Dr Chloe Chiou joined the MSK lab, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, as a research associate in April 2013.
Chloe completed her PhD in the Neurorehabilitation laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. She studied neurophysiological mechanisms of crossed facilitation in humans using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and MRI-diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and whether the residual crossed facilitation observed in individuals with stroke could be used to clarify motor recovery.
After joining the MSK lab, Chloe has focused on investigating motor control in trunk muscles in health and disease such as people with low back pain and spinal cord injury. She investigates normal neurophysiology of trunk muscles and how these alterations observed in patients with low back pain/ spinal cord injury link to clinical symptoms. Her research interest is to understand changes in function and structure of nervous system in patients and explore interventions which are able to specifically target on those changes.
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