sciences. He has volunteered in Vietnam with Health Volunteers Overseas, and served as an accreditation team leader for the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education and National Licensing Examination item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Professional Expertise

Orthopedics
Prosthetics and Orthotics

Honors and Awards

Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
APTA Education Section Distinguished Educator Award
APTA Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award
APTA Mary McMillan Scholarship Award
APTA Minority Academic Excellence Award

Clinical and Research Interests

Amputation rehabilitation research program 
Orthotics and prosthetics
Orthopedics and manual therapy
Strain counterstrain and osteopathic manipulation

Teaching Responsibilities

Soft Tissue Massage
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Advanced Seminar in Orthopedics
Research practicum mentorship

Scholarly Productivity

Select Publications

1.    Stern J, Wong CK, Yerovinkina M, Spindler SJ, See AS, Panjaki S, Loven SL, D’Andrea Jr. RF, Nowygrod R. The risk of mortality for people with lower limb amputation-a systematic review. Annals Vasc Surg, 2016: in press.

2.    Wong CK, Levine WB, Deo K, Kesting RS, Mercer EA, Schram GA, Strang BL. Natural history of frozen shoulder: fact or fiction? A systematic review. Physiother, Epub Jun 21, 2016: doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2016.05.009

3.    Wong CK, Stern JR, D’Andrea Jr. RF, Loven SL, Panjaki S, See AS, Spindler SJ, Yerovinkina M, Nowygrod R. The risk of subsequent amputation following an initial lower extremity amputation: a systematic review. Int J Diabetol Vasc Dis Res, 2016;4(5):171-177. IJDVR-2328-353X-04-501

4.    Wong CK, Varca MJ, Stevenson CE, Maroldi NJ, Ersing JC, Ehrlich JE. The impact of a 4-session physical therapy program emphasizing manual therapy and exercise on the balance and prosthetic walking ability of people with lower limb amputation: a pilot study. J Prosthet Orthot, 2016;28(3):95-100. doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000099

5.    Wong CK, Gibbs W, Chen E. Use of the Houghton Scale to classify community and household walking ability in people with lower limb amputation: criterion-related validity. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2016; 97(7):1130-1136. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.022.

6.    Wong CK, Chihuri S, Li G. The risk of fall-related injury in community-dwelling people with lower limb amputation: a prospective cohort study. J Rehabil Med, 2016;48:80-85. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2042.

7.    Wong CK, Ehrlich JE, Ersing JC, Maroldi NJ, Stevenson CE, Varca MJ. Exercise programs to improve gait performance in people with lower limb amputation: a systematic review. Prosthet Orthot Int, 2016;40:1:8-17. doi: 10.1177/0309364614546926.

8.    Wong CK, Young RS, Ow-Wing C, Karimi P. Determining 1-year prosthetic use for mobility prognoses for community-dwelling adults with lower limb amputation: development of a clinical prediction rule. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2016;95(5):339-347. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000383.  

See Google Scholar link for complete listing:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=pxoNN0UAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Audiovisual/Media

Interviewed for and research reviewed in: Carter SM. Risk of fall-related injury for people with lower limb loss. O&P News-Clinical Perspective, 3/1/2016.
 
Interviewed for and research reviewed in: Carter SM. Benefits of specific exercises on lower limb gait training still unknown—studies needed. O&P News-Clinical Perspective, 3/1/2015.
 
Interviewed regularly about sports injuries and rehabilitation of current athletes on the radio broadcast "The Scorecard" on AM 1230 WFAS since 4/13/2013.
 

 

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