Dr. Rania Karim is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Karim received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She has conducted a research stream focused on telerehabilitation, interprofessional education (IPE), and substance use disorders.

Dr. Karim is a Board-Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and her clinical practice areas have included, home health, skilled nursing facilities. She is also actively engaged in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Geriatrics. 2018, was awarded the APTA’s Emerging Leader Award.

  • BS, Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Research Interests

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Telerehabilitation

Presentations

2022: Jasper A, Tayag E, Karim R, Vitente A, Uy S. The Validity of Virtually Obtained Functional Outcomes in Older Adults: A Pilot Study. Platform presented at Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; 2022 February San Antonio, TX. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association

2022: Karim R, Vitente A, Chamberlain D, Jasper A. Evidence-Based Clinical Applications of Telehealth Outcome Measures: Translation of Research to Practice. Session presented at Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association

2022: Jasper A, Uy Sam, Tayag E, Viente A, Karim R. Timed-up and Go in Telehealth: Is it Feasible in Older Adults? Poster presented at Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association

2019: Pfost G, Jarvis A, Robinson J, Stevenson A, Karim R. Platform presentation. 2019 Mid-Atlantic Region III Hemophilia Treatment Centers Annual Meeting

2018: Karim R, Foderaro F, Harper M, Jackson S, Pfost G. Substance Use Disorder Education in Physical Therapy Curriculum. Platform presentation. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association

Karim R, Kneiss J. Dementia Syndrome PTNOW. 2017. Available online at: http://www.ptnow.org/clinical-summaries-detail/dementia.

Mehta S, Tiruttani R, Kaur M, MacDermid J, Karim R. Psychometric properties of the Hindi Version of the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, Hand: a pilot study. Rehabil Res Pract. 2015; DOI: 10.1155/2015/482378.

Karim R. Because you are never too old: exercise and older adults. (2012). J Med Liban. 60:24-28

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Awards and Honors

APTA's Emerging Leader Award, 2018

The purpose of the APTA Emerging Leader Award is to identify and honor one physical therapist or physical therapist assistant "emerging leader" from each APTA component, a person who has demonstrated extraordinary service early in his or her physical therapy career. 

Nominated for an Outstanding Research Award, 2015

World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress