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.