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Dr. Christine Martirez

Doctor of Physical therapy
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Dr. Christine Martirez earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seton Hall University. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. Dr. Christine’s background in competitive powerlifting is what piqued her interest in anatomy and physiology, and ultimately lead her to pursuing a career in physical rehabilitation. She has experience working with a variety of conditions, including post-operative orthopedics, sports injuries, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Christine has a passion for returning her patients to the activities they love through manual therapy techniques and individualized exercise programs.

Conditions Treated:

  • Neck and low back pain (disc dysfunction, joint dysfunction, stenosis, muscle spasm, spinal instability)
  • Hip pain (osteoarthritis, impingement, bursitis, gluteal tendinopathy, total hip replacement)
  • Knee pain (post-operative reconstruction, meniscal tears, ligament dysfunction, patellar tendonitis, osteoarthritis, total knee replacement)
  • Foot & ankle pain (Achilles tendinopathy, post-operative repairs, plantar fascitis, sprains/strains, fractures)
  • Shoulder pain (osteoarthritis, pre/post operative rotator cuff, biceps and labrum tears, impingement syndrome, total shoulder replacement)
  • Elbow pain (fractures, dislocations, medial and lateral epicondylalgia

Treatments Utilized:

  • Manual range of motion/stretching
  • Advanced manual therapy procedures
  • Kinesiotaping, Leukotaping
  • Soft tissue mobilization, Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Strengthening and conditioning
  • Functional exercise prescription
  • Balance training
  • Gait analysis and training

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Seton Hall University

Courses Studied for Doctorate:

Gross Anatomy; Kinesiology; Pathophysiology; Professional Development; Critical Reasoning; Examination & Measurement; Examination and Intervention; Clinical Inquiry; Neuroscience; Pathophysiology II; Therapeutic Exercise; Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy; Examination and Intervention II; Clinical Inquiry II; Development Across the Life Span 2; Prof. Dev. II: Teaching and Learning; Ethics 2; Psychosocial Aspects of Health; Motor Learning and Control; Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I; Prosthetics & Orthotics 1; Applied Physiology For Physical Therapists; Clinical Inquiry III; Health Care Delivery Systems I; Pharmacology; Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II; Pediatric Physical Therapy; Neurologic Physical Therapy; Health Care Delivery Systems II; Physical Therapy Administration; Topical Seminars in Physical Therapy; Advanced Patient Management; Clinical Inquiry IV