Oliver Ang, PT, MClSc

Researcher, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program,

Oliver Ang

Contact Info

ang00005@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-6477

Office Address:
Mayo C504

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Researcher, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program


DPT, Andrews University, Manual Therapy, In progress

MClSc, University of Western Ontario, Manipulative Therapy, 2015

BS, Physical Therapy, Université Laval, 2006

BS, Physical Therapy, Davao Doctors College (Philippines), 1999

Summary

Oliver Ang’s primary research interests are innovative intervention using digital technology to address cervical disorders and the psychosocial factors that impact patient outcomes. He is currently involved in the Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management for Preventing Acute to Chronic Back Pain (PACBACK) Study, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and a member of the validity assessment team of the Cervical Overview Group. Oliver is pursuing his Doctorate of Science (DSc) at Andrews University and is a part-time adjunct faculty of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program of Rasmussen College.

Expertise

Manual / Manipulative Therapy

Conservative treatments of the neck and low back

Spinal dysfunctions

Awards & Recognition

Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research - Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Institute and Pfizer Canada , 2005

Award for Excellence in Research – Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, 2006

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Musculoskeletal pain (neck pain, headache, low back pain)
  • Digital Rehabilitation (Virtual and Augmented reality treatment of musculoskeletal disorders)
  • Wellbeing and self management strategies
  • Applied Research

Current research projects:

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4UG3AT008769, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Publications

Godbout C, Ang O, Frenette J. Early voluntary exercise does not promote healing in a rat model of Achilles tendon injury. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2006 Dec;101(6):1720-6