22 Jul Christine Walker- Pediatrics Educational Perspective
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Christine Walker, Owner of Christine Walker Physical Therapy, comes on the show to discuss her experience, education, and perspective working in various pediatric rehabilitation settings. She discusses her journey that led her to pediatrics, what she learned from school regarding pediatrics, pros and cons of her pediatrics training in school, how to overcome the most difficult aspects of working in pediatrics, her biggest mistakes she has made working with kids, tips on being the most successful with treating kids and dealing with parents, and much more!
“Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff” by Chip Gaines: https://www.amazon.com/Capital-Gaines-Things-Learned-Stupid/dp/0785216308/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531022767&sr=8-1&keywords=capital+gaines+chip+gaines
“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Mortal-Medicine-What-Matters/dp/1250076226/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531026268&sr=1-3&keywords=being+mortal&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Christine Walker’s interest in physical therapy started as a youth athlete when she was battling injuries in order to return to competitive soccer and springboard diving. Before becoming a physical therapist, she founded a springboard diving program at a local pool and provided sports-specific performance training to youth soccer players.
Christine graduated with a B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, and then completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Christine specializes in working with pediatrics (particularly youth athletes) and active adults. Currently, she is pending graduation as a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT) through Ginger Garner’s Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. She is also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Three years after PT school graduation, Christine started her own cash-based physical therapy practice, Christine Walker Physical Therapy, located in Charlotte, NC. She addresses movement dysfunction with a whole-body approach through exercise, manual therapy, yoga, stress management techniques, diet, and healthy lifestyle choices.