Robert Streb, PT, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Stony Brook University

Phone: 631-444-3254
Email: robert.streb@stonybrook.edu


Dr. Streb received his AAS from Paul Smith’s College with a major in Management, a BS from Long Island University with a major in Health Sciences, MS from Long Island University with a major in Physical Therapy, and a PhD from Stony Brook University from the Department of Anatomical Sciences. Dr. Streb’s doctoral research involved identification of movement patterns and development of a predictive model in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Current research projects include investigation of knee medial collapse, evaluation of a knee decompression brace in individuals with knee arthritis, the effect on pitching speed following thoracic spine manipulation and muscle energy, and force in the shoulder in football players during blocking.

Dr. Streb has extensive clinical experience providing physical therapy services in private practice and hospital-based outpatient facilities and more limited experiences working with individuals in the acute and long-term care environments. While Dr. Streb has worked with individuals with a wide range of impairments, activity limitations, and restrictions in participation, he has worked most extensively with individuals with back and neck dysfunction and pain. He currently teaches in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program in the areas of Exercise, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and Evidence Based Practice.


Grant Activity

Lamberg,EM, Streb, R, Werner, M and Penna, J.  Evaluation of the Townsend Design Rebel Reliever Knee Brace for Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis, Townsend Design Role: Co-Investigator

Streb, R, Lamberg, EM, McKenna, R . Measurement of Medial Collapse During Bilateral and Unilateral Squat. Submitted to the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ($10,000). Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Peer-Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

Lamberg, EM, Streb, R, Werner, M, Kremenic, I, and Penna, J. Merits of providing decompressive bracing in knee osteoarthritis: A preliminary report. Poster session at the 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Lamberg, EM, Muratori, L, Streb, R, Penna, J, and Werner, M (2012, November).  Functional improvement through use of body weight support treadmill training in people with lower limb amputation: a pilot study.  Poster session at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Atlanta, GA.

Muratori, L, Streb, R, Penna, J, Werner, M, Jariwala, K and Lamberg, EM (2012, February). Functional improvement through use of body weight support treadmill training in people with lower limb amputation: A pilot study. Poster session at the 2012 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Chicago, IL.

Streb, R, Muratori, L, Penna, J, and Lamberg, EM (2011, June). Effect of treadmill training on low back pain and trunk muscle function in people with lower limb amputation:  A Preliminary Report. Poster session presented at the 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Harbor, MD.