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About Robert Friberg

Dr. Friberg began his tenure as a professor at GA-PCOM on June 1, 2017. Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Friberg taught in a variety of physical therapist education programs in Texas, Oklahoma and Iowa. His credits include developing a physical therapist education program at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. During that time, he became acquainted with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine philosophy and techniques. He has integrated this philosophy and these skills into his practice of physical therapy.

During his career, Dr. Friberg has focused on assisting those struggling with spinal pain. He has participated in clinical practice for more than three decades and he has owned three outpatient physical therapy practices. Dr. Friberg is certified as a Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) and as a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT).He is also a licensed professional counselor, providing him with the knowledge and skills to serve as the program's Director of Faculty and Student Development.

Positions

Present Director of Faculty and Student Development, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
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Present Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Outstanding Research Nominee, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • 2014 Item Writers Hall of Fame, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • 2013 Outstanding Service Award, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • 2012 Academy of Item Writers Award, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • 2009 Outstanding Service Award, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • 2000 Louise Lynch Distinguished Lecturer, University of Oklahoma Program in Physical Therapy

Courses

  • Musculoskeletal Examination, Evaluation and Intervention I and II
  • Clinical Kinesiology I and II


Contact Information

P: 770-682-2314

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Conferences and Presentations (9)