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Claire Gatchalian

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Clinical Instructor

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department



Claire Gatchalian graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1986.  Her clinical experience focused on out-patient physical therapy, primarily in orthopedics.  

Gatchalian has been an APTA-credentialed clinical instructor since 2001.  At Concentra, she co-developed and managed the student program for the Northeast Zone (NJ, PA, DE, MD, and VA) from 2004 to 2009.  She was awarded “Clinical Instructor of the Year” in 2005 by the New England PT Consortium.  In 2008, she completed a certification in manual therapy from the Manual Therapy Institute.  Furthermore, she advanced her skills in hand therapy by completion of Drexel University's UE certificate program in 2012.  

In addition to clinical exposure, Gatchalian's overall professional experience included management, program development, and colleague leadership.