Renée Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS

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Chairperson, Program Director, Department of Physical Therapy, Professor

Department of Physical Therapy
University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4586
Office: Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 526
Voice: (570) 941-7935
Email : renee.hakim@scranton.edu
Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses Taughtplus or minus

    Fall
    PT 712 Neurological PT II Lecture and Lab
    PT 771 Scientific Inquiry I

    PT 773 Scientific Inquiry III

    Spring
    PT 744 Motor Control/Motor Learning Lecture and Lab
    PT 772 Scientific Inquiry II
  • Research Interestsplus or minus

    • Virtual rehabilitation
    • Fall risk reduction and prevention for older adults
    • Balance training and testing
    • Strengthening of patients with neurological dysfunction
    • Haptic robotic device for training UE dysfunction
  • Professional Activitiesplus or minus

    Certifications Honors and Awards
    • Provost Faculty Enhancement Award - Excellence in Integrating Mission and Justice into the Curriculum – Hakim RM, Leininger PM, Schwartz J; Spring 2018
      • Honors faculty members whose special efforts ensure that students have a keen understanding and appreciation of the realities of the world, including pressing justice issues in a local, national and global context.
    • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) Neurology Special Interest Group Award; Fall 2007
      • Identified by peers as consistently demonstrating excellence in contributions to research, academia and patient care in the realm of neurologic physical therapy
    • University of Scranton Graduate School Faculty Service Award; Spring 2006
      • Presented in recognition of work done as Program Director of the Transition DPT program (including curricular development, faculty and administrative approval, and implementation of the distance education program)

    Memberships Appointed/Elected Positions
  • Publications and Presentationsplus or minus

    Publications

    Potter SE, Bishop B, Hakim RM. (2019). Character Stroke Path Inference in a Rehabilitation Application. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems, Las Vegas, NV, 29 July-1 August; in progress.

    Hakim RM, Frey CM, Spadoni KE, Meyer K (2018). Identifying Fallers Using Clinical Balance Measures in Community-Dwelling Adults with Lower Extremity Amputation: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 30(5):677-688.

    Hakim RM, Ross MD, Runco W, Kane MT (2017). A community-based aquatic exercise program to improve endurance and mobility in adults with mild to moderate intellectual disability. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 13(1), 89-94.

    Hakim RM, Tunis BG, Ross MD (2016). Rehabilitation Robotics for the Upper Extremity: Review with New Directions for Orthopedic Disorders. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 30, 1-7. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2016.1269211.

    Hakim RM, Salvo CJ, Balent A, Keyasko M, McGlynn D (2015). Case Report: A Balance Training Program Using the Nintendo Wii Fit to Reduce Fall Risk in an Older Adult with Bilateral Peripheral Neuropathy. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 31(2), 130-139.

    Hakim RM, Davies L, Jaworski K, Tufano N, Unterstein A (2012). A Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) Program to Reduce Fall Risk in Community Dwelling Older Adult with Chronic Stroke: A Case Report. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(3), 169-177.

    Fetherman D, Hakim RM, Sanko JS (2011). A Pilot Study of the Application of Thetranstheoretical Model During Strength Training in Older Women. Journal of Women and Aging, 23(1):58-76.

    Hakim RM, Cissel E, Cours J, Teel S, Leininger PM (2010). A Cross-Sectional Study of Balance-Related Measures with Older Adults who Participate in Tai Chi, Yoga, or No exercise. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 28(1):63-74.

    Hakim RM, Collins J, Jamieson J, Knueven L, Sensbach K (2007). Case report: A hippotherapy program to improve balance and functional performance in a child with a neurological disorder. Hippotherapy, 1;6-7.

    Hakim RM, Roginski A, Walker J. (2007). Comparison of fall risk education methods for primary prevention with community-dwelling older adults in a senior center setting. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 30(2):60-68.

    Hakim RM, Kelly S, Grant-Beuttler M, Healy B, Krempasky J, Moore S (2005). Case Report: A Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy (mCIT) Program for the Upper Extremity of a Person with Chronic Stroke. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 21(4):243-256.

    Hakim RM, Newton RA, Segal J, DuCette J (2004). A Group Intervention to Reduce Fall Risk Factors in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 22(1):1-20.

