Sharon Wang-Price, PT, Ph.D., OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Professor

Coordinator of Professional Studies

Physical Therapy

Sharon Wang-Price, PT, Ph.D., OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Contact

swang@twu.edu
214-689-7715
5500 Southwestern Medical Ave. #8818
Dallas, Texas 75235

Education

Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX, 1999
M.S., Health Related Professions, Sports Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990
B.S., Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1987

Research Interests

Low Back and Neck pain; Central/Segmental Centralization; Muscle Activation

Latest Articles

Walking in a robotic exoskeleton does not mimic natural gait. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies
JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies (2019)
Chad Swank, Sharon Wang-Price, Fan Gao, Sattam Almutairi

Psychometric properties of pressure pain thresholds measured in two positions for adults with and without neck-shoulder pain and tenderness
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (2019)
Sharon Wang-Price, J Zafereo, K Brizzolara, B Mackin, L Lawson

The validity and reliability of the Vail Sport Test™ as a measure of performance following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Physical Therapy in Sport (2019)
Joseph Hannon, Sharon Wang-Price, Chad Swank, Kelli Brizzolara, Craig Garrison

Assessment of abdominal muscle thickness in postpartum women who have undergone cesarean section as compared to vaginal births: a pilot study
Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy (2018)
Kelli Brizzolara, Sharon Wang-Price, Jason Zafereo

Regional manual therapy and motor control exercise for chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial.
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy (2018)
Jason Zafereo, Sharon Wang-Price, Toni Roddey, Kelli Brizzolara

Factors influencing adherence to an app-based exercise program in adolescents with painful hyperkyphosis.
Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders. (2018)
Karina Zapata, Sharon Wang-Price, Tina Fletcher, C Johnston

Effectiveness of adding a pelvic compression belt to lumbopelvic stabilization exercises for women with sacroiliac pain: A feasibility randomized clinical trial.
Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy (2018)
Kelli Brizzolara, Sharon Wang-Price, Toni Roddey, Ann Medley

Effects of tactile feedback on lumbar multifidus muscle activity in asymptomatic healthy adults and patients with low back pain
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2018)
Sharon Wang-Price, Jason Zafereo, Kelli Brizzolara, Elizabeth Anderson

Do muscle strength deficits of the uninvolved hip and knee exist in young athletes before anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?
The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (2017)
Joeseph Hannon, Sharon Wang-Price, James C Garrison, Shiho Goto, James Bothwell

Effects of different verbal instructions on change of lumbar multifidus muscle thickness in asymptomatic adults and in patients with low back pain
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy (2017)
Sharon Wang-Price, Jason Zafareo, Kelli Brizzolara

Six-month follow-up of supervised spinal stabilization exercises for low back pain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Pediatric Physical Therapy (2017)
Karina Zapata, Sharon Wang-Price, Danial Sucato

Recovery of hip and back muscle fatigue following a back extension endurance test
International Journal of Exercise Science (Online) (2017)
Sharon Wang-Price, Mohammad Almadan, Carissa Stoddard, Dustin Moore

Reliability and comparison of spinal end-range motion assessment using a skin-surface device in subjects with and without low back pain
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (2016)
Jason Zafereo, Sharon Wang-Price, Jace Brown, Evan Carson

Hip stiffness patterns in lumbar flexion or extension-based movement syndromes
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2015)
Jason Zafereo, Raymond Devanna, Edward Mulligan, Sharon Wang-Price

Comparison of an eccentric exercise intervention to a concentric exercise intervention in adults with subacromial impingement syndrome.
International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (2015)
Christinana Blume, Sharon Wang-Price, Elaine Jackson, Alexis Ortiz

Spinal stabilization exercises for low back pain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A randomized clinical trial
Pediatric Physical Therapy (2015)
Karina A Zapata, Sharon S Wang-Price, Dan J Sucato, Mary Thompson, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson Trudelle-Jackson

The effect of pelvic compression on deep abdominal muscle thickness during the active straight leg raise
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (2015)
Kelli Brizzolara, Sharon Wang-Price, Toni Roddey

Clinical measurements of cervical lordosis using flexirule and inclinometer methods in individuals with and without cervical spine dysfunction: A reliability and validity study
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (2015)
Carol McFarland, Sharon Wang-Price, Shannan Richard

Ultrasonographic measurements of paraspinal muscle thickness in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A comparison and reliability study
Pediatric Physical Therapy (2015)
Karina A Zapata, Sharon S Wang-Price, Dan J Sucato, Molly Dempsey-Robertson

Comparison of supraspinatus muscle thickness changes in persons with subacromial impingement syndrome and asymptomatic adults
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice: An International Journal of Physical Therapy (2014)
Christiana Blume, Sharon S Wang

Current Projects

I am currently working on three research projects that cover the effects of two different dry-needling techniques on lumbar multifidus muscle activation and pressure pain threshold in patients with low back pain, short-term effects of single-session repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on pain thresholds in patients with chronic low back pain - a pilot study, and cognitive function of patients with chronic low back pain who respond to transcranial magnetic stimulation. 

Externally Funded Projects

Effects of spinal stabilization exercises on dynamic balance and functional performance in adults with subacute and chronic low back pain: A randomized clinical trial
Texas Physical Therapy Foundation, Research Grant | $4,820.00 | 2017
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

The Validity and Reliability of the Vail Sport Test™ as a Measure of Performance Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. (Award Amount: $3,045)
Texas Physical Therapy Foundation, Research Grant | 2015
Role: Co-Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Effects of Two Different dry-needling techniques on lumbar multifidus muscle activation and pressure pain threshold in patients with low back pain
Texas Woman's University Small Grant | $750.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Immediate and short-term effects of single-session repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on pain thresholds in patients with chronic low back pain – A pilot study
TWU REP | $10,000.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Predictive validity of lumbopelvic stress tests to determine those who will benefit from lumbar traction: A pilot study
Texas Woman's University REP | 2017
Research Grant

Does wearing a robotic exoskeleton encouraging normal walking patters in people after spinal cord injury?
Texas Woman's University REP | 2016
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Texas Society of Allied Health Professions