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Wen K. Ling

Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

212-998-9400

Dr. Wen Ling is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of New York University. After obtaining her entry-level physical therapy education from National Taiwan University, Dr. Ling received her PhD in Pathokinesiology from New York University. In addition to her teaching, she currently performs research regarding such topics as evaluating gait deviations and movement changes under differing conditions (e.g. pregnant women, women carrying materials of various weights, and children with cerebral palsy). In honor of her dedication to physical therapy education and her tireless efforts to promote diversity, Dr. Ling was selected for inclusion in the 2003 Academic Keys of Who's Who in Education and received the American Physical Therapy Association's Diversity 2000 and Beyond Award.

Dr. Ling’s areas of expertise are in physical therapy examination and intervention for patients with neuromuscular disorders, clinical and advanced measurement methods for individuals with movement disorders, and research design and methods. In collaboration with her colleagues, Dr. Ling recently published the research article, Temporal relationship between trunk and thigh contributes to balance control in load carriage walking, in the journal Gait and Posture. Among many publications, she also authored the published text Neuro Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide (FA Davis, 2009), a handy pocket guide, complete with neurological examination techniques, standardized tests, differential diagnoses, medical red flags, radiological/imaging techniques, and medications for patients with common neuromuscular disorders.

Selected Publications

  • Yen SC, Gutierrez G, Ling W., Magill R, McDonough A. Coordination Variability during Load Carriage Walking: Can It Contribute to Low Back Pain? Accepted for publication by Human Movement Science in February 2012.
  • Yen SC, Ling W, McDonough AL, and Magill R. Temporal relationship between trunk and thigh contributes to balance control in load carriage walking. Gait & Posture. 2011;34(3):402-408.
  • Fenderson C, Ling W. Neuro Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide. Philadelphia PA: FA Davis, 2009.
  • Houston VL, Lou GM, Mason CP, Ling W. Female personnel foot shape versus US military last shape. International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Services. 2007;80 (1):1-9.
  • Hsu SS, Wu YT, Chien MY, Ling W, Hu MH. Physical Therapy entry level education and clinical education in Taiwan. Journal of Medical Education (ROC). 2007;11(3):104-115.
  • Ling W. An overview of East Asian cultures for physical therapists. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics, Cultural Diversity of Older Americans Series. 2003;1-27.