Ying Man Law, Angus [MPhy(Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), BSc(Hons)Physiotherapy]

Postgraduate Research Student

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School of Health and Related Research
Health Services Research
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Email: ym.law@sheffield.ac.uk

Office: Room 1.02, the Innovation Centre, 217 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP.

Tel: +44 (0) 114 ‎222 6381 ‎

Thesis title:

The development and evaluation of a remote self-managed exercise intervention incorporating combined theoretical underpinnings for physical support of persons post-stroke.


Dr. Rebecca Palmer, Dr. Simon Brownsell & Professor Pam Enderby.

I am a registered physiotherapist in Hong Kong after completing my Bachelor degree (honours) in physiotherapy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I am also an accredited acupuncture physiotherapist in Hong Kong. Then, I received my professional title of APA-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) with my Master degree of physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Melbourne in Australia. I am a qualified personal trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a qualified group leader of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) by the Stanford Patient Education Research Center in the School of Medicine at the Stanford University in the USA. ‎ I am also an accredited practitioner of ‎ Bridges stroke self-management programme by the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences at the St George’s University of London and Kingston University, in the UK.
I am clinically experienced in providing functional physical rehabilitation in musculoskeletal, sport and neurological areas and community-based rehabilitation in Hong Kong, China and Australia.
Prior to join ScHARR, I based in Sichuan province of the mainland China to work as the Team Leader and physiotherapist (Grade 1) of a post-disaster Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) project for a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation during 2009-2011; which was funded by the Hong Kong Government. I established and managed a CBR resources centre, its branches and a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation therapists and social workers, to provide healthcare and social services to earthquake injured and their families living in various earthquake zones in Sichuan province. I also provided professional consultancy and clinical supervision, and healthcare trainings to local healthcare and social care professionals, government officials and non-government organizations in various earthquake zones of Sichuan.

Research Interests:

I am interested in the research of self-management for chronic conditions, functional physical rehabilitation, community-based rehabilitation services, technology and rehabilitation, and the application of technologies, especially information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver healthcare and rehabilitation services for long-term health conditions, including for stroke.  

Professional activities:

- International Classifier for wheelchair fencing of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS); the founder member of International Paralympics Committee (IPC)
- Rehabilitation Consultant of a Sichuan Post-disaster School Social Work Project of Department of Applied Social Sciences, Institute of Disaster Management and Reconstruction of the Sichuan University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Member of International Classification Committee of IWAS
- Member of Medical Sub-committee of the Hong Kong Paralympics Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled
- Member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia of Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Team physiotherapist for the disabled elite athletes of the Hong Kong Paralympics team

Current project:

I am doing my postgraduate research studies in the health service research section of School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield since 2011. My study is to develop a novel self-managed exercise intervention using ICTs for functional physical rehabilitation of stroke survivors.

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration ‎for ‎Leadership in Applied Health ‎Research and Care, South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY).


- Community-Based Rehabilitation Resources Centre for Earthquake ‎Zones in Sichuan (2011), Handbook of self-management for spinal cord injuries rehabilitation, Sichuan University & The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation.
- ISI (HK) (2006), ‎‎Baby Coming, International Spinal Institute (HK)Ltd.
- ISI (HK) (2005), ‎‎ Own pain, Own care‎, International Spinal Institute (HK)Ltd.
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2003), Scoliosis- prevention and managements‎, educational VCD‎, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.