Carrina Chin was born and raised in Rhode Island where she attended the University of Rhode Island (URI) as an undergraduate and graduate student. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science in 2014 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019.
During her graduate studies, Carrina volunteered in the URI Physical Therapy Department’s “Balance Group” and “Parkinson’s Group”, which were weekly exercise groups that aimed to help members of the community improve their balance and individuals with Parkinson’s Disease participate in exercise. She gained experience in conducting and presenting research, which involved working collaboratively with classmates and faculty on a 2-year-long research project called “Self-Rated Concussion Severity and Health Recommendation Adherence.” Carrina also had the opportunity to travel to Europe for two weeks where she learned about sports medicine and physical therapy in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Throughout her graduate career, Carrina has gained clinical experience in acute rehab, skilled nursing rehab, and outpatient orthopedics. She enjoys establishing positive interpersonal relationships with patients while helping them regain function and optimize their quality of life. Carrina is also a member of the APTA.
In her free time, Carrina likes to read, exercise, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog.