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Dr. Anthony Wai-leung KWOK


Associate Professor (Physiotherapy)

Office: Room 1001, 10/F, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building, 31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3468 6670
Fax: (852) 2783 8635
Email: [email protected]



Dr. Kwok joins Tung Wah College in April 2018. He has practised in various health service settings including sports and orthopaedics physiotherapy, neurological rehabilitation, community medicine, public health and work disability management and prevention. He is also the Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Apart from local physiotherapy practice experience in Hong Kong, Dr. Kwok had practised physiotherapy for twelve years in Australia where he received advanced training in Sports Orthopaedics, Occupational Health Practice, and Health Administration, and was registered under the MediCare, WorkCare Authority and the Transport Accident Commission to treat work and transport accident injuries.
His research interests include Bone Health and Osteoporosis, Work Disability Management and Prevention, Integrative Medicine and Orthopaedics Rehabilitation. He has published nearly 50 peer reviewed journal articles as first or co-author, four chapters in various manuals, and 60 conference presentations. He received more than 3 research related awards, and serves in ten international peer-review journals as chief editor, editorial board member or reviewer.


Doctor of Philosophy (Orthopaedics & Traumatology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master of Health Administration and Information System, Central Queensland University
Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, La Trobe University
Post Registration Certificate in Physical Facilitation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic
Professional Diploma in Physiotherapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic


Professional Qualifications / Memberships:
Registered Physiotherapist (Hong Kong & Australia
First Aid Lecturer, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Association
PHTLS Instructor, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Association
Automated External Defibrillator Instructor, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Association
Pet First Aid Instructor, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Association
Basic Psychological Life Support Instructor, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Association
Sports Emergency Instructor, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Association
Fellow of Australian College of Health Service Management  
Fellow of Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives
Fellow of Safety Institute of Australia
Member of Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association

Member of The Hong Kong Ergonomics Society

Teaching Areas:

Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rehabilitation, Work Disability Management and Prevention, Osteoporosis

Research Areas:

Physiotherapy, Osteoporosis, Public Health, Integrative Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Geriatric Orthopaedics, Vertebral Fracture, Work Disability Management and Prevention.

Representative publications(Selected)

Kwok A.W.L.*, Leung J.C.S., Chan A.Y.H, Au B.S.K, Lau E.M.C., Yurianto H., Yuktanandana P., Yoshimura N., Muraki S., Oka H., Akune T., Leung P.C.(2012).  “Prevalence of vertebral fracture in Asian men and women: Comparison between Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan”. Public Health 126, 523-531.

Kwok AWL*, Wang YXJ, Griffith JF, Deng M, Leung JCS, Ahuja AT, Leung PC (2012). “Morphological changes of lumbar vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs associated with decrease in bone mineral density of the spine – a cross sectional study in elderly subjects”. Spine, Nov. 1:37(23): E 1415-21.

Kwok Anthony*, Gong Jing-shan, Wang Yi-Xiang, Leung Jason, Kwok Timothy, Griffith James F, Leung PC (2013). “Prevalence and risk factors of radiographic vertebral fractures in elderly Chinese men and women: results of Mr. OS (Hong Kong) and Ms. OS (Hong Kong) studies”. Osteoporosis Int, 24: 877-885.

Law SW, Szeto GP, Chau WW, Chan C, Kwok AW*, Lai HS, Lee RK, Griffith JF, Hung LK1, Cheng JC (2016). “Multi-disciplinary Orthopaedics Rehabilitation Empowerment (MORE) program: A new standard of care for injured workers in Hong Kong”. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Jan 14.

Wang YX, Zeng XJ, Deng M, Griffith J, He LC, Kwok AW*, Leung J, Kwok T, Leung PC (2016). Algorithm-based qualitative (ABQ) assessment of osteoporotic vertebral fracture in elderly Chinese men and women: Mr. Os (Hong Kong) and Ms Os. (Hong Kong) studies. Osteoporos Int 2016.

Eric S Orwoll, Jodi Lapidus, Patty Y Wang, Liesbeth Vandenput, Andrew Hoffman, Howard A Fink, Gail A Laughlin, Maria Nethander, Östen Ljunggren, Andreas Kindmark, Mattias Lorentzon, Magnus K Karlsson, Dan Mellström, Anthony Kwok*, Sundeep Khosla, Timothy Kwok, Claes Ohlsson (2017), “The Limited Clinical Utility of Testosterone Estradiol and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Measurements in the Prediction of Fracture Risk and Bone Loss in Older Men”, J Bone Miner Res 2017 Mar 14;32(3):633-640.

Jun-Qing Wang, Zoltan Kaplar, Min Deng, James F. Griffith, Jason C. S. Leung, Anthony WL Kwok*, Timothy Kwok, Ping Chung Leung, Yi Xiang Wang (2017). “Thoracolumbar intervertebral disc area morphometry in elderly Chinese men and women: radiographic quantifications at baseline and changes at year-4 follow-up”, Spine, October, 2017.

Yi Xiang J. Wang, Min Deng, Jiang Lin, Anthony W.L. Kwok*, Eric K.W. Liu, Weitian Chen (2018). “Age- and Gender-Associated Liver Physiological T1rho Dynamics Demonstrated with a Clinically Applicable Single-Breathhold Acquisition”. Slas Technology 23(2): 179 – 187.

Yì Xiáng J. Wáng , M. Nazmi Che-Nordin,  Min Deng, Jason C. S. Leung,  Anthony W. L. Kwok*, Lai-Chang He, James F. Griffith, Timothy C.Y. Kwok,  and Ping Chung Leung,. (2019). Osteoporotic vertebral deformity with endplate/cortex fracture is associated with higher further vertebral fracture risk: the Ms. OS (Hong Kong)  study results. Osteoporosis International.(in press).   Osteoporos Int. 2019 Jan 22.

Y X J Wáng, N Che-Nordin, M Deng, J F Griffith, J C S Leung, A W L Kwok*, P C Leung, and  T C Y Kwok. Elderly males with or without exiting osteoporotic vertebral fracture have much lower future vertebral fracture risk than elderly females: the MrOS (Hong Kong) year-4 follow-up radiographic study. Osteoporosis Int. 2019, August.22.

Community Participation and Achievement:

Board Member, Veterinary Surgeons Board (HKSAR Government)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, CUHK
Vice President, Hong Kong Osteoporosis Foundation
Membership Committee Member, Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association
Committee Member, Work Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Society of Hong Kong

Chief Superintendent, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade

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Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
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