Physical Therapy Department

Linda Riek

P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.


Dr. Riek received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and her clinical doctorate from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She has over 20 years of clinical experience with a focus in neurological rehabilitation and geriatrics.

A former adjunct faculty member at Ithaca College, Dr. Riek worked as a co-investigator and research associate on several federally funded projects in the Movement Analysis Laboratory from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life, Spinal Cord Research Foundation, and National Institute of Health. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY in 2011 in the Health Practice Research Program. Her dissertation work focused on a biomechanical analysis of shoulder health during circuit resistance training for individuals with paraplegia. Beginning in 2012, Dr. Riek joined Nazareth College as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Riek has published in peer-reviewed journals including Spinal Cord, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. She has presented at national conferences including the American Society of Biomechanics and APTA Combined Sections meetings.

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Linda Riek

Linda Riek

Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 152