Meet the Team
Dr. David Novatnak
Dr. David Novatnak was born in Beaver Meadows, a town outside of Hazleton. He graduated high school from MMI Prep in Freeland PA. and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has practiced in Pottsville since receiving his degree.
Dr. Novatnak has continued his studies after graduation. He has completed studies in Peripheral Vascular Disease, impairment and disability rating, worksite analysis and industrial consulting. He is Certified in MedX Strength Testing and Exercise from the University of Florida, Department of Exercise Science and is a Certified Exercise Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Novatnak has completed all the hours necessary for Diplomate status in both orthopedics and rehabilitation.
Dr. Novatnak is a former Post Graduate Parker College of Chiropractic instructor. He is Certified in Spinal Trauma by the Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences. He created and taught a Pennsylvania Bar approved program for attorneys on whiplash and low speed collisions. His law suit Doctors’ Choice Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation v Travelers is the current case law concerning certain aspects of peer review under the Pennsylvania Auto Law.
Dr. Novatnak receives many referrals from medical doctors throughout the community. He is presently a principal in launching a new specialty in the chiropractic field, a Primary Spine Care Specialist. This certification would make it easier for medical doctors to recognize chiropractors with specific education and practice standards.
With his knowledge base and experience, Dr. Novatnak is uniquely qualified. He has helped many Schuylkill County residents with their spinal, joint, muscle and nerve diseases and injuries.
When not taking care of patients or doing volunteer work for the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, he can often be found in bowling center or on a golf course. He resides in Cressona with his wife and two children.
Dr. Dawn-Marie Grose
Dr. Dawn-Marie Grose is a licensed chiropractor serving Schuylkill County. Dr. Dawn was born and raised in Schuylkill County. She grew up in Brownsville, just outside of Shenandoah. She was educated in the Shenandoah Valley school district. Dr. Dawn then attended Marywood University, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Biology. From there, she went on to earn herDoctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College in 2006. She continues her learning with many continuing education opportunities, like her certification in the soft tissue technique called, Graston. Dr. Dawn has also had training in biofeedback, nutritional support, and strapping techniques. Dr. Dawn serves the needs of our patients in many aspects at our office, as chiropractor, therapist, and by taking radiographs. She enjoys working with all ages, but her gentler techniques are especially helpful for children and the elderly. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with the patients in a way they can understand, which allows them to participate more in their journey to better health.
Dr. Grose currently resides in Frackville, where she lives with her husband and two girls. When she is not taking care of patients, she is relaxing by spending quality time with her family and friends.
Glicelyn Pascual was born and raised in the Philippines. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila, Philippines. One day decided to try her luck in USA and was able to meet all the requirements and passed the State Board of Physical Therapy. And now has been with Doctor’s Choice Physical Medicine and Rehab since 2009.
For her learning is a continuous process, she continuously attends continuing education courses and seminars in order to learn new techniques and strategies in dealing with patients. Using this knowledge base Glicelyn has been able to set goals and progress patients towards a more rewarding and independent life with various exercises, functional skill trainings and therapeutic program. Glicelyn not only has done exceptionally as a clinician, but proven to be dedicated, diligent and devoted as a physical therapist.
She maintains a healthy lifestyle, fond of hiking and loves spending time with her family exploring what Pennsylvania and USA has to offer.