Peter Leininger, PT, PhD, OCS

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Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Therapy
University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4586
Office: Edward Leahy Hall (ELH)
Voice: (570) 941-6662
Email : peter.leininger@scranton.edu

B.S., University of Michigan

M.S., Boston University
Ph.D., Temple University

Curriculum Vitae 

  • Courses Taughtplus or minus

    Fall
    PT 714 Orthopedic PT II Lecture/Lab
    Spring
    PT 713 Orthopedic PT I Lecture/Lab
  • Research Interestsplus or minus

    • Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
    • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
    • Exercise and Balance in Older Adults and Athletes
    • Aquatic Therapy
      • Neurologic
      • Orthopaedic
    • Home Physical Therapy
    • Physical Therapy Education
  • Professional Activitiesplus or minus

  • Publications and Presentationsplus or minus

    Publications

    Sung P, Leininger PM, A kinematic and kinetic analysis of spinal region in subjects with and without recurrent low back pain during one leg standing.Clinical Biomechanics, May, 2015. Manuscript Number: CLBI-D-14-00680R2.

    Hakim RM, Cissel E, Cours J, Teel S, Leininger PM. (2010). A CrossSectional 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.

    Leininger P. Lead author of Chapter “Hydrotherapy” In: Integrating Physical Agents in Rehabilitation, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson –Prentice Hall (2006), 397-426.

    “Effective Use of Orthopedic Clinical “Special” Tests: Validity and Reliability and Use of a Specifically Designed Web Site.” Northeastern Pennsylvania District Meeting of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, at the University of Scranton, March 13, 2012.


    Poster Presentations
    “The Effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection in the Treatment of Adults with Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review.” Leininger PM, Tunis B, Manetti N, Zdanowicz E, Domonkos. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) National Combined Sections Meeting - Feb 2016, Anaheim, CA.


    Platform Presentations
    “The Effects of Aquatic Therapy on Patients who have Undergone Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review.” Leininger PM, Gifford G, Miller J, Speca G, Woodcock H. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) National Combined Sections Meeting -Feb 2015, Indianapolis, IN.

  • University/Department Serviceplus or minus

    University
    • Member of Faculty Senate 2014 – 2017 (three-year term)
    • Member of Program Director’s Meeting, CGCE, 2008 – 2014
    • Member of Program Director’s Meeting, PCPS, 2008 – 2014
    • Presented lecture, Stages of Loss Following a Serious Sports Injury, to Dr. O’Malley’s Exercise and Sports Psychology class, spring 2010 - 2015 fall 2010 – 2015, 2017, 2019
    • Member of Leahy Research Grant Committee, Fall 2004 – 2014
    • Member of University Research Committee, Fall 2006 – 2009
    • Member of Grant Committee of Dexter Hanley College Dean's Conference, Spring 2004 – 2006
    • Assisted with President's Breakfast, Spring 2019, 2015, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001
    • Member of Academic Policy Committee (of Faculty Senate), University of Scranton, Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
    • Member of Dexter Hanley College Dean's Conference, Fall 2002 - present
    • Assisted with the three-day presentation of the AIDS Quilt on University of Scranton campus, April 2002 - Assisted with displaying quilts, answering questions and pre-event media correspondence
    • Member of the Faculty Senate, Fall 2001 – Fall 2004
    • Co-editor of sports medicine section of University web based health publication, Fall 2001
    • Participated as actor and assisted with editing video produced for Health Career Day, September, 2001
    • AIDS Education Committee (Media Chair), Fall 2000 – April 2002
    • Member of the Mentoring Program at the University of Scranton, sponsored by the Lilly Fellows.  Bimonthly meetings of mentors/mentees discussing various issues related to improvement in the realm of teaching at The University of Scranton. 1999 – 2001
    • Assisted with 2000 Alumni Dinner, The University of Scranton

    Department
    • Chair, 2014-2018
    • Faculty/Student Service Day St. Joseph’s Scranton, January 31, 2020
    • Fall Screening Geneva House, Scranton, October 4, 2019
    • Fall Prevention Presentations, Southside Scranton Center Monday September 25, 2017, Mid Valley, Jessup, PA September 29, 2017
    • Service Trip with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Exercise Science students from the University of Scranton to Guatemala, January 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
    • Presented, “Ergonomics and Chair Exercises” to library staff at the University of Scranton, June 4, 2014
    • Program Director, 2007 – 2014
    • Scheduled to chaperone undergraduate University of Scranton students through International Service Program (ISP) to Ecuador, South America May 31 – June 10, 2017
    • Chaperoned and assisted in planning service trips during intersession break to a variety of locations, including Guadalajara, Mexico (2006 – 2010) and Saint Michaels (Native American reservation, 2011, 2013), and Guatemala 2014 - 2017 with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Exercise Science students
    • Department correspondent for Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association bi-annually State Newsletter, 2003 – 2009
    • Correspondent Physical Therapy Department for College of Professional Studies newsletter, 2003 – 2009
    • Publications Committee (Physical Therapy Department) Fall 2000 
    • Faculty Recruitment Committee (Physical Therapy Department) 1999
    • Department Review Board Committee (Physical Therapy Department) 1999 - present

