Karen Grossnickle

  • Position: Assistant Professor/Director of Clinical Education
  • Department: School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1219
  • Phone: 989-774-2858
  • Email: gross1ke@cmich.edu
Courses: 
  •  PTH 617 - Clinical Pathophysiology I
  •  PTH 633 - Clinical Education I
  •  PTH 634 - Clinical Education II
  •  PTH 655 - Teaching & Learning
  •  PTH 790 - Clinical Research I
  •  PTH 792B - Clinical Decision Making in Advanced Therapeutic Exercise
  •  PTH 832 - Clinical Education IV
  •  PTH 890 - Clinical Research II
  •  PTH 894 - Issues and Practice in Women's Health Physical Therapy
  •  PTH 932 - Clinical Education V     
  
Degrees and Universities
Doctor of Health Science, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
M.S. in Physical Therapy, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
B.S. in Exercise and Health Science, Alma College, Alma, Michigan

Certifications

Certificate in Gerontology, Center for Aging and Community, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Survivorship Training and Rehab Certified Clinician, Oncology Rehab Partners, LLC. 
Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University

Association Memberships/Offices Held

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association
  • Education Section and Special Interest Group of Clinical Education, APTA
  • Special Interest Group - Clinical Education, MPTA
  • Section on Women's Health, APTA
  • Section on Orthopedics, APTA
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA
  • Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA
  • Past-Editor, Shorelines, Membership Newsletter, MPTA

Honors and Recognitions

*President's Award, Michigan Physical Therapy Association, 2012
*Sigma Phi Omega National Academic Honors and Professional Society for Gerontology in Higher Education,   Delta Mu Chapter, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
*Diamond Award, Michigan Society of Association Executives, Print Newsletter, Budget less than $1 Million, Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Karen E. H. Grossnickle, M.S., P.T., Shorelines Newsletter, September 2009.
* Professional Development Award, Faculty Center for Excellence, Central Michigan University, 2003
* Phi Beta Kappa
* Omicron Delta Kappa
* Kees Goebel Medical Award for Professional Excellence, 1993

Publications

Perkins J, Boyer A, McLeish A, Grossnickle K. Idiopathic scoliosis and pelvic floor dysfunction. International   Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 2012;19(2): 106-110.  
Hammer, R. L.., Perkins, J., Grossnickle, K. E.H. (2008) Exercise in Pregnancy.  In N. Gleicher, U. Elkayam, M.I. Evans, R. M. Galbraith, S.A. Gall, & B. M. Sibai, (Eds), Principles and practice of medical therapy in pregnancy.  Chicago: TM-Publishing. (no longer in publication)

Research Poster Presentations


Riepen K, Grossnickle, K, Mostrom E. "Using a Visual Activity Schedule for Schol-based Physical Therapy to Improve Transitions between Activities for a 5-year-old Child with Severe Autism." Poster presentation accepted and presented for 2015 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, Indiana. February 7, 2015.

Warsinske A, Grossnickle K. "A Multi-Treatment Approach for a Patient with Chronic Venous Insufficiency Ulcers and a Failed Skin Substitute Allograft." Poster Presentation accepted and presented for 2015 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, Indiana. February 5, 2015.

Myers M., Denovich K., Grossnickle, K. "A Comparison of Pelvic Floor Muscle Responsiveness in Nulliparous Young Women With and Without Asthma."  Poster presentation at 2011 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.  February 9-12, 2011.
 
Myers M., Denovich K., Grossnickle, K. "A Comparison of Pelvic Floor Muscle Responsiveness in Nulliparous Young Women With and Without Asthma."  Poster presentation at 2010 Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Meetings, Thompsonville, MI.  October 15-16, 2010.

Denovich K, Myers M, Grossnickle K. Central Michigan University. "The Responsiveness of Pelvic Floor Musles Among Young Women With and Without Asthma." Poster presentation at 2010 Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Meetings, Thompsonville, Michigan. October 15-19, 2010.
 
Grossnickle, K.  Central Michigan University.  "Use of a Flexicurve Measurement Instrument As One Outcome Measure For A Female With Osteoporosis."  Poster presentation at 2008 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Nashville, Tennessee, February 6-9, 2008.
Epstein NM, Capehart G, Grossnickle, K, Mostrom E. Central Michigan University. "Extending Student Dialogue and Learning in Physical Therapy Clinical Education: Using BlackboardTMas an Adjunct to an Interactive Internship Model." Poster presentation at National Clinical Education Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, September 2004.
 
Epstein NM, Capehart G, Grossnickle, K, Mostrom E. Central Michigan University. "Extending Student Dialogue and Learning in Physical Therapy Clinical Education: Using BlackboardTMas an Adjunct to an Interactive Internship Model." Poster Presentation presented at 2004 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, and February 4-8, 2004.
 
Grossnickle, KE. MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare, Clare, MI. "Physical Therapy Intervention for a Woman Following Radical Vulvectomy Secondary to Cancer of the Vulva." Poster presentation presented at the 2002 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Boston, Massachusetts, and February 22, 2002.
 

Research Areas

Clinical Education 
Women's and Men's Health Issues - Pelvic Health, Clinical Measurements for Lymphedema 
Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

Clinical Practice Areas

Orthopedics, Women's and Men's Health Issues - especially pelvic floor dysfunction, pain, and incontinence, Manual Therapy