Curriculum Vitae

Christine Klein, PT, DPT, WCS, PCES, NASM-CPT

Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

[email protected]

 

‚ÄčEducation:

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2009

Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Central Florida, 2006 

Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders, University of Central Florida, 2004

 Certifications and Licenses:

Pregnancy Corrective Exercise Specialist, Core Exercise Solutions, April 19th, 2020

Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Core Exercise Solutions, April 8th, 2020

NASM-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, June 2019

Certified Pre and Post Natal Coach, Girls Gone Strong, May 2019

Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, June 2018

Credentialed Certified Instruction through APTA, 2010

Florida State Licensed PT  2006 to Present, License number: PT22984

CPR/AED, 2006 - Present

Professional Memberships:

North American Menopause Society Member, April 2023 - Present 

Global Pelvic Health Alliance Member, June 11th, 2019 – Present 

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member, 2004 to 2018

Member Sections on Women’s Health of the APTA, 2015 to 2018

Florida Physical Therapy Association

International Urogynecological Association

Professional Experience:

Embrace Health & Rehab, Owner/CEO, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Oct 2022 - Present 

Teaching Assistant for Pelvic Floor Level 2A Herman & Wallace.  Lakeland, FL, August 21-22, 2021.  

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Sher Pelvic Health & Healing, LLC, January 12th, 2021 – Dec 2022

Teaching Assistant for Pelvic Floor Level 1 Herman & Wallace.  Orlando, FL, November 15-17, 2019.  Instructors: Heather Rader & Nicole Dugan 

Lead pelvic floor physical therapist Health First, Brevard County, 2015 – October 2022

Supervisor for Health First’s Viera Outpatient Rehab Clinic, April 2016 – August 2019

Physical Therapist, Health First’s Viera Outpatient Rehab Clinic, July 2013 – October 2022 

Physical Therapist/Supervisor Parrish Medical Center’s Port St John Clinic, outpatient rehabilitation, 2011 – 2013

Physical Therapist Parrish Medical Center, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, July 2006 - 2011

Pelvic Health Related Continuing Education:

Intrarectal Balloon Training.  Pelvic Floor University.  2023

Instuctors: Jessica Reale, Brooke David 

Identify and Recovery from Diastasis Recti.  Pelvic Floor University.  2023

Instructors: Jessica Reale, Sara Reardon, Sarah Duvall 

Pelvic Floor Preparation for Birth. Pelvic Floor University. 2023.

Instructors: Jessica Reale, Sara Reardon

Helping Patients Prepare for Birth.  Pelvic Floor University.  2023

Instructors: Jessica Reale, Sara Reardon 

The Real Moms’ Guide to Postpartum Return to Run Pro Edition.  April 27th, 2022

Instructor: Carrie Pagliano 

Menopause 2.0.  Next Level Training for Optimal Performance.  

Instructor: Stacy Sims 

Pelvis Pro.  Core Exercise Solutions.

Instructor: Sarah Duvall

Pregnancy Corrective Exercise Specialist, Core Exercise Solutions.  April 19th, 2020

Instructor: Sarah Duvall 

Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Core Exercise Solutions.  April 8th, 2020

Instructor: Sarah Duvall

Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism. Pelvic Guru Academy.

Instructor: Brianna Battles

The Ultimate Bowel Course: GI and Pelvic Floor with Susan Clinton.  Pelvic Guru Academy.  June 22nd, 2021

Instructor: Susan Clinton

Pudendal Neuralgia and Complex Pelvic Pain Solutions. Pelvic Guru Academy.  November 7-8, 2020 

Instructor: Tracy Sher 

Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction, and the Pelvic Floor.  Herman & Wallace pelvic rehabilitation institute.  March 30-31, 2019 Philadelphia, PA

Instructor: Lila Abbate

Care of the Pregnant Patient, Herman & Wallace pelvic rehabilitation institute.  December 2-3, 2017 Jupiter, FL   15 contact hours

Instructor: Pamela Downey

Mobilization of the Visceral Fascia Introduction: The Urinary System, Herman & Wallace pelvic rehabilitation institute.      November 4-6, 2016   Tampa, FL             17.75 contact hours

