IPNFA Certified PNF Therapist
Christina graduated from Elon University with a B.S. in Exercise Sports Science. She then attended Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, graduating in 2012. She started her career with a passion for working with patients with neurological injuries, and spent her first 2+ years as a PT at a level one trauma center in Washington DC. She moved to outpatient orthopedic and neurological clinics before getting accepted into Kaiser Permanente’s PNF certification program, where she spent most of a year becoming an International PNF Association Certified PNF Therapist. She recently became certified as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist through Evidence in Motion’s certification program, with the goal of improving the community’s understanding of chronic pain and preventing and treating chronic pain issues.
Christina stumbled into pelvic health after realizing how impactful treating the pelvic floor is on the rest of the musculoskeletal system. Her passion for addressing pelvic floor dysfunction was further fueled when she realized how few medical professionals took the time to listen and help the underlying problem.
Christina’s road to becoming a Physical Therapist and to live in Hawaii started around the same time. Originally from Florida, she fell in love with Hawaii while taking a Hawaiian history class, allowing her to travel between the islands. Only after moving to the Big Island did she realize that a discussion with her Hawaiian History professor in a restaurant in Kona led her down her ultimate path to PT school. Her goal since then has been to be a Physical Therapist in Hawaii. She finally was able to make her dream of becoming a part of and serving the local community over 12 years later. Christina is thrilled to be a part of a practice that supports women, with a goal of increasing community knowledge of general wellness, pelvic dysfunction and pain.