BIOGRAPHY

CARRIE DE CHIARA, Physical Therapist

Carrie De Chiara Physical Therapist and Pilates PractitionerCarrie De Chiara, MS, PT, has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2000. She pursued her undergraduate studies in NYC at CUNY Hunter College, and graduated from Manhattan's Touro College, with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy.

At CUNY Hunter College, Carrie was selected to participate in the NYU Rusk Institute's renowned internship program. While working toward her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy, Carrie pioneered the honors research program at Touro College by conducting a clinical research study examining the effects of Strain-Counterstrain therapy on strength and pain. Upon her graduation from Touro College, Carrie was honored with the Maimonides award, recognizing her for demonstrating the highest professional ideals.

Carrie presented her Strain-Counterstrain research findings at the APTA Combined Sections meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in 2001, and in 2004 published an article titled, "Reliability, Validity and Effectiveness of Strain-Counterstrain" in the Journal of Manual Manipulative Medicine.

Carrie practiced physical therapy at NYC's Mount Sinai Hospital, treating patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, as well as working in outpatient orthopedics. During that time, she also served as an adjunct professor at Touro College.

In 2004 Carrie relocated to South Florida, where she currently practices physical therapy and Pilates rehabilitation and fitness. She was initially certified by the Pilates Institute of America in 2005 and subsequently completed the Transitional Training Program with Polestar Pilates in 2007. Carrie has extensive training in Craniosacral therapy, somatoemotional release, as well as many other manual therapeutic specialties. She has particular interests and experience in treating prenatal and postpartum patients, spine pathologies, and orthopedic conditions.