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]