Karen Grossnickle

  • Position: Assistant Professor/Director of Clinical Education
  • Department: Physical Therapy Department
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1219
  • Phone: 989-774-2858
  • Email: gross1ke@cmich.edu
Courses: 
  •  PTH 617 - Clinical Pathophysiology I & Pharm I
  •  PTH 633 - Clinical Education I
  •  PTH 634 - Clinical Education II
  •  PTH 790 - Clinical Research I
  •  PTH 832 - Clinical Education IV
  •  PTH 845 - Clinical Decision Making in Advanced Therapeutic Exercise
  •  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
  • Academy of Physical Therapy Education
  • Special Interest Group - Clinical Education, MPTA
  • Section on Women's Health, APTA
  • Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Section on Orthopedics, APTA
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA
  • Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA
  • Past-Editor, Shorelines, Membership Newsletter, MPTA

Honors and Recognitions

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Central Michigan University, 2017-2018
  • 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
Grossnickle K.E.H, Wiley S, Zipple J.T, Kegerreis S. Experiences of physical therapist working with women with chronic pelvic pain: a phenomenological qualitative study. J of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 2019:43(2) (to be published April/June 2019). 

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 Allogra ft ." 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, Ml. October 15-16, 2010.

Denovich K, Myers M, Grossnickle K. Central Michigan University. "The Responsiveness of Pelvic Floor Muscles 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, Ml. "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
Women's and Men's Health Issues - Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

Clinical Practice Areas

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