Dr Chen is a physiotherapist with expertise in managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. She undertook a research and clinical career pathway, which led her to publishing several papers on neck pain, and completing her PhD at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2017.
Her PhD studied the risk factors associated with neck pain, and the impact of an exercise and ergonomics intervention on neck pain in office workers. She has also co-authored studies related to sensorimotor dysfunction in people with chronic neck pain. Chen was a clinical tutor, examiner, and guest lecturer to physiotherapy students at UQ from 2014 to 2018.
Having worked in the private sector for many years, Dr Chen consults all musculoskeletal conditions, with special interests in the following conditions:
- Acute and chronic neck, shoulder and arm pain
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Whiplash and associated disorders (i.e. dizziness, headaches, visual disturbances)
- Concussion syndrome
- Cervicogenic (i.e. neck-related) dizziness
- Nerve impingement, radiculopathy
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Shoulder impingement, bursitis
- Complex, car accident related multi-joint injuries
(Compulsory Third Party, CTP insurance claims)
- Work-related injuries (Workcover claims)
- Hypermobile Spectrum Disorders (HSDs)
- Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)
She applies a multi-modal approach to her treatment strategy including advice and education, real time ultrasound (RTUS), electrical muscle stimulation, taping, dry needling, Pilates reformer based rehabilitation, exercise prescription and manual therapy.
Outside of clinical work, Chen contributes reviews and her digital editing skills to the Physio Network, an online platform that connects physiotherapists around the world and help keep them up to date with the latest research in physiotherapy.