Christina graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Biology from the Richard Stockton College of NJ in 2000. She went on to earn her Masters of Physical Therapy degree in 2002 receiving the program’s first “Award for Clinical Excellence” as well as the College’s “Award of Distinction”. She then returned to Stockton to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009.
Since graduating in 2002, Christina has practiced in a number of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics, and home care; though her clinical focus throughout has been primarily towards orthopedics. She has extensive experience in post-op shoulder, knee & hip diagnoses as well as treatment of lumbopelvic and sacroiliac dysfunctions.
Christina has taken an abundance of continuing education courses during her years of clinical experience and is certified in a number of areas. She is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars. And is also an assistant instructor for Great Lakes, participating in clinical instruction for fellow PTs. She is certified as an LSVT BIG provider, a program designed for patient’s with Parkinson’s disease. She is certified in SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) as well is a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner (CKTP).
Christina is also a Matter of Balance Master Trainer. This is a community-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. She is also a certified clinical instructor and has supervised over a dozen physical therapy students throughout her career.
Christina believes that the most important aspect of physical therapy is “listening to your patient” both verbally and non-verbally!