Center for Health Research and Movement Science

The Center for Health Research and Movement Science serves as the research unit of the College for Rehabilitation Sciences. All research activities initiated and developed in the College are coursed through the CHRMS. Its research projects focus on assessment and interventions to improve health, fitness, and quality of life for different patient and client populations. These studies were previously carried out at the Center for Research on Movement Science (CRMS), now known as CHRMS, which is an evidence translation group under the Center for Allied Health Evidence of the University of South Australia and an evidence synthesis group of the Joanna Briggs Institute.

Research Agenda

Musculoskeletal Research

Physiologic and Biomechanical Assessment

Musculoskeletal ultrasound assessment

Injury Prevention

Manual Therapy/Biomechanical Taping


Prof. Valentin C. Dones III, PhD

Mr. Kris Anthony Agarao

Ms. Fe Therese Chavez, MSPT


Mr. Christopher G. Cruz, MSPT

Mr. Saul Sibayan

Neuroscience and Rehabilitation

Neurophysiology of Childhood Self-Regulation


Asst. Prof. Paulin Grace M. Espino

Asst. Prof. Ma. Roxanne L. Fernandez

Asst. Prof. Ma. Belinda C. Fidel, MD

Asst. Prof. Ivan Neil B. Gomez, MA

Wellness and Health Promotion



Physical Activity

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Fall Assessment and Prevention


Assoc. Prof. Donald S. Lipardo, PhD

Asst. Prof. Donald G. Manlapaz, PhD

Asst. Prof. Jocel M. Regino, MSPT

Mr. Christopher G. Cruz, MSPT

Asst. Prof. Karen Leslie L. Pineda, MSPH



Prof. Valentin C. Dones III, PhDResearch Supervisor

Contact Information

+63-2-3406-1611 loc. 8443