Oliver Ang, PT, MClSc

Researcher, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program


Office Phone
Office Address

Mayo C504
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Mailing Address

University of Minnesota
MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


DPT, Andrews University, Manual Therapy, In progress

MClSc, University of Western Ontario, Manipulative Therapy, 2015

BS, Physical Therapy, Université Laval, 2006

BS, Physical Therapy, Davao Doctors College (Philippines), 1999

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Oliver Ang’s primary research interests are innovative intervention using digital technology to address cervical disorders and the psychosocial factors that impact patient outcomes. He is currently involved in the Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management for Preventing Acute to Chronic Back Pain (PACBACK) Study, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and a member of the validity assessment team of the Cervical Overview Group. Oliver is pursuing his Doctorate of Science (DSc) at Andrews University and is a part-time adjunct faculty of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program of Rasmussen College.


Manual / Manipulative Therapy

Conservative treatments of the neck and low back

Spinal dysfunctions

Awards & Recognition

Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research - Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Institute and Pfizer Canada , 2005

Award for Excellence in Research – Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, 2006


Research Funding Grants

Partners for Pain & Wellbeing Equity: A Randomized Trial of Community Supported Complementary and Integrative Health Self Management for Back Pain (1R61AT012309-01 Evans/Leininger) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Research Summary/Interests

  • Musculoskeletal pain (neck pain, headache, low back pain)
  • Digital Rehabilitation (Virtual and Augmented reality treatment of musculoskeletal disorders)
  • Wellbeing and self management strategies
  • Applied Research

Current research projects:

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4UG3AT008769, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health


Godbout C, Ang O, Frenette J. Early voluntary exercise does not promote healing in a rat model of Achilles tendon injury. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2006 Dec;101(6):1720-6