Charles S. Ottavio, PT
Charles S. Ottavio, PT


Chuck’s Background

Chuck is committed to helping patients achieve their maximum potential – a mission he began 40 years ago. He knows that no two patients are alike and has mastered a broad range of techniques to ensure he can restore your physical function. He has the expertise to bring relief and restore mobility to kids, adults and those enjoying their golden years. He takes pride in his work and has a natural ability to make patients feel at ease, which helps them recover faster.

Chuck’s whole body approach incorporates a variety of manual techniques, modalities, progressive exercises, and education. He is eager to learn the latest treatment techniques as part of his quest to deliver solutions for every patient. His current mastery level studies with the Jones Institute and the Counterstrain Academy are evidence of his advanced knowledge.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Niagara University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in physical therapy from Tuskegee Institute. Chuck is a leader in the field, having been a director of physical therapy departments in hospitals, nursing homes, and private clinics. He has lectured on back injury prevention, fall prevention, and osteoporosis for industry and civic groups and has held postural screenings for congressional groups and schools.

Outside of work Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and cheering on his favorite team – the New Orleans Saints.

Professional Credentials

Continuing Education (selected): Integrated Manual Therapy coursework; Joint Mobilization Techniques; Myofascial Release Techniques; Visceral Mobilization Techniques; Manual Therapy of the Extremities, Manual Therapy of the Spine – Sorlandets Institute; Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine – Maitland Approach; Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine – McKenzie Approach; Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Upper and Lower Extremities; Body Mechanics and Injury Prevention – American Back School.