MEET OUR STAFF
Carly Chiarella, PT, DPT // Clinic Director
EXCEL Franklin, 406 Route 23 North, Suite 4, Franklin, NJ, 07416
P: 973-657-2800 // F: 973-814-4777
NJ PT License # 40QA01822200
Carly Chiarella is Sussex County native who has returned to her roots to help the people of her community return to the activities they love. She attended Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta and went on to earn her Bachelor of Art degree at Rowan University. Carly earned her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy with Interprofessional Honors Distinction from the University of New England in Portland, Maine. During her graduate studies, she conducted research on chronic pain, leading a volunteer program at the local memory care unit, and instructing adaptive snowboarding.
Carly became interested in physical therapy after sustaining an overuse injury as a competitive dancer in high school. She found herself enjoying learning how the body functions and all the great things the body can do when given the right tools. A physical therapy career allows Carly to combine her love of fitness and helping people achieve their goals.
With her background in dance, mountain biking, and fitness, Carly enjoys working with athletes of all ages. She has taken multiple return to play ACL courses as well as dance medicine seminars. Carly is a certified pain free performance specialist and is also certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, which utilizes specific movement patterns to find the sources of pain and movement dysfunction. Carly is a certified Bike Fitter, which allows her to work with cyclists of all levels to get them back on their bike pain free.
When working with patients, she considers her and her patient as part of a team that is actively working to optimize function, reduce pain, and achieve individual goals to allow them to return to their activities better than before. During her free time, you can find Carly at the gym, riding a bike, sliding on a snowboard, taking photos, or crafting.