Dr. Cristine Drake, an Air Force Veteran, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in 1996 and became a registered Kinesiotherapist in 1998. Cristine worked for a VA Medical Center for 15 years running orthopedics, and also specializing in amputee rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation initially as a Kinesiotherapist and then as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, which she earned in 2012 from the University of St. Augustine. Cristine then worked from an agency for 2 years, providing care for patients with varied neurological conditions to include movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke patients, Multiple Sclerosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, Tension Headaches, and Traumatic Brain Injuries. She has extensive experience providing physical therapy pre and post op rehab for patients who have undergone either reverse or anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty, post op total knee, total hip, and back surgery patients. Cristine believes in the concept of neuroplasticity, and feels that if a person is provided the proper neuromuscular facilitation that they can retrain pathways to regain strength and motor control. Her ability to treat Chronic Pain has been more successful since incorporating Dry Needling and use of Orthopedic Cupping to her skillset. She combines these treatments with her manual therapy and therapeutic exercises program, and has been achieving outcomes that are long-lasting and allow her patients to return to activities they enjoy without pain limitations. Cristine has a strong work ethic and true desire to provide one on one patient-centered care to optimize her patients’ recovery. Her favorite recreational activities include dancing, swimming, and yoga.