Raymond Chong

Program Director

Raymond Chong

Program Director


Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


Dr. Raymond Chong is director of the Movement Science Lab at the Department of Physical Therapy, Augusta University, USA. He has joint appointments in the School of Graduate Studies, Vision Discovery Institute & Institute of Neuroscience. He received his PhD in Exercise & Movement Science at the University of Oregon in 1997 and is first author in over 75% of his peer-reviewed papers.

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  • Ph.D., Physical Therapy/Therapist. University of Oregon, 1997

  • MS, Movement Therapy and Movement University of Oregon, 1993

  • BS, Physical Education Teaching an University of Oregon, 1991

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Research Award AU College of Allied Health Sciences, 2016

  • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing Gait & Posture journal, 2014

  • Opening keynote speaker 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2013

  • Faculty Research Award AU College of Allied Health Sciences, 2011

  • Visiting Professor Universit√© Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PTHP 7303

    Research III
  • PTHP 8305

    Research V
  • PTHP 7202

    Research II
  • PTHP 8204

    Research IV
  • CAHS 8503

    Research Process
  • PTHP 7101

    Evi Based Prac-Research
  • PTHP 9106

    Research VI

Teaching Interests

Anatomy, Neuroscience, Sensorimotor integration of the visual, vestibular and visual systems, Postural control, Research techniques


Selected Recent Publications

  • Hysteresis in center of mass velocity control during the stance phase of treadmill walking, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Individuals with vestibular dysfunction use a somatosensory-dominant strategy for postural orientation after inclined stance, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Comparative gait kinematics between unilateral and bilateral induced ankle hypomobility: Does symmetrical constraint an extent to improve speed performance? Gait & Posture, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Duration of step initiation predicts freezing in Parkinson's disease, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Niacin supplementation modulates GPR109A levels and NAD-NADH ratio and ameliorates PD symptoms without side effects, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

How do we move? How are movements affected as we age? When there is a neurologic disease? When the mind is distracted? My interests include: (1) Automatic and volitional multisensory organization and postural control in humans during reaching, stance and walking in healthy and neurological conditions; (2) Movement theories. Key words: aging attention balance balance control development gait motor control neuroscience Parkinson's disease physical therapy posture postural control reaching proprioception rehabilitation sensory integration sensory organization somatosensory vestibular vision visuomotor walking

Department Service

  • Department of Physical Therapy chairman search 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Webmaster 2014 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Curriculum 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Affairs 2009 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research 1998 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • IT Advisory 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Council 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Alumni and Career Outcomes Project Survey Team 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • 2011 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • 1997 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer