Joseph Guarini, PT, DPT
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy, CUNY College of Staten Island
- Sports Medicine
Joseph “Joe” Guarini, PT, DPT is a physical therapist and clinical director of Professional Physical Therapy in Hazlet, NJ. Joe grew up in Staten Island, NY and later attended CUNY College of Staten Island, receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2018. Joe absorbed knowledge from the best and believes that communication and patient education are some of the most valuable keys to excellent healthcare. He has treated all types of orthopedic conditions and has been known to facilitate incredible changes with his evidence based treatment plans, and with a great pair of hands for manual therapy. Whether your goals are to build strength, get rid of that nagging injury, or to get back on the field, Joe believes that physical therapy offers the answers and the tools to be able to achieve them. He has worked primarily in outpatient settings after achieving CUNY’s “Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy” and “Award for Outstanding Service.” Joe has worked in the hospital and outpatient setting where he has treated numerous back, hip, knee, shoulder and foot surgery patients, as well as the larger population of non-operative conditions. He understands the journey that patients go through during the rehabilitation process and loves to work with them to manage expectations along the way towards achieving their goals. Joe is an avid sports fan and power-lifter, enjoying all types of recreational sports and treating the athletic injuries that come with the active population. Joe prides himself in not only managing symptoms, but locating and addressing the root cause of pain and disabling injuries.
Cristina Chiacchiero, PT, DPT
- Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, College of Staten Island
- Bachelor's Degree, Chemical Engineering
- Physical Therapy
- Pelvic Floor
Went to college for engineering because I wanted to help people, however something was missing. I wanted to be hands on helping people and see the difference I was making. Cristina completed three clinical rotations in outpatient settings, where she built her PT toolbelt, treating a caseload of orthopedic and vestibular patients. In her final rotation she found her true passion treating pelvic floor patients and became certified as a Pelvic Floor Specialist through Herman & Wallace. She loves giving women the tools to be able to reclaim their independence and freedom. She especially enjoys working with antepartum and postpartum women, addressing issues such as diastasis recti, incontinence, prolapse, back and pelvic pain. She takes all systems into consideration when developing a treatment plan including respiratory, digestive, and neuromuscular and truly believes physical therapy requires assessment from head to toe.
Nathaniel Santos, PT, DPT
- Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Seton Hall University
My name is Dr. Nathaniel Santos. I am a physical therapist at the Professional Physical Therapy location in Hazlet. I have experience treating LBP, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, and post-op surgical patients.