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 career in manual therapy and movement based therapy. Christine's interest in holistic medicine led her to become certified in Yoga Tune Up®, Prana Yoga and Thai Yoga Bodywork. She also received training through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Health Coach. Christine's interests outside of work include ballroom dancing and golf. Her love of golf led her to become certified as a TPI Golf Fitness Professional. Christine has created fitness programs to help golfers and ballroom dancers improve their performance.
Christine's Treatment Philosophy
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. Christine spent years training as a professional equestrian athlete in the sport of dressage and eventing. After an injury to her knee and ankle, Christine pursued her education in physical therapy in the hopes of finding a way to treat her own chronic pain. During a five year search through our health care system, Christine explored treatments from osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, pain management specialists, and multiple orthopedic surgeons with little relief. 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.