Dr. Floyd Huang
- Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center
- B.S., Physical Therapy, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
- Musculoskeletal system examination and management
- Physical agents
- Clinical anatomy
- Evidence-based practice
Areas of Expertise:
- Musculoskeletal physical therapy
- Physical agents
- Cell and tissue culture
- Animal experiments
- The effect of exercise and physical agents on diabetes
- Use of multimedia in rehabilitation
Dr. Huang was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He is a licensed physical therapist in Taiwan since 2004. Dr. Huang practiced in Taiwan for two years before he came to the United States and pursued his PhD degree. He was the graduate teaching assistant for several courses in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center for more than four years. Dr. Huang currently is responsible for instruction in the Musculoskeletal Examination and Intervention, Clinical Anatomy, and Physical Agents in the Doctoral Physical Therapy program at the Angelo State University.
Dr. Huang completed his PhD training in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2011. He has been researching in diabetes specifically focusing on the cell biology of islets of Langerhans. The topic of his doctoral dissertation is “Identifying mechanisms of insulin production and secretion in small and large rat islets.” Dr. Huang currently has several peer-reviewed publications in the field of diabetic research.
Dr. Huang’s primary research interest is Diabetic Rehabilitation. He is interested in applying physical activity or exercise as therapeutic interventions for the control or cure of diabetes. The long-term goal is to develop a comprehensive and evidence-based prescription tools/protocols for physical therapists to design an individualized exercise training program for various diabetic patients. Dr. Huang is also interested in integrating multimedia (such as video games and music) into the world of rehabilitation. The objective is to make current rehabilitation not only effective but fun and engaging with a scientific evidence-based support.