School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Staff

Dr Daniel Fong

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Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Science

Dr Daniel Fong gained his Bachelor of Science in Physics, Master of Science in Exercise Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in Orthopaedics and Traumatology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (FISBS), and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (FHKASMSS). He joined Loughborough University since 2014, after serving as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, during 2008-2013, and as a Visiting Scholar in the BioDynamics Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, in 2012. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Science, as well as programme director of BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated) and MSc Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health programmes.

Daniel was a competitive medley swimmer at university level, a pool lifeguard instructor, and is now a recreational basketball player.

Daniel’s major research is on sport-related ankle ligamentous sprain injury. He is the first ever researcher to quantify the injury mechanism with biomechanics quantities by an advanced forensic motion analysis method. The data of the injury mechanism was used to drive his another achievement, which is an anti-ankle-sprain system that utilises wearable sensors to monitor foot and ankle motion, employs a biomechanics method to identify the risk of ankle sprain injury, and finally delivers electrical stimulation to initiate quick muscle reaction to save the ankle joint. He started this work since 2004 and worked out the invention in 2011, which was later granted patents in several countries. From this research, he was invited as keynote/invited lecturer in conferences in Hong Kong, Xiamen, Chengdu, Beijing, Okinawa, Daegu, Sydney, Taipei, and Dublin He has also delivered over 200 presentations in local and international seminars and conferences. With this research topic, he has attracted 20+ visiting scholars/students from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia, France, US, and UK.

Daniel’s other research interests include knee biomechanics, sport medicine, slips and falls, orthopaedic devices and biomedical engineering. He collaborates internationally with research teams in China, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Norway, and the US. His major research awards include the Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award of The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports in 2013, and ‘Highly Commended’ Award in the Sports Technology Category of The IET Innovation Awards in 2012.

Daniel is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Sports Biomechanics Journal, published by Taylor and Francis. He is also an editorial board member of Clinical Biomechanics, Physiotherapy Practice and Research, Research in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, and Journal of Orthopaedic Translation. He is a principal reviewer of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and has served as reviewer for 200+ times for 45 different journals.He has served as Vice President of Publications (2012-2014) and Board of Directors (2009-2011) for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Treasurer (2010-2012) for the Asian Society of Sport Biomechanics, and Council Member (2010-2014) for The Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science. He has been invited to serve as member of doctoral studies panel, external examiner of doctoral thesis, external assessor of candidates for academic faculty positions, and research proposal reviewer for numerous organisations in different countries.

Daniel believes that knowledge transfer from the academic to the public is important. He has delivered over 25 seminars at different organisations and corporations in Hong Kong, and has disseminated the sports medicine and biomechanics knowledge through over 60 public exhibitions, newspaper and magazine articles, television interviews, and radio programs.

