Approximately one-third of people over 60 years of age suffer from persistent shoulder pain and dysfunction; some would grapple with their symptoms for a decade. Unfortunately, many choose not to seek medical attention due to the prolonged waiting time for consultation with public orthopaedics doctors. Persistent shoulder pain and dysfunction eventually hinder their daily activities and psychosocial well-being.
The team aims to enhance information available on the website and social media for symptoms and signs of common shoulder conditions, and sets of shoulder exercises that can be performed by the older adults in the comfort of their homes without the potential added risk of COVID-19.
The team raises public awareness about the signs and symptoms of shoulder problems. By implementing a home-based exercise program to enhance shoulder function in older adults, the optimal goal is to reduce pain and enhance the elderly’s capacity in daily activities thus psychosocial well-being.
– 380 older adults
Michael is an orthopaedic specialist in sports related injuries and degenerative conditions of knees, receiving a number of Best Paper awards for his research both locally and internationally. He began his training at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in 2010 after receiving his MBChB degree with an Intercalated BSc degree in Genetics from the University of Leicester.
A prominent leader in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine, Patrick chairs a number of influential local and international organisations on orthopaedics, sport medicine and arthroscopy surgery. He is head of CUHK’s Sports Medicine Team, an energetic group dedicated to provide patient care and field support for amateur and professional sport communities. In recognition of his contributions and achievement, Patrick was awarded the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong” in 2009. He received his MBChB from CUHK.