Kintsugi Physial Therapy exists to bring superior value and empower you to live a joyful, healthier life.
Our Kintsugi medical team is changing the concept of health and wellness. It is our mission to provide a synergistic approach to health and wellness that fits the various milestones you will encounter in your lifetime. Every milestone including childbirth, aging, career changes, relationships, etc, can present challenges to our health and wellness. Our team is focused on helping you transition and adapt to each of these life-changing events with a complete physical, mental, lifestyle and nutritional approach.
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why kintsugi physical therapy and wellness
Kintsugi is built on the idea of strength and beauty in imperfection. When a ceramic object breaks, the kintsugi technique involves using gold dust and resin (or lacquer) to reattach the broken pieces. The resulting piece thus incorporates the unique cracks into its design, and the gold lines add to the beauty of the piece while strengthening it. This art form is seen to many as a metaphor for brokenness and healing—that embracing one’s brokenness and imperfections can create something unique, beautiful and strong.
Kinsugi Physical Therapy Services
Our physical therapists help patients prevent, manage, and optimize their current condition so that they will see long-term benefits. Physical therapy can maximize your quality of life!
Orthopedic care from Kintsugi Physical Therapy focuses on treating conditions affecting the neuro-musculoskeletal system, which is made up of your joints, muscles, fascia, bones, ligaments, nerves, and tendons.
PELVIC FLOOR CARE
We can provide hands-on treatment and guidance for every phase of an individual’s life. Our specialized staff create an individualized treatment program for pelvic pain, incontinence, and more.
Vestibular therapy helps correct issues with vertigo, dizziness, imbalance/falls, spatial disorientation, vision disturbance, hearing changes and cognitive and/or psychological changes.
Massage therapy uses varying degrees of pressure to reduce pain, inflammation, stress and fatigue by eliminating toxins and releasing endorphins. It also enhances circulation, flexibility, sleep, and the immune system.
PILATES & YOGA
Pilates and yoga are great for dynamic spinal stabilization, which involves full body, multi-joint, multi-plane, and multi-positional exercises. It improves all facets of movement quality: strength, flexibility, coordination, precision, control, endurance, and breath.
SPORTS IMPROVEMENT & INJURY REDUCTION
The Kintsugi Physical Therapy team identifies an athlete’s weaknesses or imbalances and creates a unique plan to address it. This improves performance, reduces the potential of injury, and improves functional movement patterns.
GI DYSFUNCTION & NUTRITION
Visceral mobilization increases communication within the body, thereby, revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture. Nutritional interventions help improve overall health outcomes and reduce inflammation.
WELLNESS & STRESS MANAGEMENT
Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of wellbeing. Stress management services can help patients reduce stress and the symptoms it brings.
Christi Riley PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Owner
Christi has been practicing physical therapy for over 22 years in the outpatient setting. She graduated from Chapman University in Orange, CA with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1997. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Allied Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2002. Christi spent an entire year in a Manual Therapy based Residency program and has extensive certifications and experience in Functional and Integrative Manual Therapy, Vestibular Rehab, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Cranio-Temporal Mandibular Dysfunctions, and Sports Rehab. She is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Certified Weight Management Specialist, Certified Nutritionist, and Certified Clinical Instructor. Christi has a long history of working with high school, college, and elite athletes as well as with the general population. She strongly believes that every person has untapped existing potential to heal given the right environment for healing. Her treatment philosophy involves a lifelong, comprehensive and integrative systems approach to physical therapy with a special emphasis on incorporating manual therapy to find the driver of the symptoms. She is excited to offer this technique to care soon at Kintsugi Physical Therapy and Wellness. Christi is passionate about educating her patients, fellow colleagues and practitioners, and the general public about the gift of wellness and health in promoting a fuller quality of life through Pre-habilitation and aftercare. In her spare time, Christi enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures and is often considered a “foody”. She lives for outdoor activities including skiing, golf, volleyball, soccer, and hiking. Additionally, she loves singing and playing drums. She feels grateful to be able to share her life with her husband and two beautiful daughters.