PT, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert.DN, CSCS
Dr. Christina Papa has been working athletes of all ages and levels for 14 years. As an athlete herself, she understands the aches and pains that go along with leading active lifestyle. As a result, this motivated her to pursue physical therapy so that she can help people lead healthy and active lifestyles without pain and limitation.
Christina was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2004; California University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Sports Management in 2006; and University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. Christina is also a strength and conditioning specialist who has worked with athletes of all levels from youth to professional. Christina has worked in personal training, sports performance, and sports marketing.
While is physical therapy school, Christina found her passion of manual therapy. In 2015, Christina became a Certified Manual Therapist through the University of St. Augustine’s Manual Therapy Certification (MTC). Then in 2018, Christina became certified in the Institute of Physical Art’s Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT).
Christina has a diverse background in activities. She grew up as a dancer involved in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and lyrical. In addition, she has interests in weight lifting, wake surfing, snowboarding, ice hockey, and rugby. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hanging out with family, actively involved in her church, snowboarding, and dance.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences – Doctor of Physical Therapy
California University of Pennsylvania – Master of Science in Sports Management
University of Northern Colorado – Bachelor of Science in Sports & Exercise Science
Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT)
Manual Therapy Certification (MTC)
Certified in Dry Needling (Cert.DN)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Poster Presentation & Publications:
AAOMPT Poster Presentation & Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy Abstract Publication 10/2014
Papa C, Kane E, Weber B, Yamashita B. Physical therapy management of adhesive capsulitis in a patient with uncontrolled hypothyroidism: a case report. Poster session presented at: American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists 2014 Annual Conference; 2014 October 22-26; San Antonio, TX.
Vice President/Personal Trainer
Rachel Crawford has been in the sports/fitness industry most of her life.
Rachel was born in Tennessee and raised in Alabama. She graduated from Huntingdon College with a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science in 2015. Rachel has worked in personal training and is a certified CrossFit Level 1 coach. She has also coached/played soccer during her college years and continued play on a D1 level recreation team in South Carolina. Rachel was a volunteer coach for kids soccer teams from the ages of 3 - 12 years old. Rachel is prior service Army, where she worked as a Logistics Officer and helped put together training for incoming Lieutenants, Captains and helped plan events through the unit.
While managing and coaching at a CrossFit gym, she found her passion in teaching the basic mechanics of proper form when weightlifting. She was also an active CrossFit Athlete and competed in individual and group competitions.
Rachel grew up playing softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, track and cross country. During her time exploring the different sport she fell in love with soccer and followed it all the way through college. In addition, she loves to weight lift, snowboard, hike, and swim. In her spare time, she enjoys eating/cooking delicious food, traveling with family and friends, spending days at her family’s lake house in Alabama with family and friends.
Huntingdon College – Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Army Logistics University - Degree in Logistics Management
CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)