60 min session - $175
Your initial physical therapy examination will be an in-depth evaluation of your current injury. During this session, Christine will discuss your injury history, perform mobility and strength testing, explain what factors are contributing to your pathology, and provide treatment plan recommendations to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Based on the complexity of your condition, Christine may recommend 1-2 sessions per week for a series of weeks to address your impairments and/or limitations.
30 min session - $75
60 min session - $150
Physical Therapy follow-up sessions will include an integrative blend of hands-on manual interventions (i.e. mobilization of joint, nerve and/or soft tissue, neuromuscular facilitation, trigger point and active release techniques, Kineso Taping) as needed and progression of therapeutic exercise prescription when appropriate. Depending on the current stage of healing and/or complexity of your injury, a 30min or 60min session will be recommended.
Price varies per program
Perhaps you’re in an exercise rut, or don’t know what exercises you should be doing in order to reach your fitness goals. Christine will design an exercise program for you that can be done at home, while you’re traveling, or at your local gym. Christine will tailor the program to meet your goals while also being thoughtful of location, equipment, duration and frequency. Christine will review the program with you and provide you with written and photographed instructions for your reference.
Injury Risk Assessment
60min session - $175
Research has proven that the greatest predictor for injury is your previous history of injury. It is import to address faulty movement patterns before they become a reoccurring issue. The Injury Risk Assessment is designed to determine your body’s readiness to participate in athletic activities (i.e. gym routines, club sports, marathon training program, etc…). Christine will perform a full body analysis using the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). This unique system is specially designed to tease out kinetic chain deficits that are often overlooked and predispose individuals to injury. Christine will explain where your ‘weak links’ are and provide you with an exercise program to address such weakness. Team assessments available upon request.
Running Analysis Assessment
60 min session - $175
Analyzing running mechanics is a critical step towards solving running-related injuries. Improper form can contribute to recurring injuries and the inability to reach higher mileage or speed goals. During this assessment, Christine will discuss your running history (including past and current injuries) and future running goals, perform a full body mobility exam using the SFMA, assess your running shoes, and watch you run! Christine will discuss her findings in detail with you and provide you with running-specific exercises to improve your running form.
Price varies per lecture
Christine enjoys engaging with the community and sharing her knowledge with regards to injury prevention and management, strength and conditioning for athletic performance, and overall health and wellness. She has given lectures on a variety of topics for Cottage Hospital, UCSB, and Lululemon to name a few. If you’d like Christine to speak at your event, contact her via phone or email for more information.
Lecture Topics have included:
- Pilates for the Rehab Professional
- The Hips Don’t Lie – How to stay strong and avoid running related injuries
- We’re Rollin’ With It – How to use your foam roller
Christine is trained to evaluate and treat all orthopedic and sport-specific pathologies.
Her areas of specialties include, but are not limited to
cervical radiculopathy, general stiffness/pain, postural conditions, whiplash
impingement syndrome, bursitis, labrum pathologies (surgical and non-surgical cases), rotator cuff pathologies (surgical and non-surgical cases), multidirectional instability, swimmer’s shoulder
medial and lateral epicondylitis (golf and tennis elbow)
THORACIC AND LUMBAR SPINE
generalized back pain, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, post-operative discectomy or laminectomy, Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, postural conditions
Sciatica, piriformis syndrome, labrum pathologies (surgical and non-surgical cases), hamstring strains, osteoarthritic conditions and total hip replacement
runner’s knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis), MCL or LCL sprains, ACL reconstruction, meniscus pathologies (surgical and non-surgical cases), osteoarthritic conditions and total knee replacement
sprains and strains, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendonitis, calf strain, shin splints, osteoarthritic conditions
"Christine is by far the best physical therapist I have ever worked with. She never lets up, never gives up and best of all is my greatest champion. With her help I have regained great range of motion in a knee that has been through several surgeries. I have recommended her to several of my friends and family."
“Christine has been my physical therapist for a couple of years now and has helped me to prepare and recover from a knee replacement surgery as well as manage chronic back pain and prepare for a major back surgery. It was a blessing to find someone that is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent in her field, very empathetic and compassionate, committed to positive outcomes for the patients that she treats, and frankly is a pleasure to be around. Christine's approach to thoroughly understand my needs and expectations before creating a therapy plan made a significant difference in my preparation and recovery. She would listen to feedback and make alterations as needed to ensure that I had a reasonable exercise regimen that I could also perform while traveling. Her pleasant demeanor made me look forward to PT sessions rather than dread these visits. I highly recommend Christine for your physical therapy needs.”
“Christine has guided my recovery through two different injuries, knee and shoulder. Christine was able to rehab my knee to normalcy, but after some time with my shoulder, she told me that I was not responding appropriately to therapy and recommended that I see my doctor for further evaluation. She was right that I had a more serious problem going on and needed surgery. Post surgery, I went through rehabilitation with Christine and now have normal shoulder function. I was particularly impressed with Christine’s talent at targeting/adapting the rehabilitation rather than just applying boilerplate principals. In the case of my shoulder, I also appreciated that she did not waste time in Physical Therapy when she became suspicious that fixing the problem may require surgical interventions.”
“I work with Christine for both physical therapy and conditioning. She is simply the greatest! She is professional, conscientious and very pleasant to work with. My body would revolt if I did not have her to take care of my many aches and pains. I recommend her highly.”
“I saw Christine for knee pain. I love to run, and was sad that I couldn’t run as I used to. She listened to me and quickly found the problem, then gave me applicable exercises. I did those exercises, and can now run as far as I wish. Everything was quick and appropriate. I would trust Christine with any physical problem that can be corrected with physical therapy."