Island Sports has earned a great reputation with Huntington Hospital, St. Catherine’s, St Charles, Good Samaritan, and Mather Hospital. We work closely with all local high school athletes from Commack, Northport, John Glenn, Kings Park, and Half Hollow Hills. We proudly provide care for NYFD, NYPD, SCPD, NCPD members, as well as our local Volunteer Fire Departments and local EMS workers.
Robert Ciani, MSPT, Director
Robert attended Towson State University and received his B.S in Biology. He completed his professional training at Touro College and received a B.S in Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He started his professional career with Island Sports in 2000 and has been with the company for 22 years. He began his career at our Glen Cove location and earned the title of assistant director. He then became the director at Island Sports of Huntington. He later earned the directorship at Island Sports of East Northport, where he is presently. He enjoys working with the orthopedic population especially young athletes. He likes to work with all joint replacement patients, restoring function to improve their quality of life. Outside of the clinic Robert enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing golf and working in his vegetable garden.
Chiara (Charlie) DeRiso, DPT
Charlie is a board certified licensed physical therapist that received her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in disability and developmental studies in 2017 from Stony Brook University and returned to Stony Brook to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. While Charlie’s experience ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics, she has considerable experience and knowledge in Dance medicine and dance technique and hopes to further pursue this specialty as she embarks on her professional journey with ISPT. Outside of the clinic, Charlie enjoys weight lifting, soulcycle, and reading.
Graceanne Lopez, DPT
Graceanne Lopez is a board certified licensed Physical Therapist that received her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Adelphi University in 2017. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. She has experience working with all age groups and has considerable knowledge treating populations that present with neurological and orthopedic conditions. She is highly motivated in continuing her education and plans on receiving a number of specialty certifications in the near future including her Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and her Clinical Specialist Certificate in orthopedic rehabilitation (OCS). Outside the clinic, Graceanne enjoys exercising, spending quality time with family/friends, and traveling.
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