Hsiang-Ling (Sharon) Teng

Hsiang-Ling (Sharon) Teng, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research Group, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • Ph.D. Biokinesiology (Focus: Applied Biomechanics), Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, CA, 2013
  • M.S. Physical Therapy (Focus: Orthopedic Physical Therapy), Department of Physical Therapy, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, 2004
  • B.S. Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

  • Physical Therapy License, State of California, PT#292632
  • Physical Therapy License, Taiwan

My primary research focus is in athletes and people with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis. The specific goals of my research program are to: 1) discover modifiable biomechanical and neuromuscular factors underlying the onset and progression of lower extremity musculoskeletal pathology, and 2) develop effective prevention and rehabilitation strategies that minimize the likelihood of disability and disease progression, and improve function and quality of life in the presence of lower extremity musculoskeletal disease.

  • Faculty Mentor of Center for Sport Training and Research (STAR)
  • Faculty Member of Movement Science Lab (MSL)

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
  • International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
  • Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

  • 2018          Research Publication Award, 2018 Annual Conference of California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)
  • 2014          14th Annual Marilyn Gossam Graduate Student Research Seminar, Research Section, APTA
  • 2013          University of Southern California Research Day, Exercise Science and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Award
  • 2012 – 2013 International Society of Biomechanics Dissertation Grant
  • 2008 – 2010 Taiwan Ministry of Education Studying Abroad Scholarship

  1. Liu J, Teng H-L, Selkowitz DM, Asavasopon S, Powers CM. Effects of Hip and Knee Positions on Gluteus Maximus and Hamstrings Contributions to Hip Extension Torques. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. (accepted, July 2021)
  2. Teng H-L, Dilauro A, Weeks C, Odell C, Kincaid H, Kelley B, Wu W. Short-term Effects of a Trunk Modification Program on Patellofemoral Joint Stress in Asymptomatic Runners. Physical Therapy in Sport, 2020; 44: 107-113. served as the corresponding author and research advisor of CSULB student project
  3. Liao T-C, Teng H-L, Link T, Sharmila M, Souza R. Association Between Gait Kinetics and Symptomatic Progression in Persons with Patellofemoral with/without Concurrent Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2019;37(12):2593-2600.
  4. Shih Y, Teng H-L, Powers CM. Leg Stiffness Predicts Ground Reaction Force Loading Rate in Heel-strike Runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2019, 51(8):1692-1697. 
  5. Shih H-T, Teng H-L, Gray C, Poggemiller M, Tracy I, Lee S-P.  Four Weeks of Training with Simple Postural Instructions Changes Trunk Posture and Foot Strike Pattern in Recreational Runners. Physical Therapy in Sport, 2019; 35: 89-96.
  6. Teng H-L, Pedoia V, Link T, Majumdar S, Souza RB. Local Associations between Knee Cartilage T1ρ and T2 Relaxation Times and Patellofemoral Joint Stress during Walking: A Voxel-Based Relaxometry Analysis. Knee, 2018; 25(3): 406-416.
  7. Azus AR, Teng H-L, Tufts L, Souza RB, Ma CB, Li X. Biomechanical Factors Associate with Pain and Symptoms Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction. PM&R, 2018; 10(1): 56-63.
  8. Pedoia V, Haefeli J, Morioka K, Teng H-L, Nardo L, Souza RB, Freguson AR, Majumdar S.  MRI and biomechanics multidimensional data analysis reveals R2 -R1ρ as an early predictor of cartilage lesion progression in knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2018; 47(1): 78-90.
  9. Teng H-L, Wu D, Su F, Pedoia V, Souza RB, Ma BC, Li X. Gait Characteristics Associated with Greater Increase in Medial Knee Cartilage T1ρ and T2 Relaxation Times in Individuals with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2017; 45(14): 3262-3271.
  10. Teng H-L, Calixto N, Macleod TD, Link TM, Majumdar S, Souza RB. Associations between Patellofemoral Joint Cartilage T1ρ and T2 and Knee Flexion Moment and Impulse during Gait in Individuals with and without Patellofemoral Joint Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. 2016; 24(9): 1554-1564.
  11. Teng H-L, Powers CM. Hip Extensor Strength, Trunk Posture, and Use of the Knee-Extensor Muscles During Running. Journal of Athletic Training. 2016; 51(7): 519-524.
  12. Su F, Pedoia V, Teng H-L, Kretzschmar M, Lau B, McCulloch CE, Link TM, Ma BC, Li X. The Association between MR T1ρ and T2 of Cartilage and Patient-Reported Outcomes after ACL Injury and Reconstruction. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. 2016; 24(7): 1180-1189.
  13. Samaan M, Teng H-L, Kumar D, Lee S, Link TM, Majumdar S, Souza RB. Altered Hip and Knee Joint Coordination Variability during Gait in Individuals with Acetabular Cartilage Defect. Clinical Biomechanics. 2015; 30(10): 1202-1209.
  14. Teng H-L, Macleod TD, Link TM, Majumdar S, Souza RB. Higher Knee Flexion Moment During the Second Half of the Stance Phase of Gait is Associated with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Progression of Patellofemoral Joint Osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 45(9): 656-664.
  15. Teng H-L, Macleod TD, Kumar D, Link TM, Majumdar S, Souza RB. Individuals with Isolated Patellofemoral Joint Osteoarthritis Exhibit Higher Mechanical Loading at the Knee during the Second Half of the Gait Cycle. Clinical Biomechanics. 2015; 30(4): 383-390.
  16. Teng H-L, Powers CM. Influence of Trunk Posture on Lower Extremity Energetics during Running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2015; 47(3): 625-630.
  17. Teng H-L, Powers CM. Sagittal Plane Trunk Posture Influences Patellofemoral Joint Stress during Running. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2014; 44(10): 785-792.
  18. Teng H-L, Chen YJ, Powers CM. Predictors of Patellar Alignment during Weight-bearing: an Examination of Patellar Height and Trochlear Geometry. Knee. 2014; 21(1): 142-146