International PT Research Grant
November 20, 2014
The $7,195 grant will fund the ASU duoâ€™s research titled â€śBiomechanical Effects of High-Heeled Shoes in Healthy Adults,â€ť which will utilize ASUâ€™s Gross Motor Analysis Lab to investigate and provide potential solutions to the muscular imbalance, foot deformities and other health issues related to women wearing high-heeled shoes. The project is expected to be completed in July of 2015, when the duo hopes to both publish and present their results.
â€śWe expect that this study can provide the necessary insight into musculoskeletal factors to design a functional high-heeled shoe,â€ť Ko said, â€śwhich may minimize foot deformities in female adults.â€ť
A native of South Korea and member of the ASU physical therapy faculty since 2008, Ko holds a doctorate from the University of Florida and is director of ASUâ€™s Gross Motor Analysis Lab. He has also completed collaborative research projects with Texas Womanâ€™s University-Houston and has initiated several other projects with Tier 1 research universities in Texas. He was awarded ASUâ€™s 2012 Presidentâ€™s Award for Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor.
As a post-doctoral fellow, Bae is at ASU to participate in mentored research, get scholarly training to acquire additional professional skills, and establish his future research agenda in the field of clinical rehabilitative science. He received his physical therapy doctoral degree from Shamyook University in South Korea and is certified by the Korean Physical Therapy Association as a clinical specialist in neurologic and orthopedic physical therapy. He has practiced at several major South Korean medical centers, and in 2012 received Samsung Medical Centerâ€™s HERO Award as the best clinician.
For more information, contact Ko at 325-942-2579.