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Dr. Soo Kim BScPT, PhD 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

  • Lang, A., Card, A., Barden, J., Kim SY. Effect of Breast Reconstruction on Kinematics of Performance during Upper Limb-Focused Functional Tasks.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Oct 1; 150(4): 747e-756e
  • Alexandra J. Zaluski, Jeremy Campbell, Magda Hlasny, Mason Nedjelski, Tanner Thompson, Alex Vanneste, Soo Y. Kim. Activation of neuromuscular sub-regions of supraspinatus and infraspinatus during common rehabilitative exercises, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Volume 61,
    2021, 102604, ISSN 1050-6411, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2021.102604.
  • Whittaker, R., Alenabi, T., Kim, SY. & Dickerson, CR. Regional Electromyography of the Infraspinatus and Supraspinatus Muscles During Standing Isometric External Rotation Exercises. Sports Health. 2022 Sep-Oct; 14(5): 725–732
  • Julia, Bidonde., Catherine, Boden., Heather, Foulds. & Soo, Y. Kim. (2021). Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Chapter 6. Physical Activity and Exercise Training for Adults with Fibromyalgia in Ablin, Jacob N., Shoenfeld, Yehuda (Eds.),Fibromyalgia Syndrome, 978-3-030-78637-3, , Springer Nature.
  • Lang, A., Kim, SY., Dickerson, CR. & Milosavljevic, S. (2020). Measurement of objective shoulder function following breast cancer surgery: a scoping review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(4):
  • Lang, A., Milosavljevic, S., Dickerson, CR. & Kim, SY. (2020). Examining assessment methods of scapular motion: comparing results from planar elevations and functional task performance. Clinical Biomechanics, 80
  • Lang, AE., Kim, SY., Milosavljevic, S. & Dickerson, CR. (2020). Estimating muscle forces for breast cancer survivors during functional tasks. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 36(6): 408-415.
  • Sachdeva, R., Beavis, C., Obaid, H., Farthing, J. & Kim, S.Y. (2020). Surgical repair of the supraspinatus: architectural changes in the muscle pre-and post-operatively. Singapore Medical Journal.
  • Lulic-Kuryllo, T., Alenabi, T., McDonald, A.C., Kim, S.Y. & Dickerson, C.R. (2020). Sub-regional activation of supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles during activities of daily living is task-dependent . Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 54
  • Lang, A., Murphy, M., Dickerson, CR., Stavness, I. & Kim, SY. (2020). Shoulder dysfunction in breast cancer survivors: can treatment type or musculoskeletal factors identify those at higher risk?. Rehabilitation Oncology, 39(3): 143-151.
  • Cudlip A, Kim SY, Dickerson CR. The ability of surface electromyography to represent supraspinatus anterior and posterior partition activity depends on elevation angle, hand load and plane of elevation. Journal of Biomechanics. Epub 2019 Nov 18.
  • Lang A, Dickerson CR, Kim SY, Milosavljevic S. Impingement pain affects kinematics of breast cancer survivors in work-related functional tasks. Clinical Biomechanics. 2019 Dec(70):223-230. Epub 2019 Oct. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2019.10.001.
  • Kim SY, Shakeri S, Dickerson CR, Alenabi T, Agur AMR. Verification of intramuscular electromyography electrode placement for neuromuscular partitions of infraspinatus. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2019 Sep 7;49.
  • Kim SY, Busch AJ, Overend TJ, Schachter CL, van der Spuy I, Boden C, Goes SM, Foulds HJA, Bidonde J. Flexibility exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019 Sep 2(8).
  • 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