Prasartwuth, Orawan

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Position: Associate Professor
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รศ.ดร.กภ.อรวรรณ ประศาสน์วุฒิ

Associate Professor
Phone : 0-5394-9246
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     Orawan Prasartwuth is a senior lecturer teaching in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy at Chiang Mai University. She completed her PhD in Biomedical Science, University of Sydney, Australia in 2006. Her research focuses on the neural control mechanisms during fatigue in eccentric exercise.  She has experienced in mentoring graduate students in the topics as follows:

  1. Kicking in Taekwondo athletes by using electromyography (EMG), force transducer for kinetic data and electro-goniometer for kinematic data.
  2. Running parameters such as cadence, pace, ground contact time, heart rate, stride length, etc in runners by using fitness watch and accelerometer.
  3. Shoulder stabilizing exercise in adhesive capsulitis patients.
  4. Hip protector in elderly population for improving their healthy life span.
  5. Eccentric exercise to Achilles tendon using ultrasound imaging.


  • Chawawisuttikool, J., Phirawatthakul, C., Thomchaita, W., Kongtong, K., Tieachanpan, C. & Prasartwuth, O. (2024). Reliability of running parameters using fitness watches synced with accelerometers during outdoor runs. Journal of Associated Medical Sciences, 57(1), 170 – 176. [More] 
  • Prasartwuth, O., Nanthoraphak, N., Kaseantadanon, A., Chawawisuttikool, J. & Phirawatthakul, C. (2022). Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change of Running Parameters Monitored by Fitness Watch and Accelerometer.. Journal of Thai Physical Therapy, 44(2), 97-105. [More] 
  • Wanmanee, S. & Prasartwuth, O. (2019). Effectiveness of Shoulder Stabilizing Exercises in Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis.. Journal of Thai Physical Therapy, 41(3), 112-128. [More] 
  • Prasartwuth, O., Suteebut, R., Chawawisuttikool, J., Yavuz, U. S. & Turker, K. S. (2019). Using first bout effect to study the mechanisms underlying eccentric exercise induced force loss. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 23(1), 48-53. [More] 
  • Viriyawattanakul, M., Silsupadol, P., Yu, W. S. & Prasartwuth, O. (2015). Effectiveness of Hornsby Healthy Hip pants on hip fracture prevention from falls in the elders living in institution. Journal of Medical Technology and Physical Therapy, 27(3), 287-297. [More] 
  • Thibordee, S. & Prasartwuth, O. (2014). Effectiveness of roundhouse kick in elite Taekwondo athletes. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24(3), 353-358. [More] 
  • Thibordeeand, S. & Prasartwuth, O. (2014). Factors influencing the impact force of the taekwondo roundhouse kick. Chiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences, 13(1), 51-56. [More] 
  • Binboğa, E., Prasartwuth, O., Pehlivan, M. & Türker, K. S. (2011). Responses of human soleus motor units to low-threshold stimulation of the tibial nerve. Experimental brain research, 213(1), 73-86. [More] 
  • Prasartwuth, O., Türker, K. S. & Binboğa, E. (2008). A study of synaptic connection between low threshold afferent fibres in common peroneal nerve and motoneurones in human tibialis anterior. Experimental brain research, 191(4), 465. [More] 
  • Prasartwuth, O. (2006). Neural Control of Eccentric Exercise. Phd Thesis, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. [More] 
  • Prasartwuth, O., Allen, T., Butler, J., Gandevia, S. & Taylor, J. (2006). Length-dependent changes in voluntary activation, maximum voluntary torque and twitch responses after eccentric damage in humans. The Journal of physiology, 571(1), 243-252. [More] 
  • Prasartwuth, O., Taylor, J. & Gandevia, S. (2005). Maximal force, voluntary activation and muscle soreness after eccentric damage to human elbow flexor muscles. The Journal of physiology, 567(1), 337-348. [More] 
  • Prasartwuth, O., Taylors, J. & Gandevias, S (2004). Voluntary torque-angle and the resting twitch-angle relationship following eccentric exercise. In Fourth College of Health Sciences Research Conference, pages 4-4. [More]