College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Michael Chiacchiero
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy

Michael Chiacchiero
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 5N Room 205
Phone : 718.982.3153
Fax : 718.982.2984

Degrees :
Massachusetts General Hospital, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Biography / Academic Interests :
Since beginning his career as a physical therapist in 1995, Dr. Chiacchiero has treated patients throughout the health care continuum beginning in the Acute Care Hospital through Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Therapy, Home Care, and Skilled Nursing Facilities.  He has also worked in a Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic, Vestibular Clinic, and was Director of the Day Rehabilitation and Chronic Pain Management Clinics. After beginning his teaching career as an adjunct professor in 2000, Dr. Chiacchiero became an Assistant Professor in 2008.  His teaching expertise includes Prosthetics and Orthotics, Neurological Rehabilitation and Vestibular Rehabilitation.  His research interests include Balance and Falls in the Elderly and Motor Imagery.

Scholarship / Publications :
1)  Chiacchiero, M; Hazan, N; Kronenberg, J; Maskaron, J.  Lower extremity strength     
and balance - A comparison of fallers and non-fallers.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. July/September, 2012.  Volume 28, Number 3, 182–189

2) Chiacchiero, M; Dressely, B; Silva, U; DeLosReyes, R; Vorik, B.  The relationship between Range of Movement, Flexibility, and Balance in the Elderly.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. April/June 2010. 26(2):148-155

3) Chiacchiero, M.  Patellofemoral Syndrome motor task interventions evaluated.  The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine.  December, 2009, Pages 493-494