Renée Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS


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 :
Curriculum Vitae
B.S., The University of Scranton
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Temple University
Adult Neurological Rehabilitation
Motor Learning/Motor Control
Fall Prevention
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

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member

Board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member
Geriatric and Neurology Sections
Northeast District Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
Co-Chair for Continuing Education
Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
Senior Companions Advisory Board

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.