Developmental Physical Therapy Team
Catie Christensen, PT, DPT is a staff physical therapist and the evidence based practice coordinator at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her areas of interest include functional electrical stimulation, serial casting, treadmill training, childhood stroke/CVA, cerebral palsy, torticollis, plagiocephaly, and post-selective dorsal rhizotomy rehabilitation in children with spastic cerebral palsy. In 2014, she published case reports on treadmill training in a patient with spina bifida and a patient with spinal cord injury. In 2013, she published her torticollis work in the Journal of Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics. She also presented on idiopathic toe walking at the 2014 American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disabilities Conference and on pain in children with developmental disabilities at the 2013 Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. In 2010, she presented her torticollis and plagiocephaly work at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. She also conducts a parent education class for parents of children with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Prior to coming to Nationwide Children's Hospital, Catie worked as a physical therapist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital where she helped to develop best practice standards for the treatment of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.