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Dr. Soo Kim PhD, BScPT Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science

104 Clinic Place,Health Sciences E-Wing, Room 3424

Research Area(s)

  • Physical therapy management of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Breast cancer rehabilitation
  • Rotator cuff pathology
  • Three dimensional computer muscle and nerve modeling
  • Musculoskeletal imaging with special interest in ultrasonography
  • Study of normal and pathological muscle architecture in relation to musculoskeletal injuries and diseases using advanced imaging modalities

Selected Publications

  • Calver R, Alenabi T, Cudlip A, Kim SY. Regional Activation of Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Sub-Regions During Dynamic Tasks Performed with Free Weights. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.2019 May.
  • Lang A, Kim SY, Milosavljevic S, Dickerson CR. The utility of the acromion marker cluster (AMC) in a clinical population. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2019 Apr.
  • Alenabi T, Whittaker R, Kim SY, Dickerson CR. Maximal Voluntary Isometric Contraction Tests for Normalizing Electromyographic Data from Different Regions of Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Muscles: Identifying a Reliable Combination. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2018 Apr;41:12-26. Epub 2018 Apr 25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2018.04.007.
  • Lattimer L, Lanovaz JL, Farthing JP, Madill S, Kim SY, Robinovitch S, Arnold CM. Biomechanical and physiological age differences in a simulated forward fall on outstretched hands in women. Clinical Biomechanics. 2018 Feb;52:102-108. Epub 2018 Feb 3. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.01.018.
  • Kim SY, Ko JB, Dickerson CR, Collins DF. Electromyographic investigation of anterior and posterior regions of supraspinatus: A novel approach based on anatomical insights. International Biomechanics. 2017 Dec;4(2):60-67. https://doi.org/10.1080/23335432.2017.1364667.
  • Sachdeva R, Farthing J, Kim SY. Evaluation of supraspinatus strengthening exercises based on fiber bundle architectural changes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. Epub 2016 May 3
  • Sachdeva R, Donkers S, Kim SY. Angelman Syndrome: A Review Highlighting Musculoskeletal and Anatomical Abberations. Clinical Anatomy. 2016 Jul; 29 (5):561-567
  • Sachdeva, R., Busch, A.J., Harrison, E.L., Julia, B., Kim, S.Y.  Architectural parameters of supraspinatus: A systematic review of cadaveric studies.  Physical Therapy Reviews. 2015 June; 1;20 (3): 187-200
  • Kim, S.Y., Sachdeva, R., Li, Z., Lee, D., Rosser, B.W.  Change in the pathologic supraspinatus: A three-dimensional model of fiber bundle architecture within anterior and posterior regions.  Biomed International.  Epub 2015 Aug 27
  • Kristen, S., Rosser, B.W., Kim, S.Y. Fiber type composition of the human quadratus plantae muscle: A comparison of the lateral and medial heads.  Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2014 Dec; 7(1): 54
  • Kim, S.Y., Ko, J.B., Fathing, J., Butcher, S.  Investigation of supraspinatus muscle architecture following concentric and eccentric training.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2015 Jul; 18(4): 378-82. 
  • Hermenegildo, J.A., Roberts S,L., Kim, S.Y. Innervation Pattern of the Suprascapular Nerve within Supraspinatus: A Three Dimensional Computer Modeling Study. Clinical Anatomy. 2013.
  • Kim, S.Y., Lunn, D.D., Dyck, R.J., Rosser, B.W.C. Fiber type composition of the architecturally distinct regions of human supraspinatus: A cadaveric study. Histology and Histopathology. 2013. 
  • Magnus, C., Kim, S.Y., Boychuck, K., Farthing, J. At-home resistance tubing strength training increases shoulder strength in the trained and untrained limb. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 2013. Epub 2013 Jan.
  • Kim, S.Y., Bleakney, R., Rindlisbacher, T., Ravichandiran, K., Rosser, B., Boynton, E. Musculotendinour architecture of pathological supraspinatus: a pilot in vivo ultrasonography study. Clinical Anatomy. 2013; 26 (2): 228-235
  • Kim, S.Y., Bleakney, R., Boynton, E.L., Ravichandiran, K., Rindlisbacher, T., McKee, N., Agur, A.M. Investigation of the Static and Dynamic Musculotendinous Architecture of Supraspinatus.  Clinical Anatomy, 2010; 23 (1) 48-55
  • Kim, S.Y., Boynton, E.L., Ravichandiran K., Fung L., Bleakney, R., Agur, A.M.  A Three-dimensional Study of the Musculotendinous Architecture of Supraspinatus and its Functional Correlations, Clinical Anatomy, 2007; 20 (6): 648-655