Linda Steiner, DPT, MS, OCS

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Professor Emerita
Physical Therapy

Beginning in 1995 as a founding faculty member of the entry-level Master of Science in Physical Therapy program, Dr. Linda Steiner was instrumental in the development of the inaugural curriculum, designing many new courses and helping create policies and infrastructure that eventually served as the foundation for the transition to the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Dr. Steiner, an assistant professor who retired in 2015, also was a national leader in the use of physical therapy interventions to care for patients with arthritis.  Notably she received an Innovation Award from the National Arthritis Foundation for her work promoting a community-based exercise program for individuals with arthritis. She was awarded Professor Emerita in 2015.



2013             Haladay D, Steiner LA, Chari A, Yu CH: Effectiveness of Select Classification Systems for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting (poster), January , San Diego, CA

2010             Lowe S,  Steiner LA, Iversen MD: Effect of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program on Community Dwelling Adults: Results of a 3 year study (poster), APTA Annual meeting , June, Boston, MA

2010            Steiner LA, Brudvig TJ, Saxena S, Sharma A: Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Intervention Related to Sacroiliac Dysfunction in Adults Including the Pregnant Population: A Systematic Review. APTA Combined Sections Meeting (poster), February,San Diego,CA

2009            Steiner LA, Lowe S, Iversen MD:  Service Learning as a Tool for Building Effective Partnerships between Academic Institutions, National Organizations, and Urban Elder Communities.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting (poster), February ,Las Vegas, NV

2008           Steiner L.: Management of Pre-Natal and Post-Partum  Low Back, Tufts-New England Hospital Residency Program, Boston, MA


Iversen M.D., Steiner L.A.: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. In Magee DJ, Zachazewski JE, Quillen WS (eds): Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, St. Louis, MO, Saunders, 2008.