Karen Grossnickle, PT, MS
  • Karen_Grossnickle_headshot_sizedforwebPosition: Assistant Professor/Regional Clinical Coordinator
  • Department: School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Campus Address: 1238 Health Professions Building
  • Phone: 989-774-2858
  • Email: gross1ke@cmich.edu
  • Courses:
    PTH 646 - Patient Care II
    PTH 790 - Clinical Research I
    PTH 890 - Clinical Research II
    PTH 832 - Clinical Education IV
    PTH 894 - Issues and Practice In Women's Health Physical Therapy
    PTH 932 - Clinical Education V
Degrees and Universities
Enrolled, Doctor of Health Science, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Enrolled, Certificate in Gerontology, Center for Aging and Community, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) Certified Clinician, Oncology Rehab Partners, LLC. 
Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
M.S. in Physical Therapy, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
B.S. In Exercise and Health Sciences - Alma College, Alma, MI
Association Memberships/Offices Held
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association
  • Education Section and Special Interest Group of Clinical Education, APTA
  • Section on Women's Health, APTA
  • Section on Orthopedics, APTA
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA
  • Advanced Clinical Instructor, APTA
  • Michigan Special Interest Group for Clinical Education, MPTA
  • 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, IN
*Diamond Award, Michigan Society of Association Executives, Print Newsletter, Budget less than $1 Million, Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Editor, 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.
 
Research Poster Presentations
 
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.
 
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 BlackboardTM as 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 BlackboardTM as 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 Health Issues
Clinical Practice Interests: Orthopedics, Woman's Health Issues, Female and Male Pelvic Pain and Incontinence, Manual Therapy