Instructor: Ramona Horton

Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 3, Herman & Wallace pelvic rehabilitation institute.  December 6-8, 2015  Dayton, OH           22.5 contact hours

Instructors: Holly Herman, Lila Abbate

Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 2B, Herman & Wallace pelvic rehabilitation institute.  October 2-4, 2015   Durham, NC            22.5 contact hours

Instructors: Holly Herman, Allison Arial

Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 1, Herman & Wallace pelvic rehabilitation institute.  January 23-25, 2015 Maywood, IL         22.5 contact hours 

Instructors: Brandi Kirk, Teri Elliott-Burke

Introduction to Male Pelvic Health: Urinary Incontinence, online learning module through the University of Southern California.  2016.                                      0.2 hours

APTA Online Study Modules for CAPP courses 2017:

Osteoporosis, Chronic Pelvic Pain, High Risk Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Lymphedema

 ‚ÄčLevel 1: Urogynecological Clinical Evaluation and Treatments, APTA, 2.0 hours 

Burrell Education, Jenny Burrell, Michelle Lyons, Jessica Drummond:

‚ÄčAdvanced CPD in Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming 

Optimal Health After Hysterectomy

3rd Age Women Global Certification: Peri to Post Menopause Wellness Coaching

  Integrative Women’s Health Institute Jessica Drummond:

Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals

Julie Weibe:

Piston Science: Module 1; Female Athletes: Ready for Impact; Pelvic Floor Piston, Foundation for Fitness

Medbridge online completed courses:

Geriatric bladder control: Neurogenic Bladder and Emptying Dysfunctions Completed Oct 25th, 2019

Exercise prescription for hip & pelvis movement: part 1. Completed Sep 5th, 2019

Clinical Management of the Older Adult with Osteoporosis.  Completed Dec. 17th, 2018

Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries for the Sports Therapist.  Completed Nov. 21st, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivorship.  Instructor: Michele Lyons.  Completed Feb. 21st, 2017

Pediatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Terminology, Conditions and Diagnoses.  Instructor: Dawn Sandalcidi.  Completed Feb. 21st, 2017

Pediatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Bowel and Bladder Function.  Instructor: Dawn Sandalcidi.  Completed Feb. 23rd, 2017

Introduction to Caring for the Pregnant Patient.  Instructor: Holly Tanner.  Completed Feb. 21st, 2017

Introduction to Female and Male Pelvic Pain.  Instructor: Holly Tanner.  

The Cancer We Forgot: Working With Patients with a Remote History of Cancer.   Completed March 11th, 2017

Mindfulness to cultivate Empathy, Resilience & Therapeutic Presence.  Instructor: Karen Mueller.  Completed Feb. 16th, 2017

Orthopedic Case Studies of the Lumbar Spine.  Completed Feb. 7th, 2017.

Part A: Sex and Sexuality in Physical Therapy Practice.  Instructor: Talli Rosenbaum.  Completed Feb. 4th, 2017

Part B: Sexuality for Pelvic Floor practitioners.  Instructor: Talli Rosenbaum.  Completed Feb. 7th, 2017

Part C: Clinical Tools for Treatment of Complex Sexual Pain Disorders.  Instructor: Talli Rosenbaum.  Completed: Feb. 11th, 2017

Fundamentals of Lymphology and Lymphedema Diagnosis.  Instructor: Steve Norton.  Completed Feb. 3rd, 2017

Lymphedema Gold Standard Therapy: Risk Management and Adaptations.  Instructor: Steve Norton.  Completed Feb. 14th, 2017

Bladder Control: Stress incontinence and Pelvic Floor Muscle Training.  Instructor: Cindy Neville.  Completed Jan. 29th, 2017

Understanding Endometriosis.  Instructor: Michele Lyons.  Completed Jan 28th, 2017

Understanding Prolapse.  Instructor: Michele Lyons.  Completed Jan 26th, 2017

Publications:

Herbal Womb Wisdom Podcast with Kay’aleya Hunnybee.  How to heal Diastasis Recti (and more pelvic floor wisdom) with Dr. Christine Klein.  Feb 07, 2023.  Episode 55

Featured in Florida Today news article: Get to Know Your Health Pro series, July 18th, 2017

Link:

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