Christine Colonna, MSPT
Christine has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Mercy College, and she specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and chronic pain. Christine has completed extensive training during her more than 15 year career in manual therapy and movement based therapy. Christine’s interest in holistic medicine led her to become certified in Yoga Tune Up®, Craniosacral, and The Barre Method, She also received training through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Health Coach. Her love of golf led her to become certified as a TPI Golf Medical Professional. Through her love of dance, Christine has created fitness programs to help her patients, as well as others, including golfers and other athletes, ballroom dancers, and gymnasts improve their performance.
Christine’s treatment philosophy is strongly influenced by her own experience as a patient searching for a solution to her injury and chronic pain following an accident that ended her equestrian career. After an injury to her knee and ankle, Christine pursued her education in physical therapy with the goal of finding a way to treat her own chronic pain. During a five year search through the healthcare system, netting little relief, Christine explored treatments ranging from osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, pain management specialists, to orthopedic surgeons. Christine finally found an orthopedic ankle specialist who performed a successful surgery that started her on a path to recovery.
This experience has given Christine a high level of empathy and understanding of the emotional, psychological, as well as secondary physical effects of chronic pain following an injury. Christine uses her own experience as a patient, her clinical experience in physical therapy, and her education in complementary treatments like yoga and nutrition to help patients find their own path to health and wellness.