Kunal Singhal, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director, Movement Science Lab
Physical Therapy

Office: 930 MADISON BUILDING
930 MADISON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 381632243
Tel: (901) 448-2632
ksinghal@uthsc.edu

Research Interest/Specialty

Dr. Singhal, is a Licensed Physical Therapist with PhD in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) from Texas Woman''s University and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from University of North Texas Health Science Center. He specializes in human movement analysis in wide array of environments and activities. His primary interests are in application of biomechanics and neuromechanics to gait and falls in aging, prosthetics and orthotics. He seeks to evaluate gait in realistic environments where effects of treatment can be understood and translated into real world with best possible outcomes.

Grants:

  1. W81XWH-16-OPORP-OORA (2017). “The effect of a powered ankle foot orthosis (PAFO) on function, safety & quality of life in military service members and veterans who wear a prescribed orthosis”. Department of Defense, November 2016. Role: Principal Investigator-Joint. Status: Funded, $1,998,325.
  2. OP140065 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2018. “The effect of a Microprocessor prosthetic foot on function and quality of life in trans-tibial amputees who are limited community ambulators.” Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP) Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP). Department of Defense (DoD). Role: Principal Investigator- Joint. Status: Funded, $1,492,955.

Research Keywords

  Human Gait, Biomechanics, Neuromechanics, Falls, Aging, Prosthetics, Orthotics

Publications

  1. Singhal, K., Richardson, L., Casebolt, J.B., Head, P., Kwon, Y.-H.. Kinetic comparison of older men and women during walk-to-stair ascent transition. Gait and Posture.
  2. Singhal, K. & Casebolt, J. B.. Aging & Gait. In R. Watson (Ed.), Nutrition and functional foods for healthy aging. Cambridge, MA: Elsevier., 2016.
  3. Braman M, Dopico P, Singhal K, Sanford B, Richey P, Zucker-Levin A, Mihalko, W.M. Effect of Hamstring Lengthening on Pelvic Tilt and Lumbar Lordosis during Normal Gait.. Campbell Orthopaedic Journal, 2, 1-2., 2016.
  4. Singhal, K, Kim, J, Casebolt, J, Lee, S, Han, KH, Kwon, YH. Gender difference in older adult's utilization of gravitational and ground reaction force in regulation of angular momentum during stair descent. Hum Mov Sci, 41, 230-9, 2015.
  5. Jeans, KA, Karol, LA, Cummings, D, Singhal, K. Comparison of gait after Syme and transtibial amputation in children: factors that may play a role in function. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 96 (19), 1641-7, 2014.
  6. Kim, J, Wilson, MA, Singhal, K, Gamblin, S, Suh, CY, Kwon, YH. Generation of vertical angular momentum in single, double, and triple-turn pirouette en dehors in ballet. Sports Biomech, 13 (3), 215-29, 2014.
  7. Singhal, K, Kim, J, Casebolt, J, Lee, S, Han, KH, Kwon, YH. Kinetic comparison of older men and women during walk-to-stair descent transition. Gait Posture, 40 (4), 600-4, 2014.
  8. Kwon, YH, Han, KH, Como, C, Lee, S, Singhal, K. Validity of the X-factor computation methods and relationship between the X-factor parameters and clubhead velocity in skilled golfers. Sports Biomech, 12 (3), 231-46, 2013.
  9. Kwon, YH, Hutcheson, L, Casebolt, JB, Ryu, JH, Singhal, K. The effects of railroad ballast surface and slope on rearfoot motion in walking. J Appl Biomech, 28 (4), 457-65, 2012.
  10. Kwon, YH, Como, CS, Singhal, K, Lee, S, Han, KH. Assessment of planarity of the golf swing based on the functional swing plane of the clubhead and motion planes of the body points. Sports Biomech, 11 (2), 127-48, 2012.