Kristin Christian

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P.T., D.P.T.
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

kchristiandpt@northernrehabpt.com

Education: Kristin graduated from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2004.  She became a board certified specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy in 2009. She has completed education courses on the evaluation and treatment of the dizziness disorders, manual/manipulative therapy for the spine, Tai Chi for rehabilitation and balance, and Movement System Impairment analysis and treatment for the upper and lower quadrants.  Kristin is also trained to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations and supervise work conditioning programs. She graduated from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy in June 2011.

Clinically: Kristin has experience with Industrial Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluations, aquatic therapy, vestibular (dizziness) rehab, manual therapy, and a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation.  Her primary clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of neck and back pain, sacroiliac joint disorders, vestibular and balance disorders, and industrial rehabilitation.  She enjoys using an evidence-based approach to develop and implement various treatment techniques.

Socially: Outside of work, Kristin enjoys gardening, singing, rollerblading, hiking, camping and fishing, and spending time with her family.

What type of treatment will
I receive?

Treatment is based on the initial examination findings along with ongoing reassessment and evaluation. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on joint and soft tissue treatment techniques, gentle exercise techniques, pain reducing modalities, and education in self-management skills.

freedom to move

Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.