ELIZABETH CHAFFIN PT, DPT, ATC
Director of Clinical Education
Dr. Elizabeth Chaffin joined the PCOM faculty in January 2022. Dr. Chaffin has worked
in the field of rehabilitation for over 25 years as a physical therapist and athletic
trainer. During the course of her career, she has participated in many aspects and
settings of physical therapy from acute care to orthopedics, sports medicine and geriatric
rehabilitation and in a variety of settings from hospital to school and university,
home health and professional athletics.
Her main focus has been in the fields of sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation
working with a range of athletes from the weekend warrior to college and professional
with an emphasis on adolescent athletic injuries and rehabilitation. Her areas of
specialty include tennis medicine, SI joint dysfunction, lower extremity biomechanics,
non-operative rehabilitation of athletic pubalgia and running injuries. Over the course
of her career, she has worked in the high school, college and professional setting.
She had a sports medicine and rehabilitation practice for several years specializing
in treating complex biomechanical injuries or the “biomechanical messes” as she fondly
likes to call them. She was also the manager of medical services for the United States
Tennis Association where she oversaw the medical care for over 600 international athletes
and the medical services at over 100 elite junior and professional tennis events per
Dr. Chaffin brings all her experience to her role in clinical education.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts Lowell (2006)
- Master of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1993)
- Bachelor of Science, Trinity College (1989)
- National Athletic Trainers Association Certified Athletic Trainer (1990)