Cristi has evolved into Austin’s “Holistic” Physical Therapist over the last 17 years, and loves the title. Cristi is passionate about alternative ways to manage chronic pain, especially through conscious exercise and living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Cristi takes pride in providing high quality, one-on-one care. She listens to the patient’s whole story because her mission is to get to the patient’s root cause of their pain.
Cristi has specialized in dry needling after feeling the benefits for herself. She enjoys getting dry needled monthly! This special treatment uses thin filiform needles (acupuncture needles) to reduce muscle spasms, increase joint mobility, and improve athletic performance. Cristi loves using this technique, as it is an alternative to pain medication and a great precursor to a good workout the next day.
Cristi has a Bachelor’s of Health and Science Degree from Baylor University and a Master of Physical Therapy Degree from Texas State University. As a licensed Physical Therapist, she has various continuing education certifications in Dry Needling, Exercise Correction, Reformer Pilates, Manual Therapy, YogaFit, Qigong, and Kinesiotaping techniques. She has also been part of the CHEK (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach for over 6 years.
In her free time, Cristi enjoys dance classes, outdoor activities, painting, and petting dogs.