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Renée Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS

Chairperson, Program Director

Professor

Department of Physical Therapy
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800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4586
Office: Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 514
Voice: (570) 941-7935
Email : renee.hakim@scranton.edu

BS, The ĤƵ
MS, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, Temple University

Courses Taught

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 Interests

  • 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 Activities

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.
    • Identified by peers as consistently demonstrating excellence in contributions to research, academia and patient care in the realm of neurologic physical therapy
  • ĤƵ 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 Presentations (within 10 years)

Publications

Walton LW, Raigangar V, Schwartz J, Hakim RM, Ummul Ambia SJM, Zaaeed N, Schbley B (2022). Community Based Rehabilitation Programs for Resettled Muslim Women Refugees. Journal of Health Ethics, doi.org/10.18785/jhe.1801.06 Open access: https://aquila.usm.edu/ojhe/vol18/iss1/6/

Carusotto AF, Hakim RM, Oliveira RG, Piranio A, Coughlan CP (2021). Effects of dry needling on muscle spasticity in adults with neurological disorders: a systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews. Published online 16 June 2021: doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2021.1933339

Hakim RM, Ross M (2020). Chapter 17. Emerging Perspectives of Virtual Reality Techniques. In Hayre CM, Muller DJ, Scherer MJ. Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation, 1st ed., Boca Raton, CRC Press, 231-256.

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.

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.

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,  July 29-1 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 Disabilities30(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 Practice31(2), 130-139.

 

Presentations

National / International

Schwartz J, Walton LM, Hakim RM, Neff Futrell S, Zaaeed N, Raigangar V. Nepali Translation of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short-Form for Bhutanese Refugees.  *Presented internationally at World Physiotherapy Congress (WPC) Dubai, UAE, June 2023; poster format.

Hakim RM, Walton L, Schwartz JJ, Futrell S, Zaaeed N, Raigangar V, Neff Futrell S. Nepali Version of the Ten-Item Perceived Stress Scale: Translation and Validation Study for Bhutanese Refugees.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA, February 2023; Leadership & Innovation Section; poster format.

Book J, Breznak K, Pozo K, Woodeshick H, Hakim RM. Virtual Reality for Gait and Balance in Adults with Unilateral Amputation: A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA, February 2023; Neurology/ Balance & Falls SIG; poster format.

 Gordon S, Putnam E, Canone A, Zenga Z, Schwartz JJ, Hakim RM. Clinical Applications of Virtual Reality in Adults with Concussion: A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA, February 2023; Neurology/ Brain Injury SIG; poster format.

Walton L, Hakim RM, Schwartz JJ, Futrell S, Zaaeed N, Raigangar V. Nepali Translation and Validity Study of the Cohen-Hoberman Inventory of Physical Symptoms for Bhutanese Refugees.  *Accepted for APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA, February 2023; Leadership & Innovation Section; platform format.

Walton LM, Schwartz JJ, Hakim RM, Raigangar V, Javed A, Zaaeed N, Ummul Ambia SJM, Moustafa I. Community Based Pelvic Rehabilitation (CBPR) Programs for Women Refugees: Trauma-Informed, Gender Focused, Intersectional Approach.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, TX, February 2022; Pelvic Health Section; platform format.

Huckfeldt C, Spagnoli D, Schwartz JJ, Maida DR, Hakim RM, Ross MD. Long-Term Impact of Community-Based Boxing for Balance and Mobility in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, TX, February 2022; Neurology Section/Degenerative Diseases SIG; poster format.

Walton LM, Raigangar VL, Ummul Ambia SJM, Schbley B, Hakim RM. Gender Based Violence Against Women: Trauma Informed Obstetric and Gynecologic Physical Therapy Programs.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, TX, February 2022; Pelvic Health Section; poster format.  

Berry CR, Capobianco NA, Gorczyca B, Hreniuk J, Walton LM, Hakim RM. The Effectiveness of Complementary/ Alternative Medicine for Pain Management in Postpartum Women: A Systematic Review. *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, TX, February 2022; Pelvic Health Section; poster format.

Fitchett L, Neff Futrell SM, Mishina TV, Scoyni A, Hakim RM. Wearable Sensors for Balance and Mobility in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Antonio, TX, February 2022; Neurology Section/Degenerative Diseases SIG; poster format.

Hakim RM. Neurologic Complications of Long-COVID and PT Implications.  *Presented at International Virtual Conference on Inclusion of Physiotherapy Professionals in COVID-19 Acute Care & Long-COVID Rehabilitation, September 8-9, 2021; BHPI, CRP, Dhaka-1343, Bangladesh; Invited speaker.