  • Community Serviceplus or minus

    • Guatemala Service Trip with DPT students and Hearts in Motion (Ten days), January 2013 – 2018, 2020 (sixth year)
    • Christmas Breakfast volunteer, The University of Scranton, December 25, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
    • Habitat for Humanity, Scranton, PA, July 23, 2013, 2014.
    • Habitat for Humanity, Scranton, PA (Prescott St.) August 13, 2011
    • President, Abington Heights High School Girls Soccer Team, spring, 2010
    • Concession Stand Operations, two musical concerts Nissan Pavilion, summer 2009, fund raiser for Abington Heights High School Girls Soccer Team.
    • President, Abington Heights High School Girls Soccer Team, spring, 2009
    • Attended Project Guadalajara with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students and faculty, January 13-21, 2009
    • Assisted with planting trees as part of beautification project, Clarks Summit, November 2007
    • Member of Planning Committee Abington Heights High School Girls Soccer Team, winter/spring 2007/8
    • Concession Stand Operations – 2007 “3 V 3” regional soccer tournament, Clarks Summit, PA, June 2007. In charge of purchasing food and beverage and manned concession stand for all-day soccer tournament raising $5,000+ for local soccer teams
    • Attended Project Guadalajara with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students and faculty, January 12-20, 2007
    • Filmed and edited girls basketball games for Abington Heights Junior High School Girls Basketball Team, June 2005, January/February 2007
    • Presented lecture, Older Adults and Fitness, to the Telespond Senior Service organization, Dunmore Senior Center, Dunmore, PA, April 28, 2005
    • Assisted with slide show presentation for Junior Comets Junior High Basketball Banquet, November 16, 2004
    • Presented lecture on Fall Prevention as part of the FRIENDS (Fall Reduction Initiative: New Directions for Safety) series, Victoria Inn, Pittston Township, PA, November 10, 2004
    • Presented lecture The Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA, October 21, 2004
    • Worked Concession Stand for Abington Heights Junior High School Girls Basketball Game, Clarks Summit, PA, fall, 2004
    • Presented lecture The Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA, October 21, 2004
    • Assistant Coach Abington Heights Girl's All-Star Basketball (U-13), Jan-March 2004
    • Assistant Coach Abington Heights Girl's recreation basketball league, Jan-March 2004
    • Timer for Abington Gators swim team, Winter 2003/2004
    • Assisted coach with Abington boy's recreation soccer league, summer 2003
    • Spoke to three elementary school classes at the Chester Street Art and Science Fair, April 2003
    • Assisted with Abington Heights Girl's All-Star Basketball, filming games for later review, Jan-March, 2003
    • Assistant basketball coach girl's recreation league, Abington Heights, Jan-March 2003
    • Timer for Abington Gators swim team, Winter 2002/2003
    • Assisted coach with Abington boy's recreation soccer league, summer 2002.
    • Spoke to four elementary school classes at the Art and Science Fair, April 2002
    • Presented lecture and "hand-on" demonstration of muscle function to two fourth grade classes at Abington Heights Elementary School, November 1, 2001
    • Spoke to four elementary school classes at the Art and Science Fair, April 2001
    • Provided post race massage, 2001 Steamtown Marathon, October 2001
    • Assisted with balance testing/falls assessment at Prime Med Health Fair, Dickson City, PA July 2001
    • Assisted with balance testing/falls assessment at "Y" health fair, Pittston, PA March 2001
    •  Assistant Soccer Coach, Abington Heights U-10 Soccer League, August-October 2000
    • Worked Concession Stand for Abington Heights Soccer League, Clarks Summit, PA, August 26, 2000
    • Worked Concession Stand for Abington Heights Little League Baseball, Clarks Summit, PA, June 2000
    • Volunteer - Grove Street Elementary School, Presented safety advice to second graders, Clarks Summit, PA, March 2000
    • Participated in Chester Street Elementary School Art & Science Fair, Kingston, PA, April 5, 2000
    • Volunteer – Dranesville Elementary School, Herndon, VA, 1998, 1999
    • Soccer Coach, Herndon U-6 soccer league, 1998
    • Medical Assistant for WAGS (Washington Area Girls Soccer) international tournament. Numerous Washington area sites 1996, 1997