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Charles Ciccone, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Charles Ciccone currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.  He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1975, and his PhD in Physiology from Rutgers University in 1983.

After receiving his bachelor's degree in physical therapy, Dr. Ciccone practiced clinically for several years.  His primary clinical interest was in the rehabilitation of people with neurologic disorders, amputations, and spinal cord injuries. At Rutgers, his research focused on the physiological and pharmacological regulation of renal and cardiovascular function during exercise and in certain disease states.  As a faculty member at Ithaca College, his primary teaching areas include pharmacology, physiology, applied biomechanics, and evidence-based physical therapist practice.

Dr. Ciccone is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.  Dr. Ciccone currently serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Group of PT in Motion. He also served for 20 years as an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for Physical Therapy (Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association).  

Dr. Ciccone’s primary area of scholarship is pharmacology, and he has had extensive experience integrating pharmacology with physical rehabilitation.  He has published articles on various aspects of the physiological response to drug therapy, and he is the author of Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, a textbook designed for rehabilitation specialists. He has likewise compiled a resource for students and clinicians titled Davis’s Drug Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals.  Dr. Ciccone has done numerous presentations on the impact of drug therapy on rehabilitation, and he is currently involved in research to determine the clinical implications of prescription and over-the-counter drug use in patients receiving physical therapy.  


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