Hakim RM. A Knowledge Translation Approach: Neurologic Complications of Long-COVID and PT Implications.  *Presented internationally for Ministry of Health and Prevention, Emirates Health Services; Livestream for World Physiotherapy Day, September 8, 2021; Invited speaker.

Ross M, Hakim RM, Walton L. Optimizing Practice with Prevention and Health, Wellness, and Fitness Programs.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Virtual, February 2021; Health Policy & Administration Section Education Session/Lecture Format

Hakim RM, Scardillo JM, Aitken M, Homola CP, McGivern AE, Oliveira R, Ross M. Test-Retest Reliability of the Patient Communication Confidence Scale with Entry-Level PT Students.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Virtual, February 2021; Education Section; platform format

Scardillo JM, Hakim RM, Aitken M, Homola CP, McGivern AE, Oliveira R, Ross M. Self-Reported Communication Confidence of DPT Students Participating in a Student-Run Pro Bono PT Clinic.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Virtual, February 2021; Education Section; platform format

Evans A, Genello A, Kurtz R, Outten R, Schwartz J, Hakim RM. The Effects of tDCS on Motor Performance in Adults with Ataxia: A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Virtual, February 2021; Neurology Section; platform format

Brogan K, Angelo K, Lacon C, Sanchirico N, Hakim RM. Effects of Medical Cannabis on Quality of Life (QOL) and Movement in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease (PD): A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Virtual, February 2021; Neurology Section/Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group (SIG); platform format

Brown K, DiGiovine E, Harvan E, Trumpore A, Carusotto AF, Hakim RM. Effects of Music on Heart Rate (HR) and Blood Pressure (BP) for Patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A Meta-Analysis.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Virtual, February 2021; Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section; platform format

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

Page S, Hunsicker K, Reale N, Townsend K, Hakim RM. Methods to Promote Exercise Adherence in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Anaheim, CA, February 2016; poster format

Cipriano B, Fleage PE, Nguyen V, Studwell A, Hakim RM. Effects of Dual Task Training On Balance And Mobility In Persons With Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Anaheim, CA, February 2016; poster format

Balcon M, Forsberg E, Mossler E, Shackles J, Schwartz J, Hakim RM. Functional Electrical Stimulation in Combination with Treadmill Training to Improve Gait in Adults with Stroke: A Systematic Review.  *Presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Anaheim, CA, February 2016; poster format

Bezner J, Hakim RM, Pease B, Ross M. Transforming Practice: Prevention, Health, and Wellness Programs.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Indianapolis, IN, February 2015; Educational session (2 hours) format.

Hakim RM, Hutchings BL, Runco W, Kane M, Ross M. The Impact of a Community-Based Aquatic Exercise Program on Physical Performance in Community-Dwelling Adults with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Indianapolis, IN, February 2015; platform format

Mellody T, Hakim RM, Gildea MK, Gregowicz C, Liccione T, Schrecengost N. “A Training Program Combining Large Amplitude Movements and Forced Exercise (FE) Cycling to Improve Balance and Mobility in a Community-Dwelling Older Adult with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Report”.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Indianapolis, IN, February 2015; poster format

Mellody T, Hakim RM, Gildea MK, Gregowicz C, Liccione T, Schrecengost N. “A Training Program Combining Large Amplitude Movements and Forced Exercise (FE) Cycling to Improve Balance and Mobility in a Community-Dwelling Adult with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Report”.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Indianapolis, IN, February 2015; poster format

Saverino MC, McAllister KM, Corker TR, Sakar BR, Hakim RM. “A Systematic Review of the Effects of High Intensity Treadmill Training on Balance and Mobility in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease”.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Indianapolis, IN, February 2015; poster format

Afshari CD, Bencivengo AM, Morris BT, Page JA, Hakim RM. “The use of virtual reality integrated robotics to improve upper extremity function in patients with chronic stroke: A systematic review”.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Indianapolis, IN, February 2015; poster format

Kopack J, Malone AM, Salvo CJ, Sofia MJ, Hakim RM. “A Systematic Review on the Effect of Split-Belt Treadmill Training (SBTT) in Patients with Hemiplegic Gait”.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Las Vegas NV, February 2014; poster format

Blecher K, Rothchild J, Stefani A, Hakim RM. “A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of the Nintendo Wii Fit as an Intervention for Balance Training in Community-Dwelling Older Adults”.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Las Vegas NV, February 2014; poster format

Fluehr C, Insixiengmay T, Marley C, Tansits M, Hakim RM. “A Systematic Review of Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs to Reduce Falls in Non-Institutionalized Older Adults”.  *Presented nationally at APTA National Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Las Vegas NV, February 2014; poster format

 

 

University / Department Service

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
  • 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 Service

  • 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
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