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School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Seok Hun Kim, PT, PhD

Seok Hun Kim, PT, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Academic Phone:(813) 974-7893


  • PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kansas, 2005
  • MS, Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2001
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Daegu University, 1995

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Other


  • Tampa Bay Chapter President (Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, 2022 - Present)
  • Physical Therapy Clinical Director (Special Olympics, 2015 - Present)
  • Member (Florida Physical Therapy Association, 2009 - Present)
  • Member (American Physical Therapy Association, 1999 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Milne SC, Kim SH, Murphy A, Larkindale J, Farmer J, Malapira R, Danoudis M, Shaw J, Ramakrishnan T, Rasouli F, Yiu EM, Georgiou‑Karistianis N, Taking, Zesiewicz T, Delatycki MB, Corben LA. The responsiveness of gait and balance outcomes to disease progression in Friedreich ataxia. Cerebellum. 21(6) : 963-975, 2022.
  • Carr S, Rasouli F, Kim SH, Reed KB. Real-time feedback control of split-belt ratio to induce targeted step length asymmetry. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 19(1) : 65, 2022.
  • Rasouli F, Kim SH, Reed KB. Superposition principle applies to human walking with two simultaneous interventions. Sci Rep. 11(1):7465. 11(1) : 7465, 2021.
  • Kim SH, Huizenga DE, Handzic I, Ditwiler RE, Lazinski M, Ramakrishnan T, Bozeman A, Rose DZ, Reed KB. Relearning functional and symmetric walking after stroke using a wearable device: a feasibility study. J Neuroeng Rehabil.. 16: 106, 2019.
  • Ramakrishnan T, Kim SH, Reed KB. Human gait analysis metric for gait retraining post-stroke. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics. 1286864, 2019.
  • Zesiewicz T Stephenson J Kim S Farmer J Sullivan K Jahan I Huang Y Salemi J ShawJ Gooch C. Objective Measures Determine Longitudinal Gait and Balance Decline in Friedreich’s Ataxia. Gait & Posture.. 55: 25-30., 2017.
  • Highsmith MJ, Lura, Derek J, Carey SL, Mengelkoch LJ, Kim SH, Quillen WS, Kahle JT, Miro RM. Correlations between residual limb length and joint moments during sitting and standing movements in transfemoral amputees. Prosthet Orthot Int.. 40(4) : 522-527, 2016.
  • Highsmith MJ, Quillen WS, Kahle JT, Kim SH, Miro RM, Lura DJ, Carey SL, Wernke MM. Differences in Military Obstacle Course Performance Between Three Energy-Storing and Shock-Adapting Prosthetic Feet in High-Functioning Transtibial Amputees: A Double-Blind, Randomized Control Trial. Military Medicine.. 181(S4): 45-54, 2016.
  • Jain SK Sankar R Kim S Cho S Ra I. Mobility pattern classification for a bedactivity monitoring system. International Journal of Smart Home,. 9(6) : 183-192., 2015.
  • Shin HK Byeon EJ Kim SH. Effects of seat surface inclination on respiration and speech production in children with spastic cerebral palsy. J Physiol Anthropol.. 34(1) : 17, 2015.
  • Stephenson J, Zesiewicz T, Gooch C, Wecker L, Sullivan K, Jahan I, Kim S. Gait and balance in adults with Friedreich''s ataxia. Gait Posture.. 41(2) : 603-607, 2015.
  • Kang S, Hwang S, Klein AB, Kim SH. Effects of multicomponent exercise training on physical fitness of elderly women. J Phys Ther Sci,. 27(3) : 911-915., 2015.
  • Carroll MK, Toelle CA, Kim SH, Ambler SB, Highsmith MJ. The effect of the Walkaide Functional Electrical Stimulation unit on gait asymmetry in a child with cerebral palsy: a case report. Technology and Innovation. 15: 287-292, 2014.
  • Highsmith MJ Kahle JT Lura DJ Lewandowski AL WS Quillen Kim SH. Stair ascent and ramp gait training with the Genium knee. Technology and Innovation. 15: 349-58, 2014.
  • Srivastava S Kao PC Kim SH et al. Assist-as-Needed Robot-Aided Gait Training Improves Walking Function in Individuals Following Stroke. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng.. , 2014.
  • Zesiewicz TA Kim SH Sullivan KL et al. Treatment of neurodegenerative ataxias with Intravenous Immune Globulin. Journal of Neurology Research.. 4(4) : 97-100, 2014.
  • Lambert CS Philpot RM Engberg ME Johns BE Kim SH Wecker L. Gait analysis and the cumulative gait index (CGI): Translational tools to assess impairments exhibited by rats with olivocerebellar ataxia. Behav Brain Res.. 274: 334-343, 2014.
  • Shin H Son J Kim S. Relationship between ankle proprioception and driving performance during simulator driving in post-stroke drivers: A pilot study results. The Japanese Journal of Ergonomics. 49: S479-S482, 2013.
  • Highsmith MJ, Kahle JT, Lewandowski AL, Kim SH, Mengelkoch LJ. A method for training step-over-step stair descent gait with stance yielding prosthetic knees: A technical note Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics. : 24(1): 10-15., 2012.
  • Liu W, Mukherjee M, Kim SH, Liu H, Natarajan P, Agah A. Developing a sensory-enhanced robot-aided motor training programme International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. 1: 236-243, 2011.
  • Kim SH, Banala SK, Brackbill EA, Agrawal SK, Krishnamoorthy V, Scholz JP. Robotassisted modifications of gait in healthy individuals. Experimental Brain Research. 4(202) : 809-824, 2010.
  • Banala SK, Agrawal SK, Kim SH, Scholz JP. Novel gait adaptation and neuro-motor training results using an active leg exoskeleton IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 2(15) : 216-225, 2010.
  • Banala SK, Kim SH, Agrawal SK, Scholz JP. Robot assisted gait training with active leg exoskeleton (ALEX) IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 1(17) : 2-8, 2009.
  • Liu W, McIntire K, Kim SH, Zhang J, Dascalos S, Lyons KE, Pahwa R. Bilateral subthalamic stimulation improves gait initiation in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Gait & Posture. 23(4) : 492-498, 2006.
  • Liu W, McIntire K, Kim SH, Zhang J, Dascalos S, Lyons KE, Pahwa R. Quantitative assessments of the effect of bilateral subthalamic stimulation on multiple aspects of sensorimotor function for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 11(8) : 503-508, 2005.
  • Liu W, Kim SH, Long JT, Pohl PS, Duncan PW. Anticipatory postural adjustments and the onset of compensatory stepping reactions. Neuroscience Letter. 336(1) : 1-4, 2003.
  • Kim SH, Pohl PS, Luchies CW, Stylianou AP, Won Y. Ipsilateral deficits of targeted movements after stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 84: 719-724, 2003.
  • Pohl PS, Filion DL, Kim SH. Effects of practice and unpredictable distractors on planning and executing aiming after stroke. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair. 17: 93-100., 2003.
  • Kim SH, Pohl PS. Ipsilateral muscle strength after stroke. Physical Therapy Reviews. 5: 171-174, 2000.


  • Best MCOM Graduate Student Poster Presentation in Clinical Science, (USF Health Research Day, University of South Florida - 2017)
  • Outstanding Professor Award (School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of South Florida - 2016)
  • Outstanding Academic Faculty Award (School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of South Florida - 2015)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award (BRIDGE Health Clinic, University of South Florida - 2014)
  • Abstract Special Recognition Award (APTA Annual Conference - 2013)