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 

Fall

PT 714 Orthopedic PT II Lecture/Lab

Spring

PT 713 Orthopedic PT I Lecture/Lab

  • 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

 

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 Presentation: “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 Presentation: “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.

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

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

  • 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