Lin-Ya Hsu, PhD, PT

Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Physical Therapy

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Lin-Ya Hsu is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Her primary research focus is pediatric physical therapy. She is particularly interested in early assessment and intervention in infants and toddlers with neuromotor disabilities who have difficulties in motor functions and in cognitive and adaptive behavior domains. She is also a team member of START-Play, that providing multi-site studies that focuses on motor and cognitive intervention protocols in young children with disabilities.

On the other research track, Hsu conducts research on active video games and virtual reality in pediatric rehabilitation, such as children with developmental coordination disorders. She has her PT degree and master's in rehabilitation sciences from Chang-Gung University, Taiwan. She earned her doctorate and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington.

Education and Training

  • University of Washington, WA, PhD of Rehabilitation Sciences, June 2015
  • Chang-Gung University, Taiwan, Master of Rehabilitation Medicine, June, 2008 
  • Chang-Gung University, Taiwan, Bacheller of Physical Therapy, June, 2006

Teaching Interests

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy 
  • Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy 
  • Early Intervention 
  • Development of Postural Control 
  • Coordination Gaming Therapy


Recent Publications

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