    Hakim RM, DiCicco J, Burke J, Hoy T, Roberts E (2004). Differences in Balance- Related Measures Among Older Adults Participating in Tai Chi, Structured Exercise, or No Exercise. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy; 27(1):11-153

    Hakim RM (2004). Case 13. In: Brimer MA, Moran ML, eds. Clinical Cases in Physical Therapy, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA, Butterworth Heinemann, 53-57.

    Hakim RM, Segal J, Newton RA, DuCette J (2001). A Fall Risk Reduction Intervention for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Temple University, dissertation.

    Hakim RM (1998). Factors Associated with Falls of Geriatric Residents in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Issues on Aging, 21(3):94-115.

    Hakim RM, Gruen GS, Delitto A (1996). Outcomes of Patients Following Multiple Trauma with Unstable Pelvic Ring Fractures Managed by Open Reduction with Internal Fixation. Physical Therapy, 76(3):287-295.

    Presentations

    Franco J, Kucharska N, Murphy S, Turrisi L, Carusotto AF, Hakim RM. The Effects of Photobiomodulation Therapy on Endurance in Adults with COPD: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA NEXT (Virtual/Remote); June 2020; poster format

    Prisco E, Hatki K, Ryan T, SanFilippo J, Schwartz J, Hakim RM. The Effect of Large Amplitude Movement Training on Quality of Life in Older Adults with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA NEXT (Virtual/Remote); June 2020; poster format

    Hakim RM, Ross MD, Segota C, Potter S, Bishop B. Feasibility and Acceptance of Haptic Robotics for Orthopedic Rehabilitation of the Wrist/Hand: A Case Report. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Denver, CO, February 2020; Hand Rehabilitation Section; platform format

    Hakim RM, Manzo M, Piening C, Segota C, Wilcox, W Ross MD. Meaningful Change for Patients with Orthopedic Disorders in a Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Denver, CO, February 2020; Health Policy & Administration Section; poster format

    Bonilla J, Ochalski N, Rynar E, Woelkers C, Hakim RM. Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) and Gait Velocity in Adults with Gait Disorders: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Denver, CO, February 2020; Neurology Section; poster format

    Gilinger E, Huggins T, Gargiulo B, Taylor J. Hakim RM. Recreational Activities Impact on Activity and Participation in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Denver, CO, February 2020; Neurology/Degenerative Diseases Section; poster format

    Oliveira R, Piranio A, Coughlan C, MacDonald T, Carusotto AF, Hakim RM. Effects of Dry Needling on Muscle Spasticity in Adults with Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Denver, CO, February 2020; Neurology/Stroke Section; poster format

    Hakim RM, Bishop B. Haptic Devices to Improve Arm/Hand Function.Invited speakers at the Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference -Smart Machines & Materials, Scranton, PA – August 15-16, 2019

    Potter SE, Bishop B, Hakim RM. Character Stroke Path Inference in a Rehabilitation Application. Oral presentation (with paper published in proceedings) at the 5th International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems, Las Vegas, NV, July 29 - August 1, 2019

    Christensen J, McGowan M, McGraw L, Piening C, Hakim RM. The Effect of Virtual Reality Training on Balance and Mobility in Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Accepted for presentation at the 6th International Conference and Expo on Novel Physiotherapies and Physical Rehabilitation, London, UK, August 2019, poster format

    James C, Frank D, Ziegler K, Kosik S, Rodio N, Hakim RM. The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Balance and Mobility in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Washington DC, January 2019; poster format

    Hakim, RM, Fitzgerald C, Palladino E, Scully SJ. Functional Outcomes of Patients with Orthopedic Diagnoses Receiving Pro Bono Physical Therapy Services in a Student-Run Clinic: A Retrospective Study. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Washington DC, January 2019; poster format

    Haldeman L, Jackowitz J, Oquendo A, Wells M, Hakim RM. The Effects Of Intramuscular FES on Objective Gait Measures in Adult Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Washington DC, January 2019; poster format

    Lavado BC, Ortlieb MK, Rohleder MR, Wagner BR, Hakim RM. Telerehabilitation Compared to Conventional Physical Therapy to Improve Physical Performance in Community-Dwelling Adults: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA, February 2018; poster format

