Linda Liang OTD, OTR/L, SCLV, CLT, HTC
Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Linda Liang was an ophthalmologist in China, and she brings a unique blend of medical expertise, Eastern medicine, and occupational therapy experience to provide comprehensive and advanced care to her patients. Linda has worked in a wide range of occupational therapy practice settings. Her areas of clinical expertise include acute and critical care practice, neurological rehabilitation, vision rehabilitation, edema and lymphedema management, hand therapy, and more. Of note, she has developed highly specialized techniques and interventions to meet the needs of her patients, including but not limited to: neurological facilitation for non-functional upper extremities for individuals who have experienced strokes, interventions for homonymous hemianopsia, non-invasive intervention for action hand tremor, genital edema/lymphedema management, and interventions for frozen shoulder. She possesses multiple specialty certifications, including Specialty Certification in Low Vision (SCLV), Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Neuro-IFRAH Certified/Advanced, Hand Therapy Certification (HTC), Executive Certificate in Home Modification (ECHM), and Medical Billing and Coding.
Linda has been instrumental in occupational therapy and multidisciplinary program development at Keck Medical Center of USC, including the Occupational Therapy Low Vision Program, Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Program and the occupational therapy protocol for cognitive assessment of individuals with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus. She has had multiple public presentations at the national and international level in numerous fields. Linda is highly sought after for her expertise, and has provided mentorship and training to occupational therapists through AOTA continuing education courses on topics of low vision therapy and hand tremor management. In addition, she has provided education and training to occupational therapy doctoral residents in neurological rehabilitation and low vision evaluation and treatment, and provides instruction on low vision and visual perception therapy, and occupational therapy management for neurological conditions in the professional program at the USC Chan Division.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2018 | University of Southern California
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
1993 | Texas Woman's University
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
1983 | Wenzhou Medical College (Wenzhou, China)
Liu, Y., Zemke, R., Liang, L., & McLaughlin Gray, J. (2021). Occupational harmony: Embracing the complexity of occupational balance. Journal of Occupational Science. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2021.1881592 Show abstract
Occupational balance is a central concept in occupational science, but it is complex and lacks an agreed-upon definition. Further, the concept has not been given significant attention by scholars outside Western societies. Building upon traditional Chinese culture and Chinese scholars’ Human Complex System Theory, this article presents a proposed Model of Occupational Harmony, offering an Eastern understanding of how the orchestration of everyday occupations relates to health and well-being. The notion of occupational harmony highlights harmonious human-environment transactions as the essence of the phenomenon and integrates multiple perspectives in previous occupational balance literature, including activity patterns, time use, occupational characteristics, need satisfaction, and biological rhythms. It is asserted that occupational harmony can be characterized as complex equilibria among three pairs of two-sided occupational characteristics and achieved via harmony among five dimensions of occupational engagement and coherence across multiple levels of human-environment transactions. This article is a beginning theoretical conceptualization of occupational harmony, allowing occupational scientists to embrace the complexity of the orchestration of occupational engagement.
Keywords. Occupational science, Occupational balance, Culture, Occupational engagement, Systems theory