Paul Sung

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Physical Therapy Department
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1238
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Phone: 989-774-3136
  • Email:
  • PTH 635 Examination & Diagnosis I
  • PTH 646 Patient Care II
  • PTH 665 Seminar I

Degrees and Universities

Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) from University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy (Ph.D.) from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association

Michigan Physical Therapy Association

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine


Sung P*, Danial P. Analysis of relative kinematic index with normalized standing time between subjects with and without recurrent low back pain. European Spine Journal (In Print)

Sung P*, Danial P, Lee DC. Comparison of the different kinematic patterns during lateral bending between subjects with and without recurrent low back pain. Clinical Biomechanics2016;38:50-55

Sung P*. Kinematic analysis of ankle stiffness in subjects with and without navicular drop. The Foot 2016;26:58-63

Sung P*. The ground reaction force thresholds for detecting postural stability in participants with and without flat foot. Journal of Biomechanics 2016, 49(1):60-5

Sung P*. Different coordination and flexibility of the spine and pelvis during lateral bending between young and older adults. Human Movement Science 2016, 46(4):229-38

Sung P*. Relative index of ankle muscle activations on agonistic phase between subjects with and without flat foot. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics 2016;2(1):129-138

Sung P*. Kinetic and kinematic analyses of one leg standing on core spinal stability in subjects with recurrent low back pain. Journal of Pain and Relief 2015; 4:212;1-5

Sung P*. Expertise comments: Are we conducting research for research? Journal of Pain Management & Medicine 2015, 1:1-2

Sung P*. How do resilience and low back dysfunction matter? International Journal of Emergency Mental Health 2015; 17(4); 714-716

Sung P*. Research Highlights: Why is core spine integrity related to low back pain? Itch and Pain Journal. 2015;2: e932:1-9.

Sung P*, Leininger P. A kinematic and kinetic analysis of spinal region in subjects with and without recurrent low back pain during one leg standing. Clinical Biomechanics 2015;30:696-702

Sung P*. A kinematic analysis for shoulder and pelvis coordination during axial trunk rotation in subjects with and without recurrent low back pain. Gait and Posture 2014;40(4):493-498 

Research Areas

Clinical biomechanics, Motion analysis, Non-operative spine care and its clinical application to neuromuscular control, Electromyography, Kinesiology, Balance assessment and Fall prevention strategies.