Dr Xiaoqi Chen
Special interest in neck pain, headache & jaw pain
Originally from Singapore, Chen has now made Brisbane home. Chen has been a physiotherapist since 2009, and recently completed her PhD at the University of Queensland which studied the risk factors associated with neck pain, and the impact of workplace-based interventions on neck pain in office workers (2017). Her passion to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice is manifested in her publications related to virtual reality gaming technology, and exercise and ergonomic interventions for neck pain. Altogether, Chen has authored and co-authored 5 publications in the Manual Therapy, and Physical Therapy journals, with more publications currently in preparation. Chen was also a clinical tutor and guest lecturer to physiotherapy students at the University of Queensland from 2014-2017.
Chen’s clinical interests include chronic neck and back pain, headache, jaw pain, work-related, and motor vehicle accident related injuries such as whiplash. Chen utilises a combination of manual therapy, taping, dry needling, Clinical Pilates, and exercise prescription in her practice. Chen continually strives to improve her practice by keeping up to date with the latest technology, skills, and research.
Chen strongly believes in providing her clients with the highest level of service by regular communication with their general practitioner, specialists, and other health professionals. Chen routinely sets objective goals with her clients, and helps them take control of their problem by equipping them with appropriate self-management strategies.
In her free time, Chen enjoys her weekly tennis, running and gym, and exploring the Australian hinterland via weekend getaways and bushwalking trips.
Links to Chen’s publications and media appearances related to her research: