Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation Sciences

Rumit Singh Kakar PT, PhD

2138 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Primary research interests include understanding spine and lower extremity mechanics as they relate to aging, human factors, physical activity and prevent sports/occupation-related injuries.

Research Interests

Spine and Lower Extremity Mechanics, Sports Injuries, Aging, Neuromuscular Movement Disorders


Kakar, R., Fu, Y. C., Kinsey, T. L., Brown, C. N., Mahoney, O. M. and Simpson, K. J. (2020). Lower limb kinematics of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty individuals during stair ascent.. Journal of orthopaedics 22 , pp. 173-178.
Haddas, R., Lieberman, I. H. and Kakar, R. (2019). A Comparison of Muscular Activity During Gait Between Walking Sticks and a Walker in Patients With Adult Degenerative Scoliosis.. Spine deformity 7 (3) , pp. 454-466.
Kakar, R., Li , Y., Brown, C. N., Oswald, T. S. and Simpson, K. J. (2019). Spine and Lower Extremity Kinematics Exhibited During Running by Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients With Spinal Fusion.. Spine deformity 7 (2) , pp. 254-261.
Kakar, R., Greenberger, H. B. and McKeon, P. O. (2019). Efficacy of Kinesio Taping and McConnell Taping Techniques in the Management of Anterior Knee Pain.. Journal of sport rehabilitation , pp. 1-8.
Rinaldi-Miles, A., Das, B. M. and Kakar, R. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of implementation intentions in a pedometer worksite intervention.. Work (Reading, Mass.) 64 (4) , pp. 777-785.
Li , Y., Kakar, R., Fu, Y. C., Walker, M., Brown, C. N., Oswald, T. S. and Simpson, K. J. (2019). Postural control of individuals with spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon) 61 , pp. 46-51.
Li , Y., Kakar, R., Fu, Y. C., Mahoney, O. M., Kinsey, T. L. and Simpson, K. J. (2018). Knee strength, power and stair performance of the elderly 5 years after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty.. European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 28 (7) , pp. 1411-1416.
Li , Y., Kakar, R., Walker, M. A., Guan, L. and Simpson, K. J. (2018). Upper Trunk-Pelvis Coordination During Running Using the Continuous Relative Fourier Phase Method.. Journal of applied biomechanics 34 (4) , pp. 312-319.
Kakar, R., Li , Y., Brown, C. N., Kim, S. H., Oswald, T. S. and Simpson, K. J. (2018). Spine kinematics exhibited during the stop-jump by physically active individuals with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and spinal fusion.. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society 18 (1) , pp. 155-163.
Li , Y., Kakar, R., Walker, M. A., Fu, Y. C., Oswald, T. S., Brown, C. N. and Simpson, K. J. (2017). Intratrunk Coordination During High-Effort Treadmill Running in Individuals With Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.. Journal of applied biomechanics 33 (6) , pp. 437-445.
Grobe, S., Kakar, R., Smith, M. L., Mehta, R., Baghurst, T. and Boolani, A. (2017). Impact of cognitive fatigue on gait and sway among older adults: A literature review.. Preventive medicine reports 6 , pp. 88-93.
Coviello, J. P., Kakar, R. and Reynolds, T. J. (2017). SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF INSTRUMENT-ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION ON PAIN FREE RANGE OF MOTION IN A WEIGHTLIFTER WITH SUBACROMIAL PAIN SYNDROME.. International journal of sports physical therapy 12 (1) , pp. 144-154.
Norland, R., Muchnick, M., Harmon, Z., Chin, T. and Kakar, R. (2016). Opportunities for Regenerative Rehabilitation and Advanced Technologies in Physical Therapy: Perspective From Academia.. Physical therapy 96 (4) , pp. 550-7.