Linda Riek

Associate Professor, Director. Movement Analysis Laboratory


Education:  BS, Ithaca College; DPT, A.T. Still University; PhD in Health Practice Research, University of Rochester

Areas of Academic/Clinical Interest:  Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Limb Loss/Prosthetics, Orthotics and Research

Research Interests:  Biomechanical analysis of the upper extremities and trunk during functional tasks for individuals with and without stroke, Exercise prescription, guided by surface electromyography, in individuals with spinal injury and limb loss and non-pharmacological management of phantom limb pain

Additional Information:  Dissertation: Biomechanical analysis of shoulder health during circuit resistance training for individuals with paraplegia. Publications: Spinal Cord, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Physical Therapy Journal, Electromyography & Kinesiology and Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  Grant Activity: Co-investigator, research associate and consultant on several federally funded projects including: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life, Spinal Cord Research Foundation, and National Institute of Health.