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HD Spotlight in Asia (Rehabilitation Physician in Thailand)

HD Spotlight in Asia

Professor Areerat Suputtitada, M.D. — Leading Rehabilitation Physician in Thailand

AreeratShort Biography:

Dr. Areerat Suputtitada is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, full time working faculty at Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, advisor of the editorial board of Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Journal, and an educational board member of Exercise and Health Promotion in the Ministry of Public health. She received 15 national awards, 3 international awards, and published more than 20 international and 30 national articles in the areas of her experts including neurological rehabilitation, spasticity and dystonia, gait and motion, and pain. She has also been invited to lecture and act as a chairman for over 70 international conferences. Dr. Suputtitada has been elected and appointed to important positions in the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) such as the Chair of Women and Health Task Force and International Exchange Committee. Moreover, she is the youngest physician to have won the Fund Award for Professorship in Thailand.

Medical Degree: Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Training Certificates: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Colorado Neurological Institute, Vienna University Hospital, Western IRB, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society in London, the Association of Pain Therapy in Switzerland, Australian Institute of Ultrasound, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, and Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami.


Primary Research Interest/project:

Her areas of expertise include neurological rehabilitation, spasticity and dystonia, clinical neurophysiology, pain, Botulinum toxin, therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation engineering. She treats a variety of patients, including patients with motor disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. Examples of her research includes:

  1. Cueing Device For Improving Gait Ability in Parkinson’s disease and Other Motor Disorders
  2. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) For HD Patients Rehabilitation