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Prof. Cheing now serves as professor of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. She is a founding fellow of the Hong Kong College of Physiotherapy. Prof. Cheing's main research area is on studying diabetic complications and pain management. She has received major research grants on conducting diabetic research, mainly on applying advanced technology in the assessment and treatment of various diabetic complications including peripheral diabetic neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcer, and cognitive impairments associated with diabetes. Her work is on both basic research done in animals and clinical studies.

On the other hand, Prof Cheing's pain research focus is on investigating the efficacy of physiotherapeutic modalities in pain management and to understand the analgesic mechanisms behind the physiotherapeutic procedures. She conducts studies to evaluate the influence of electrophysical modalities on experimental pain and clinical pain (e.g. chronic low back pain, osteoarthritic knee pain, pain caused by diabetes or surgery). She also conducts studies to evaluate the influence of psychosocial factors in pain management.
Prof. Cheing is active in publishing scientific papers. She serves on various grant review boards. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthopaedics & Sports Physical Therapy. Prof Cheing serves on advisory board of various professional bodies including Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Elizabeth Hospital under Hospital Authority. She is a member of Physiotherapists Board of Hong Kong under Food and Health Bureau. She is the Vice President of Hong Kong Pain Foundation.

Research interests

  • Assessment and management of diabetic neuropathy and diabetic ulcer
  • Balance assessment for people with diabetic neuropathy
  • Cognitive impairment associated with diabetes
  • The treatment efficacy of electrophysical modalities in various conditions and the underlying mechanisms
  • Sensory assessment for neurological conditions
  • Physiotherapeutic management of musculoskeletal pain
  • Psychosocial issues for people with pain conditions
  • The use of acupuncture and related techniques in pain management

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Professional Diploma in Physiotherapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic

Master of Science, McGill University

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Science, The University of Alberta


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