Dr. Raymond Chong is Director of the Augusta University Human Movement Science Laboratory, an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Graduate Studies, and a member of the Augusta University Vision Discovery Institute. His research interests include movement theories and human multisensory organization and postural control during reaching, stance, and walking in both healthy individuals and those with neurological conditions. He has a doctorate in motor control and a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Oregon.
How do we move? How are movements affected as we age? When there is a neurologic disease? When the mind is distracted? I use established and novel paradigms including surface perturbations, treadmill walking, suspended forward fall, obstacle crossing, optical prism adaptation and close-loop virtual-reality systems in my experiments. My research interests include: (1) Automatic and volitional multisensory organization and postural control in humans during reaching, stance and walking in healthy and neurological conditions such as Parkinson\'s disease; (2) Movement theories. Key words: aging attention balance balance control development EMG falls gait motion analysis kinematics motor control neuroscience Parkinson\'s disease physical therapy posture postural control public health reaching prevention proprioception rehabilitation sensory integration sensory organization somatosensory vestibular vision visuomotor walking