About Coach Alessi
Bringing 18 years of experience working with patients and running physical therapy clinics, Christina Alessi helps everyone from professional athletes to individuals who are just trying to play with their kids. “I look to empower individuals to make themselves better while I help them along the way.”
A Mckenzie-certified former director of a physical therapy clinic, Christina focuses on improving functional movement and has worked in outpatient and inpatient capacities. She has specialized in spine and back pain and worked with athletes from golf to football, “I’ll do an assessment on a patient looking at strength and motion. Then I incorporate soft tissue work; stretching, massage, sometimes cupping therapy” She also features cupping therapy on trigger points which assists in patients coping with inflammation, pain management, blood flow, and deep tissue massage.
Christina’s physical therapy utilizes education to ensure that clients get the most out of each session, emphasizing the quality of each session over many visits. “Typical physical therapy clinics need 2-3 time a month. I spend more time with patients, so I don’t have to see them as much. I really find that if I spend more time with the patient and send them away with more info and time to heal they get better faster.” Whether it’s improving athletic performance, improving individual’s quality of life, or improving muscle function to have increased athletic ability as they age. “It’s really rewarding when someone has seen a lot of pain specialists and is still having issues and I can help cure that in three visits.”
By focusing on seeing what is happening that is preventing the body from fully healing, Christina finds ways to not just speed up recovery but allow individuals to comeback performing higher than ever before. Christina also works with athletes to help improve athletic performance through training technique and form improvement.