Joyce Fung

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Joyce Fung
Contact Information

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Lab Room: Jewish Rehab Hospital

Lab Phone: 450-688-9550 ext 529

Fax number: 
Email address: 
joyce.fung [at]
Associate Professor

BSc (PT) Hong Kong Polytechnic University; PhD (Rehabilitation Science) McGill University; Postdoctorate (Neuroscience) Oregon Health & Science University, Neurological Science Institute.


Teaching areas: 

PHTH 551: PT Neurorehabilitation
PHTH 561: Integrated Neurorehabilitation

Current research: 

Dr Fung's research interests ranges from the study of basic sensorimotor integration mechanisms in the control of posture and balance, to the clinical application of new tools and technologies for the assessment and intervention of balance and mobility disorders. She is a William Dawson Scholar at McGill and Director of Research at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, a site of the Montreal Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation (CRIR).

Research Areas: 

motor control
motor learning
neural plasticity
sensorimotor integration
virtual reality

Selected publications: 

Keshner E, Fung J (2019). Evolution of postural interventions from reflex to multimodal processing. Current State of Postural Research – beyond automatic Behavior. Frontiers in Neurology 10:1160.

Dannenbaum E, Chilingaryan G, Fung J (2019) Validity and Responsiveness of the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 43(2):117-121.

*Norouzi-Gheidari N, Archambault P, Fung J (2019) Robot-Assisted Reaching Performance of Chronic Stroke and Healthy Individuals in a Virtual versus a Physical Environment: A Pilot Study. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 27(6):1273-1281.

*Silva W, McFadyen B, Kehayia E, Azevedo N, Fung J, Lamontagne A (2019) Phone messages affect the detection of approaching pedestrians in healthy young and older adults immersed in a virtual community environment. PloS one 14(5):e0217062.

*Silva W, McFadyen B, Fung J, Lamontagne A (2019) Effects of age on obstacle avoidance while walking and deciphering text versus audio phone messages. Gerontology 65:524–536.

Richards C, Malouin F, Nadeau S, Fung J, D’Armours L, Perez C, Durand A (2019) Development, Implementation, and Clinician Adherence to a Standardized Assessment Toolkit for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation after Stroke. Physiotherapy Canada 71(1):43-55.

Richards C, Durand A, Malouin F, Nadeau S, Fung J, D’Armours L, Perez C (2019) Recovery of Sensorimotor Functional Outcomes at Discharge from In-Patient Rehabilitation in Three Stroke Units in the Province of Quebec. Physiotherapy Canada, Advance Online, e20180108.

Teasell R, Salbach N, Foley N, Mountain A, Cameron J, Jong A, Acerra N, Bastasi D, Carter S, Fung J, Halabi M-L, Iruthayarajah J, Harris J, Kim E, Noland A, Pooyania S, Rochette A, Stack B, Symcox E, Timpson D, Varghese S, Verrilli S, Gubitz G, Casaubon L, Dowlatshahi D, Lindsay P (2020) Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: Rehabilitation, Recovery, and Community Participation following Stroke. Part One: Rehabilitation and Recovery Following Stroke; 6th Edition Update 2019. International Journal of Stroke, Epub ahead of print.

*Liu L, Sangani S, Patterson K, Fung J, Lamontagne A (2020-early access) Real-time avatar-based feedback to enhance the symmetry of spatiotemporal parameters after stroke: instantaneous effects of different avatar views. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. https:/doi/10.1109/TNSRE.2020.2979830

Souza Silva W, Fung J, MacFadyen BJ•, Lamontagne A (2019). Reading text messages at different stages of pedestrian circumvention affects strategies for collision avoidance in young and older adults. Gait Posture. Epub ahead of print

*(graduate trainee)

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