Christine Richards | PT, DPT

Christine Richards, PT, DPT

Christine is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and joined Tomsic Physical Therapy when she moved to Durango in the summer of 2020. A lifelong learner, she is committed to advancing her skills to provide the best care possible for her patients. She is currently pursuing a certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Christine has a background as a massage therapist and yoga teacher, regularly incorporating those skills into her physical therapy treatments when appropriate. Christine is passionate about helping her patients achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. She has a special interest in pain neuroscience and chronic pain disorders.

Christine's previous training, experiences, and education includes:
  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2020
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 2017
  • Member of the APTA since 2014, member of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Development group for a Clinical Practice Guideline in work rehabilitation, APTA, 2015-2020
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy, Hired Hands School of Massage, 2006
  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2006-2014
  • Yoga Teacher certificate, It's Yoga Thailand, 2012
  • Baccalaureate of Fine Arts, Webster University, 2005

Christine grew up in Wisconsin but has lived out West most of her adult life. She worked and traveled seasonally for many years after meeting her husband in Alaska in 2006. After living in several different mountain towns, Christine, Tom, and their dog Choyu are thrilled to make their home in Durango. Christine enjoys hiking, skate skiing, yoga, reading, singing, and sitting on her deck listening to the wind in the aspens.