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Michael Groman PT, DPT

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    Position: Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

    Department: Physical Therapy

    Office: Stokes Athletics Center 229

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    About Dr. Michael Groman


    • BS Biology, Saint Francis College
    • MPT Master of Physical Therapy, Gannon University
    • DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy, Temple University 


    Dr. Groman received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from Saint Francis University (College) in 1991. He went on to earn his Master of Physical Therapy degree at Gannon University in 1994. Dr. Groman received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University in 2009. He has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist, serving as the manager of rehabilitation services at Punxsutawney Area Hospital for 15 years. Dr. Groman has experience treating a variety of acute in-patient, post-operative orthopedic, respiratory and vestibular diagnoses. He also managed Punxsutawney Area Hospital’s out-patient clinic where he performed out-patient services on a wide variety of diagnoses with special interest in cervicogenic headaches and post-operative shoulder rehab. Dr. Groman joined the physical therapy faculty at Saint Francis University in 2015. He has served as an adjunct instructor for the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Saint Francis University for over 20 years. He is pursuing his DEd in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    • Teaching Activities
    • Professional Memberships
    • Peer Reviewed Presentations
    • Publications
    Teaching Activities
    • PT 510 Pathology & Differential Dx-CP
    • PT 521 PM 1-Cardiopulmonary
    • PT 522 Therapeutic Agents
    • PT 540 Pharmacology
    • PT 642 Teaching and Learning
    • PT 722 PM-9 Complex Patients
    • PT 740 Advanced Concepts in PT Practice 2 - Acute Care
    • OT 402 and OT 403 - Adjunct
    Professional Memberships
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Acute Care Section Member
    • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
    • Cardiopulmonary Section Member
    Peer Reviewed Presentations
    • Groman M & Paquett K. Leading Doctoral Students to Terminal Degree
      Success. Hawaii International Conference on Education. January 2019.
    • Binder J, Heim N, Kitchen B, Roberts E, Stillman S, Wiley A, Groman M.
      The Influence of Internal Oblique Strengthening on Expiratory Function of
      Division I Collegiate Female Track and Field Atheletes. PPTA Annual
      Conference. October 2018.
    • Groman M, Yeager R. Computer Simulations: Useful Tools to Improve
      Students’ Collaborative and Critical Thinking Skills at All Educational
      Levels. New England Educational Research Organization. May 2018.
    • Bednar M, Soroczynski A, Groman M, et al. Effectiveness of Land-based and Aquatic-based Exercises for Improving the Health Status of Individuals With Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review. J Aquatic Phys Ther. 2012;19(2):26-35.