  • Gribble PA*, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fong DTP, Fourchet F, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Verhagen E, Vicenzino B, Wilstrom E, Delahunt E (2016). Evidence review for the 2016 International Ankle Consortium consensus statement on the prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine (accepted).
  • Gribble PA*, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fong DTP, Fourchet F, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Verhagen E, Vicenzino B, Wilstrom E, Delahunt E (2016). Consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine (accepted).
  • Ha SCH, Fong DTP, Chan KM* (2015). Review of ankle inversion sprain simulators in the biomechanics laboratory. Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology, 2, 114-121.
  • Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Fong DTP, Delahunt E* (2015). A comparison of muscle stiffness and musculoarticular stiffness of the knee joint in young athletic males and females. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25(3), 495-500.
  • Wei F, Fong DTP*, Chan KM, Haut R (2015). Estimation of ligament strains and joint moments in the ankle during a supination sprain injury. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18(3), 243-248.
  • Fong DTP*, Lam MH, Lai PK, Yung PSH, Fung KY, Chan KM (2014). Effect of anticipation on knee kinematics during a stop-jump task. Gait and Posture, 39(1), 75-79.
  • Gribble PA*, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, van der Wees P, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E (2014). Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(13): 1014-1018.
  • Gribble PA*, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, van der Wees P, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E (2014). Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(1), 121-127.
  • Gribble PA*, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, van der Wees P, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E (2013). Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(8), 585-591.
  • Zheng LZ, Liu Z, Lei M, Peng J, Xie XH, Man CW, Huang L, Wang XL, Fong DTP, Xiao DM, Wang DP, Chen Y, Feng JQ, Liu Y, Zhang G, Qin L* (2013). Steroid-associated hip joint collapse in bipedal emus. PLoS One, 8(10), e76797.
  • Fong DTP*, Wang D, Chu VWS, Chan KM (2013). Myoelectric stimulation on peroneal muscles with electrodes of the muscle belly size attached to the upper shank gives the best effect in resisting simulated ankle sprain motion. Journal of Biomechanics, 46(6), 1088-1091.
  • Fong DTP*, Pang KY, Chung MML, Hung ASL, Chan KM (2012). Evaluation of combined prescription of rocker sole shoes and custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Clinical Biomechanics, 27(10), 1072-1077.
  • Fong DTP*, Yam KY, Chu VWS, Cheung RTH, Chan KM (2012). Upper limb muscle fatigue during prolonged Boccia games with under arm throwing technique. Sports Biomechanics, 11(4), 441-451.
  • Fong DTP*, Ha SCW, Mok KM, Chan CWL, Chan KM (2012). Kinematics analysis of ankle inversion ligamentous sprain injuries in sports – five cases from televised tennis competitions. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(11), 2627-2632.
  • Fong DTP*, Wei F (2012). The use of model matching video analysis and computational simulation to study ankle sprain injury mechanism. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 9, 97.
  • Lam MH, Fong DTP*, Yung PSH, Chan KM (2012). Biomechanical techniques to evaluate tibial rotation. A systematic review. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 20(9), 1720-1729.
  • Fong DTP*, Chu VWS, Chan KM (2012). Myoelectric stimulation on peroneal muscles resists simulated ankle sprain motion. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(11), 2055-2057.
  • Fong DTP*, Chung MML, Chan YY, Chan KM (2012). A mechanical jig for measuring ankle supination and pronation torque in vitro and in vivo. Medical Engineering and Physics, 34(6), 791-794.
  • Chan APH, Chan YY, Fong DTP*, Wong PYK, Lam HY, Lo CK, Yung PSH, Fung KY, Chan KM (2011). Clinical and biomechanical outcome following surgery for Achilles tendon rupture: comparison of minimally invasive repair with open repair. Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology, 3, 32.
  • Hong Y, Fong DTP*, Li JX (2011). The effect of school bag design and load on spinal posture during stair use by children. Ergonomics, 54(12), 1207-1213.
  • Mok KM, Fong DTP*, Krosshaug T, Hung ASL, Engebretsen L, Yung PSH, Chan KM (2011). Kinematics analysis of ankle inversion ligamentous sprain injuries in sports - two cases during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(7), 1548-1552.
  • Mok KM, Fong DTP*, Krosshaug T, Hung ASL, Yung PSH, Chan KM (2011). An ankle joint model-based image-matching motion analysis technique. Gait and Posture, 34(1), 71-75.
  • Lam MH, Fong DTP*, Yung PSH, Ho EPY, Fung KY, Chan KM (2011). Knee rotational stability during pivoting movement is restored after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(5), 1032-1038.
