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Research Center in Back Neck Other Joint Pain and Human Performance (BNOJPH) Khon Kaen University 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002
Tel.043-202082 , 0854593315
Email: BNOJPH@hotmail.com
https://bnojph.kku.ac.th/

Background

Research Center in Back, Neck, Other Joint Pain and Human Performance (BNOJPH) has been built for research and development for solving wide range of problems of back, neck, joint pain, in human.

Goal & Mission

Goal
-To create research works and qualified innovations and apply them for the benefits of the community and country
– To develop new researchers
– To build collaborations with oversea institutions in knowledge exchange and research products
– To provide academic services about knowledge in care for the symptom of muscle and joint pain focusing on using research works to apply them for the benefits of the community

Mission

To build strength of the BNOJPH and to develop new researchers to have more capability to create qualified research works and apply them for the benefits of the community and country.

 

Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rungthip Puntumetakul

Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002

Email: E-mail address : rungthip@kku.ac.th ,Rungthiprt@gmail.com
Tel: Office Phone: 043-202085 Mobile Phone : 083-4196186

Research Team

  • Assoc Prof. Dr. Wichai Eungpinichpong, Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002 : E-mail address :wiceun@yahoo.com, wiceun@gmail.com
  • Prof.Dr. Wantana Siritaratiwat  Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen  40002 : E-mail address : wantana.siritaratiwat@gmail.com  043 202114
  • Prof.Dr.Taweesak Janyacharoen Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002 : E-mail address : taweesak@kku.ac.th  043-202114
  • Prof.Dr. Uraiwon Chatchawan Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002 : E-mail address : uraiwon@kku.ac.th
  • Prof.Dr. Punnee Pungsuwan Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002 E-mail address : ppunne@kku.ac.th
  • Prof.Dr. Orawan Buranruk Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002 : E-mail address : orawan@kku.ac.th
  • Prof.Dr.Surassawadee Bennett Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen  40002 : E-mail address : surmac@kku.ac.th
  • Prof.Dr. Sawitri Wanpen Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002 : E-mail address : Sawitri@kku.ac.th
  • Prof.Dr. Wanida Donpunha Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002 : E-mail address : wanidadon@kku.ac.th 043-202114
  • Prof.Dr. Kurusart Khonhan Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen  40002 : E-mail address : mf_thailand@yahoo.com   081-7571147
  • Prof.Dr. Torkamol Hansawong Address Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen  40002 : E-mail address : tkmhun@kku.ac.th 043 202085
  • Prof.Dr. Sunisa Chaiklieng faculty of Public Health Khonkaen University

Professor Kittisak Sawanyawisuth Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, 123 Moo 16 Mittraphap Rd., Nai-Muang, Muang District, Khon Kaen  40002

Recent Publication

  • Balance control in patients with subacute non-specific low back pain, with and without lumbar instability: A cross-sectional study
  • Comparison of Workload Perception for Original and Modified Cognitive Tasks
  • Effect of time of day on height loss response variability in asymptomatic participants on two consecutive days
  • Effect of neck flexion angles on neck muscle activity among smartphone users with and without neck pain
  • Effect of specific deep cervical muscle exercises on functional disability, pain intensity, craniovertebral angle, and neck-muscle strength in chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized controlled trial
  • Comparison of intraocular pressure changes after viewing laptop computer and tablet computer: A pilot study
  • Instability of gross motor development during the first year in orphaned infants: a longitudinal observation study
  • Incidence and postural risk factors for low back pain among informal garment female workers
  • An Ancient Boxing Improves Physical Functions, Balance, and Quality of life in Healthy Elderly Persons
  • Characteristics and distributions of myofascial trigger points in individuals with chronic tension-type headaches

Research Highlight

Ergonomic risk assessment of smartphone users using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) tool.

The number of smartphone users globally is rapidly increasing. This study aimed to assess the level of ergonomic risk to smartphone users, and to evaluate the correlation between any self-reported musculoskeletal disorders and the level of ergonomic risk. Thirty participants completed a questionnaire, tailored specifically for smartphone users, to determine any musculoskeletal disorders. Participants were given a seated smartphone texting task and their postures were video recorded during the task. The video scenarios were evaluated by three independent researchers to determine the level of ergonomic risk using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) tool. RULA is an observation-based screening tool which has been widely used to assess the postural risk of IT device users. However, it has not yet been specifically utilized with smartphone users. The RULA tool scores identified ergonomics risks from using smartphones to text. Most smartphone users had a total RULA Grand Score of 6 for both sides (left side: 80.00%, right side: 90.00%), indicating the need for further investigation and changes (Action Level 3). Notably, no participants had acceptable RULA Grand Scores of 1 or 2. The correlation between musculoskeletal disorders and the ergonomic risk among smartphone users was determined using the Chi-Square test and Fisher’s exact test

Research Collaborations

  • Dr. Junichiro Yamaguchi Waseda University
  • Prof.Dr. Sureeporn Uthaikhup, chaingmai University
  • Prof.Dr. Jirakrit Leelarungrayub chaingmai University

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