Dr Wayne Hing

Dr Wayne Hing

  • Head of Program | Professor
    Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Level 5, 18. Bond Institute of Health and Sport, Bond University

Professional biography

Dr Wayne Hing has enjoyed a distinguished career in the field Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has a PhD in Anatomy, as well as a Master of Science in Physiology (both from the University of Auckland) along with postgraduate qualifications in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and acupuncture

Following holding an academic position at Auckland University of Technology and UNITEC, Bond University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr Hing as their new Professor in Physiotherapy and also Head of the physiotherapy program as of May 2012.

Since 1994, Dr Wayne Hing has been a leading consultant, advisor and reviewer for various committees, boards and working parties related to New Zealand physiotherapy such as the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA), Society of Physiotherapists (NZSP), Hockey New Zealand and the Health and Disabilities Commission.

In terms of research, Dr Hing has received funding for over 40 projects including a major grant of $237,000 for a three-year study into the diagnostic accuracy of a clinical examination in determining the source of shoulder pain from the Health Research Council of New Zealand for one of his PhD students. The results from his research have been published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals and he is regularly invited to deliver conference presentations at national and international symposiums.

Statement for HDR students

I have over 20 years of research experience, and have supervised over 60 HDR students to completion. I have expertise in supervision, literature review and critique skills and research methodology.
I have also published over 80 peer reviewed journal articles and written 2 books.

Current HDR topics include:
* Physiotherapy assessment of children in rural and remote communities: can technology help?
* Feasibility of High Intensity Interval Training within Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
* Randomised Control trial on the effectiveness of compression garments post-delivery and post-surgical
* Stand-up Paddle Boarding
* The effect of Sensorimotor Orthoses in Children with cerebral palsy
* Musculoskeletal and Physiological profile of elite and recreational surfers: Injuries and sports specific screening.

Higher degree research student projects

  • A randomised control trial comparing two comparative physiotherapy protocols following postoperative total knee replacement surgery to establish which provides improved clinical and functional outcomes
  • Airway clearance techniques during an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis
  • Clinical trials of compression garments to evaluate its effect on pain and functional capacity during prenatal and postnatal care
  • Developing a simple tool for screening the health and motor performance-related fitness of children
  • Effects of surfing on bone
  • Evaluating the relationships between summative coursework assessments and student performance in clinical practice settings. JJ 11/01/2017
  • Exploring the attributes of group-based education for the management of chronic diseases, focussing on type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Functional outcome measures in the ICU: What is current practice and which tools are utilised to assess functional status in critically ill patients?
  • High intensity and resistance interval training in supervised cardiac rehabilitation and home environments
  • Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Pathway following total knee and total hip arthroplasty in a privately funded tertiary hospital: an interrupted time series analysis of key outcomes
  • Improving Access to Paediatric Physiotherapy: can telehealth technologies help?
  • Lower Limb Alignment, Assessment and Management by Othoses in Children
  • Modulation of sensory and pain perception with successive non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Musculoskeletal and physiological profile of elite and recreational surfers: Injuries and sports specific screening
  • Navigating Postprofessional Physical Therapist Education
  • Physiotherapeutic management of patients undergoing anterior lumbar
  • Predictors of early functional recovery following primary unilateral total hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding - An Analysis of a New Sport and Recreational Activity
  • The clinical applications of movement based classification systems in prehabiltion and neurological rehabilitation settings
  • The impact of back pack loads on school children
  • The validity of assessing tendon matrix change using Ultrasound Imaging

Areas of research expertise

  • Clinical Sciences
  • Human Movement and Sports Science