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Edward Gorgon

Current Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow
Associate Conjoint Lecturer, UNSW Sydney Clinical Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Manila Editorial Board Member, Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development Editorial Consultant, Philippine Journal of Physical Therapy
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Dr Edward Gorgon is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Spinal Cord Injury Research Centre at NeuRA. Edward completed his PhD (2022) at The University of Sydney, focusing on multidisciplinary health service redesign for people with chronic back pain in an Australian hospital setting. Prior to his PhD study, Edward worked fulltime as an academic at the University of the Philippines and practiced part-time as a physiotherapist. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters, primarily in the areas of adult and child neurology (stroke and cerebral palsy) and also in the areas of musculoskeletal conditions (back pain) and evidence-based practice. He has supervised 6 masters and 4 undergraduate research projects at the University of the Philippines toward completion and peer-reviewed publication. You can find details of Edward’s work on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com.ph/citations?user=jQCZmi4AAAAJ&hl=en) and ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward-Gorgon).

Edward is currently involved in clinical trials examining the impact of abdominal functional electrical stimulation on respiration, bowel function, blood pressure control, and sitting balance in people with spinal cord injury. He is also interested in understanding the needs and priorities of patients, their caregivers, and health professionals, with the view of increasing uptake of evidence-based practice and improving care delivery. He is particularly interested in exploring these interest areas in low-resource settings (ie, low-income and middle-income countries). He has ongoing collaborative projects with the University of the Philippines focusing on developing contextualized educational resources for people with back pain and improving care delivery for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (eg, cerebral palsy) in the Philippines.


2024, 12 Feb

Evolution of Physical Therapy Scholarship in the Philippines: A Scientometric Analysis of Peer-Reviewed Publications

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.46409/002.XFDX2637

2023 Mar

Redesigning care for back pain in an Australian hospital setting: A service evaluation to identify need for change

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1695

2022, 03 Oct

Physical therapists’ evidence-based practice profile and perspectives of entry-level EBP education: a mixed methods study in the Philippines

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2020.1849477

2022 Apr

Needs assessment for health service design for people with back pain in a hospital setting: A qualitative study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13419


Commentary on “Feasibility and Reliability of Functional Mobility Measures in Children With Cri du Chat (5P−) Syndrome”

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/pep.0000000000000692


Comparison of two circuit class therapy programs on walking capacity, gait velocity and stair ambulation among patients with chronic stroke: a parallel pretest-posttest pilot study

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.47895/amp.vi0.2434


The Timed Up-&-Go Test: preliminary age- and sex-related reference values for older Filipino adults

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.47895/amp.v54i5.2224


Aging, Dementia, and Disorders of Cognition


Augmentative and alternative communication in the Philippines: a survey of speech-language pathologist competence, training, and practice

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07434618.2019.1576223


Hold-relax and contract-relax stretching for hamstrings flexibility: a systematic review with meta-analysis

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.11.001