Suttanon, Plaiwan

Suttanon, Plaiwan
Country
Thailand
Bio
Plaiwan Suttanon (PhD PT; MSc PT; BSc PT) is a physiotherapist, educator (academic at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) with 20 year clinical and research experiences. Her current role is as Assistant Professor at Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University, Pathumthai, Thailand. Since the completion of her PhD (LaTrobe University, Australia), she has had seven research projects funded (5 as principle investigator). The areas of her expertise include falls-risk management and prevention for community-dwelling older people, gait, balance and falls in people with cognitive impairment and osteoarthritis. Her most recent publications including: 1) Feasibility, safety and preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of a home-based exercise programme for older people with Alzheimer’s disease: a pilot randomized controlled trial (2013) Clin Rehabil;27(5):427-38; 2) A longitudinal study of change in falls risk and balance and mobility in healthy older people and people with Alzheimer’s disease (2013). Am J Phys Med Rehabil;92(8):676-85; 3) Falls amongst older people in Southeast Asia: a scoping review (2017). Public Health; 145: 96-112; 4) What works in falls prevention in Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (2018). BMC Geriatrics;18:3; 5) Effectiveness of falls prevention intervention programme in community-dwelling older people in Thailand: RCT (2018).HKPJ;38:1-11.