User:Joan Leung

I am a Senior Physiotherapist working in the Brain Injury Unit of Royal Rehab in Sydney (Australia). I have worked as a physiotherapist for many years and have extensive experience in rehabilitation, especially in the area of traumatic brain injury. My clinical interests are rehabilitation and contracture management. I have been involved in research and have published papers on a range of topics relating to stroke and traumatic brain injury. I completed my PhD (Sydney School of Medicine of University of Sydney) in 2015.


Joan Leung

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PhD (Sydney School of Medicine of University of Sydney)

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Senior Physiotherapist of Royal Rehab

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Leung J, King C, Fereday S. Effectiveness of a programme comprising serial casting, botulinum toxin, splinting and motor training for contracture management: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2019;33(6):1035-44 

Leung J, Stroud K. Long-Term Resolution of Severe Ankle Contractures Using Botulinum Toxin, Serial Casting, Splinting, and Motor Retraining. Physiother Can. 2018;70(2):152-9.

Leung J, Fereday S, Sticpewich B S Factors Influencing the Overall Satisfaction in Patients With Severe Brain Injury With Physiotherapy Services During Inpatient Rehabilitation, The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation in Vol. 33, No. 5, September/October 2018. (2018) 33(5) 1-8

Leung J, Fereday S, Sticpewich B, et al. Extra practice outside therapy sessions to maximize training opportunity during inpatient rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury,  Brain Injury (2018) 32(7) 915-925

de Sousa DG; Harvey LA; Dorsch S; Leung J; Harris W. Functional electrical stimulation cycling does not improve mobility in people with acquired brain injury and its effects on strength are unclear: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy. 62(4):203-8, 2016 Oct.

Leung, J, Harvey, LA, Moseley, AM, Whiteside, B, Simpson, M, Stroud, K. Standing, electrical stimulation and splinting is no better than standing alone for ankle contractures in people with brain injury: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Physiotherapy; 2014: 60:201-208.

Leung J, Smith R, Harvey L, Moseley A. The impact of simulated ankle plantarflexion contracture on the knee joint during stance phase of gait: a within-subject study. Clinical Biomechanics 2014; 29: 423-428.

Leung J, Harvey LA, Moseley AM. An intensive program of passive stretch and motor training for the management of severe knee contractures after traumatic brain injury: a case report. Physiotherapy Canada; 2013: 65(3):223-228.

Leung J, Harvey LA, Moseley AM, Tse C, Bryant J, Wyndham S, Barry S. Electrical stimulation and splinting were not clearly more effective than splinting alone for contracture management after acquired brain injury: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy; 2012 58:231 -240.

Hassett LM. Moseley AM. Tate RL. Harmer AR. Fairbairn TJ. Leung J. Efficacy of a fitness centre-based exercise programme compared with a home-based exercise programme in traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine; 2009: 41(4):247-255.

Moseley AM, Hassett LM, Leung J, Clare JS, Herbert R, Harvey L (2008) Serial casting versus positioning for the treatment of elbow contractures in adults with traumatic brain injury: a randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22:406-417.

Leung J, Moseley A, Fereday S, Jones T, Fairbairn T and Wyndham S. The prevalence and characteristics of shoulder pain after traumatic brain injury. Clinical Rehabilitation; 2007: 21(2) 171-181.

Leung J, Moseley AM. The impact of ankle-foot-orthosis on walking gait and muscle activity in adult hemiplegia. Physiotherapy; 2003:89 (1) 39-55. 

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