Peter Leininger, PT, PhD

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
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Curriculum Vitae
B.S., University of Michigan
M.S., Boston University
Ph.D., Temple University
Sports Medicine
Therapeutic Exercise
Isokinetic Rehabilitation & Testing
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Balance and Movement Analysis
Isokinetic Rehabilitation & Testing

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member

Board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical

Practicing Orthopedic PT

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-
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.