  • Ho EPY, Lam MH, Chung MML, Fong DTP*, Law BKY, Yung PSH, Chan WY, Chan KM (2011). Comparison of 2 surgical techniques for reconstructing posterolateral corner of the knee – a cadaveric study evaluated by navigation system. Arthroscopy, 27(1), 89-96.
  • Fong DTP*, Chan YY (2010). The use of wearable inertial motion sensors in human lower limb biomechanics studies – a systematic review. Sensors, 10(12), 11556-11565.
  • Chu VWS, Fong DTP*, Chan YY, Yung PSH, Fung KY, Chan KM (2010). Differentiation of ankle sprain motion and common sporting motion by ankle inversion velocity. Journal of Biomechanics, 43(10), 2035-2038.
  • Chan YY, Fong DTP*, Chung MML, Li WJ, Liao WH, Yung PSH, Chan KM (2010). Identification of ankle sprain motion from common sporting activities by dorsal foot kinematics data. Journal of Biomechanics, 43(10), 1965-1969.
  • Lam MH, Fong DTP*, Yung PSH, Ho EPY, Chan WY, Chan KM (2009). Knee stability assessment on anterior cruciate ligament injury: clinical and biomechanical approaches. Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology, 1, 20.
  • Pang AWY, Fong DTP* (2009). Fundamental motor skills proficiency of Hong Kong children aged 6-8 years. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal, 17(3), 125-144.
  • Fong DTP, Hong Y*, Li JX (2009). Human walks carefully when the ground dynamic coefficient of friction drops below 0.41. Safety Science, 47(10), 1429-1433.
  • Fong DTP, Chan YY, Mok KM, Yung PSH, Chan KM* (2009). Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports. Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology, 1, 14.
  • Fong DTP, Hong Y*, Shima Y, Krosshaug T, Yung PSH, Chan KM (2009). Biomechanics of supination ankle sprain – a case report of an accidental injury event in laboratory. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(4), 822-827.
  • Fu SC, Chan KM*, Chan LS, Fong DTP, Lui PPY (2009). The use of motion analysis to measure pain-related behaviour in a rat model of degenerative tendon injuries. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 179(2), 309-318.
  • Chan KM, Fong DTP, Hong Y, Yung PSH, Lui PPY (2009). Orthopaedic sport biomechanics – a new paradigm. Chinese Journal of Orthopaedics, 29(2), 182-188. [in Chinese.]
  • Fong DTP, Hong Y*, Li JX (2008). Lower extremity preventive measures to slips – joint moments and myoelectric analysis. Ergonomics, 51(12), 1830-1846.
  • Yung PSH, Fong DTP, Kong MF, Lo CK, Fung KY, Ho EPY, Chan DKC, Chan KM* (2008). Arthroscopic repair of isolated type II superior labrum anterior-posterior lesion. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 16(12), 1151-1157.
  • Hong Y*, Li JX, Fong DTP (2008). Effect of prolonged walking with backpack loads on trunk muscle activity and fatigue in children. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 18(6), 990-996.
  • Chan KM*, Fong DTP, Hong Y, Yung PSH, Lui PPY (2008). Orthopaedic sport biomechanics – a new paradigm. Clinical Biomechanics, 23(1 Supp), S21-30.
  • Fong DTP, Man CY, Yung PSH, Cheung SY, Chan KM* (2008). Sport-related ankle injuries attending an accident and emergency department. Injury, 39(10), 1222-1227.
  • Fong DTP, Chan YY, Hong Y, Yung PSH, Fung KY, Chan KM* (2008). A three-pressure-sensor (3PS) system for monitoring ankle supination torque during sport motions. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(11), 2562-2566.
  • Chan YY, Fong DTP, Yung PSH, Fung KY, Chan KM* (2008). A mechanical supination sprain simulator for studying ankle supination sprain kinematics. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(11), 2571-2574.
  • Fong DTP, Chan YY, Hong Y, Yung PSH, Fung KY, Chan KM* (2008). Estimating the complete ground reaction force with pressure insoles in walking. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(11), 2597-2601.
  • Fong DTP, Lam MH, Lao MLM, Chan CWN, Yung PSH, Fung KY, Lui PPY, Chan KM* (2008). Effect of medial arch-heel support in inserts on reducing ankle eversion: a biomechanics study. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 3, 7.
  • Fong DTP, Mao DW, Li JX, Hong Y* (2008). Greater toe grip and gentler heel strike are the strategies to adapt to slippery surface. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(4), 838-844.
  • Fong DTP, Hong Y*, Li JX (2007). Cushioning and lateral stability functions of cloth sport shoe. Sports Biomechanics, 6(3), 407-417.
  • Yung PSH*, Chan RHK, Wong FCY, Cheuk PWL, Fong DTP (2007). Epidemiology of injuries in Hong Kong elite badminton athletes. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal, 15(2), 133-146.
  • Fong DTP, Hong Y, Chan LK, Yung PSH, Chan KM* (2007). A systematic review on ankle injury and ankle sprain in sports. Sports Medicine, 37(1), 73-94.
  • Fong DTP*, Hong Y, Li JX (2005). Lower-extremity gait kinematics on slippery surfaces in construction worksites. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(3), 447-454.