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Dr. David Griswold, PhD, DPT, COMT, CMP, CIDN


David is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Youngstown State University (YSU) in Youngstown, OH. David received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from YSU and completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Therapy from NOVA Southeastern University in 2017. David holds three nationally recognized certifications in orthopedic manual therapy. {Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP), Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), and Certified Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN)} David has 10 years of dry needling experience and has taught over 65 courses across the nation for the Integrative Dry Needling concept. His scholarship accomplishments include 4 published journal articles with contributions to an edited orthopedic textbook. His current research agenda is focused on the physiological mechanisms and clinical outcomes from dry needling for orthopedic related spinal conditions.

Publications:

  • Griswold D, Kolber, M, Learman K, Cleland, J. A Pragmatically Applied Cervical and Thoracic Non-thrust Mobilizations versus Thrust Manipulation for Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. J Ortho Spor Phys Ther.
  • Griswold, D., Learman, K., O’Halloran, B., & Cleland, J. (2015). A preliminary study comparing the use of cervical/upper thoracic mobilization and manipulation for individuals with mechanical neck pain. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 23(2), 75-83.
  • Griswold, D., Rockwell, K., Killa, C., Maurer, M., Landgraff, N., & Learman, K. (2015). Establishing the reliability and concurrent validity of physical performance tests using virtual reality equipment for community-dwelling healthy elders. Disability and rehabilitation, 37(12), 1097-1101.
  • Schomacher J, Gattermeier A, Griswold D, Learman K. Manuelle Traktion entfernt die Gelenkflächen in der Schulter: eine Beobachtungsstudie (Manual traction separates the joint surfaces in the shoulder: an observation study). Pt_Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten. 2014;66:22-32.

Current dry needling research project:

  • Griswold, D. A Comparison of Cervical-cranial Dry Needling with Orthopedic Manual Therapy to the Cervical Spine for Cervicogenic Headache: A Multi-Center RCT with 1-Year Follow-up. Data Collection
  • Griswold, D., Learman, K. Gargano, F. A randomized clinical trial comparing a semi-standardized non-thrust manipulation and local/segmental dry needling on pain, disability, and rate of recovery for patients with non-specific low back pain. Under Review
  • Griswold, D., Learman, K. Gargano, F. A randomized clinical trial comparing a semi-standardized non-thrust manipulation and local/segmental dry needling on pain, disability, and rate of recovery for patients with non-specific low back pain. Under Review
  • Griswold, D., Almond, A. Tiso, M. A Comprehensive Clinical Model for Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome. Data Collection