    Hakim RM, Dolphin DA, Martzen J, Moser J. A Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic Incorporating Community-Based Learning: A Special Interest Report. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA, February 2018; poster format

    Esterle B, Fluehr L, Liberatore C, McEnroe M, Hakim RM. The Effectiveness of Transcranial Direct Stimulation on Gait in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA, February 2018; poster format

    Cranmer S, Mester M, Palladino E, Hakim RM. Aquatic Therapy Compared with Conventional Land-Based Therapy to Improve Balance and Mobility in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA, February 2018; platform format

    Connell W, Crowley A, Fitzgerald C, Marri S, Hakim RM.The Effect of Augmented Reality Visual Cues on Temporal-Distance Gait Parameters in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA, February 2018; poster format

    Guenther K, Nachtman A, Scully SJ, Taylor M, Schwartz J, Hakim RM. The Impact of Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs on Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA, February 2018; poster format

    Cominsky J, Joyce C, Leschen S, Raab M, Schwartz J, Hakim RM. The Effect of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Gait Outcomes in Adults with Non-Progressive CNS Diagnoses: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, Tx, February 2017; poster format

    Fahey T, Pasquarelli C, Lewis C, Donaldson M, Hakim RM. The Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Pain and Disability in Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, Tx, February 2017; poster format

    Sawyer D, Synan B, Gaeta M, Signoriello V, Hakim RM. A Systematic Review of Predisposing Biological and Mechanical Factors Related to Non-Specific Low Back Pain in Adolescents. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, Tx, February 2017; poster format

    Arrow A, Martzen J, Montalbano M, Moser J, Tomlinson A, Hakim RM. The Effect of Virtual Reality Training on Balance, Gait and Mobility in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, Tx, February 2017; poster format

  • University/Department Serviceplus or minus

    University

    • Faculty Research Committee (Review of internal grant, sabbatical and patent applications); Fall 2013 – present
    • Chair, Occupational & Physical Therapy Department Review Board (OT/PT DRB); Fall 2004 present; DRB member 1996-present
    • PCPS Community-Based Learning Committee, Fall 2016-present
    • Faculty Senate, Fall 2017 – present, Fall 1999 - Spring 2001
      • Senate Budget & Planning Committee; Fall 1999 - Spring 2001
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Oversight Committee, Kania School Of Management, Spring 2019 - present
    • Honors Thesis Reader: Post-Concussion Case Study with a Focus on Aerobic and Vestibular Eye Therapy by Theresa Webster (Pre-Med Major); 2016-2017
    • Board on Rank and Tenure; 2014-2016, 2011-2012, 2007-2009
    • Faculty Mentor/Mentee Program (Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence): 2014-2016, 2009-2011
    • Honors Thesis Reader: Effects of Balance and Progressive Strengthening Exercises and Motivational Implementation on Mobility, Fall Risk, Self-Efficacy and Exercise Adherence in Older Adults by Julianne M. Nielsen (Nursing Major); 2013-2014
    • Faculty Student Research Program (FSRP); Fall 2000 - present

    Department

    • Chairperson, Department of Physical Therapy; Summer 2019 - Present
    • Interim Chairperson, Department of Physical Therapy; Fall 2018 - present
    • Admissions Committee, Department of Physical Therapy; Fall 2018 - present
    • Director of pro bono, student-run PT Clinic in Leahy Community Health and Family Center (LCHFC); Fall 2015 - present.
    • Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program; Fall 2014 - present
    • Graduate Student Research Advisor; 1997 - present
    • Program Director, transition Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) Program ; Fall 2004 - 2013
    • Moderator of the Physical Therapy Club; 1996 - 2011
  • Community Serviceplus or minus

    • Independent Reviewer for Wellness Grants; Individual Abilities in Motion (“I AM"); Spring 2019-present
    • Advisory Committee for Senior Companions Program / Telespond Senior Services, Inc.; 1999 – present
    • Board of Directors for Telespond Senior Services, Inc.; 2000 - 2003
    • Prime Time Health Task Force for Lackawanna Geriatric Health Care Center; Fall 2000 – 2003