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Sean Griech, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT

Assistant Professor

Chappuis Hall 22


Dr. Griech is an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He earned his BS in physical therapy from Daemen College and his transitional DPT from Shenandoah University. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in leadership at Alvernia University.

Dr. Griech is a board certified orthopedic specialist (OCS), a certified orthopedic manual therapist (COMT), and has successfully completed his certificate of competence in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University. 

Clinical Experience/Expertise

Dr. Griech has practiced extensively in outpatient physical therapy, most recently at Lehigh Valley Health Network. While there, he maintained a busy patient care schedule while managing several sites. He also helped to develop the standards of care for Lehigh Valley Health Network's Concussion Center.

Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Griech’s teaching responsibilities are primarily in the first year of the curriculum. He directs the Differential Diagnosis and Intervention series of courses, PT 540, 541, and 640. He also supervises students in the outpatient pro bono clinic in Clinical Reasoning 1, PT  660, and mentors student research activities in Research 1 through 4, PT 650 through 653 respectively. Additionally, Dr. Griech co-teaches the Musculoskeletal series of courses (PT 530, 531, and 630) with Dr. Karagiannopoulos.

Scholarship/Research Interests

Dr. Griech’s research interests include: (1) effectiveness of manual therapy; (2) leadership, particularly as it relates to student outcomes; and (3) injury prevention in runners.

Dr. Griech has lectured both regionally and nationally on topics of manual therapy and differential diagnosis. In addition, he is very active within the Federal State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). He has held several appointments for the FSBPT, most recently as a board elected member of the Item Writing Task Force. He has also been honored by the FSBPT by being nominated to the academy of advanced item writers.


Dr. Griech grew up in western Pennsylvania, and is a huge fan of all Pittsburgh sports.  In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and three children.