Dr. Chatto has 35 years of physical therapy clinical experience in acute and critical care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, and home health with adults and pediatrics. She has 27 years of academic experience, with Emerita status at Augusta University since 2021. Her clinical and educational experience includes, for the last 10 years, work in Haiti with Global Therapy Group and currently with the Episcopal University of Haiti.

In her career, Dr. Chatto has been honored with Outstanding Faculty, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding Clinical Educator awards. And in 2017, was chosen to participate in the Harvard-Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions.

Her research areas are focused on the most effective physical therapy interventions to drive neuroplasticity, especially with patients with Parkinson’s Disease. She is also involved in scholarship of teaching and learning, with a focus on both neuroanatomy and the development of compassion in physical therapy education.

And whenever possible, she loves hiking in the forest.

PhD Applied Neuroscience, Union Institute and University, 2008
MS Neurologic Physical Therapy, Medical College of Georgia, 1999
BS Physical Therapy, Boston University, 1987
Graduate Certificate in Global Health Practice, Johns Hopkins University, 2020

Selected Publications
Chatto, C. A., York, P. Slade, C.P., Hasson, S. M. Use of a Motion Capture System to Enhance a Home Exercise Program for a Person with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Report. JNPT, 2018; 42:22-29.

Chatto, C. A., Algood, P. PTNOW Clinical Summary for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.http://www.ptnow.org/clinical-summaries-detail/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als, published June 6, 2017. Invited author

Selected Presentations
Cook, C., Chatto, C., Hogan, V. Use of LSVT BIG® to Improve Dance Performance in an Individual with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Study. APTA Georgia IMPACT conference, October 25, 2020. Poster Presentation.

Chatto, C., Klein, C. The Effectiveness of an Abdominal Binder for Improving Respiratory Function In Two Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 13th Annual Meeting of Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium, October 22-24, 2014. Poster Presentation.

Chatto, C., Jaffe, L. Building a Brain: Development of a Neuroanatomy Educational Application. American Physical Therapy Association NEXT conference, Charlotte, NC, June, 2014. Poster Presentation-received Special Recognition, including shown in virtual poster hall with discussion board on Conference website.

Chatto, C., Tankersley, J. The Development of a Physical Therapy Education Program in Haiti: Steps Along an Unfinished Journey. NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference and Expo, San Diego, CA, May, 2014. Poster Presentation.

Invited Lectures
Physical Therapy Education in the United States and Chinese Physical Therapy Education. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Undergraduate Program for Rehabilitation Therapeutics. Spoke to Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists. Shanghai, China, October 29, 2019.

Interprofessional Care of patients with ALS, Ukraine Society of Ergotherapists, First International Conference on Occupational Therapy, with Stephanie Johnson, Augusta University Occupational Therapy faculty member. Kiev, Ukraine, October 4, 2019.

  • Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • Neuroscience




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