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Christina McManigal, PT, DPT, PRPC (The Dalles, OR)

Christina graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Loma Linda University in 2007 and has been practicing pelvic rehabilitation since. She was drawn to this particular field as she saw many postpartum women of all ages losing touch with their health. Christina hopes to educate and empower her patients, because she believes that the more knowledge one has about her body the better able she is to care for herself. Whether it's pelvic pain or incontinence, knowledge is powerful for healing. Christina has focused her education on orthopedic treatment of the pelvis through courses with The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute, Dianne Lee and Linda Joy Lee as well as the APTA. She particularly enjoys treating postpartum women and inspiring them to be healthy. "It's so rewarding to help get patients back on their feet, and inspire them to take good care of themselves. It's amazing how much this helps their self confidence and in turn helps mom, baby and family to be happier and more active." While Christina is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Mid-Columbia Medical Center's Water's Edge campus, she has remained thoroughly integrated in their women's health services by mentoring other therapists and treating a small caseload of patients with incontinence, pelvic pain, low back pain and those that are in the prenatal or postpartum healing phases. Outside of work Christina enjoys practicing yoga, biking, hiking and spending time outdoors with her young son, husband and their two dogs.