Meet the Therapists of Tri-State Physical Therapy
Christopher Carcia, PhD, PT, OCS, SCS

Christopher Carcia, PhD, PT, OCS, SCS received his BS in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 1989, a MS in Orthopaedic/Sport Physical Therapy from the Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1999 and a PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 2002.

Prior to pursuing his PhD, Chris was the director of an orthopaedic/sports physical therapy clinic in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut area for 10 years. He is a Certified Specialist in both Orthopaedics and Sports as recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Chris has published numerous articles in national and international peer reviewed journals including: Journal of Orthopaedic & Sport Physical Therapy, Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Physical Therapy in Sport, Clinical Biomechanics, Foot & Ankle International, Journal of Motor Behavior, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of Athletic Training and the Journal of Sport Science and Medicine. Similarly, he has presented his research at several national and international scientific meetings.

In addition to practicing part-time at the Seven Fields Office of Tri-State Physical Therapy, Chris is a full-time Associate Professor and serves as the Department Chair of the Physical Therapy program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Chris teaches coursework in the doctor of physical therapy program pertaining to kinesiology, orthopaedic physical therapy and therapeutic modalities. He also advises graduate students who are pursuing their PhDs in the Health Sciences. In addition to his teaching and scholarship responsibilities at Duquesne, Chris serves as the faculty advisor to the University's Cycling Team.

His research interests include identifying and implementing intervention strategies with the intent to reduce female anterior cruciate ligament injuries. His clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of knee, shoulder, ankle injuries and those associated with cycling and running.