Nicholas Rodio, PT, DPT


Department of Physical Therapy
University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4586
Office: Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 516
Voice: (570) 941-4156
Email :

B.S., University of Scranton
DPT, University of Scranton

Courses Taught

PT 702L Basic Patient Management Lab
PT 704/704L Therapeutic Exercise + Lab

PT 782/783 Grand Rounds I

PT 731/731L Pediatric PT

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Normal/Abnormal development of motor skills
  • Concussions: Children and adults
  • Clinical Education
  • Functional exercise: Pediatrics and adults
  • The overhead throwing athlete: Children and adults

Professional Activities

Publications and Presentations (Within 10 years)


Brown P, Christiansen N, Grimes A, Harte M, Rodio N. “Impact of kinesiology tape on impairments and function in pediatric spinal pathologies: A systematic review.” June 2020. APTA NEXT Conference Virtual. 

James C, Frank D, Ziegler K, Kosik S, Rodio N, Hakim R.  “The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Balance and Mobility in Children with Cerbral Palsy- A Systematic Review”.  January 2019. Combined Sections Meeting. Washington, D.C. 


University/Department Service

  • PT Dept. Strategic Planning Committee, 2018-present
  • PT Dept. Assessment Committee, 2018-present
  • Faculty Mentor: Women’s Softball team, 2018-present
  • Faculty Facilitator for IPEC Collaborative Care Summit
  • University of Scranton’s Leahy Community Health and Family Center Physical Therapy: Faculty Advisor

Community Service

  • Scranton Lions Club: Dream Game Co-chair
  • Ubaldo Society: Board Representative
  • Family of St. Anthony: Board Representative, 2012-present
  • Jenny’s Closet: Food bank/delivery, 2018-present
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