Catie C Christensen, DPT :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Catie C Christensen, PT

Catie C Christensen, PT

Physical Therapy
Developmental Physical Therapy Team

Contact Information

433 North Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH 43082 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-8251
FX: (614) 355-8363

Biography

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.

Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Serial casting, Torticollis, Cerebral palsy

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • University of Minnesota
    Date Completed: 06/01/2006

Department:

  • Clinical Therapies

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 05/05/2008

Publications

  • Christensen C, Lowes LP. Treadmill training for a child with spina bifida without functional ambulation. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Summer;26(2):265-73. PubMed ID: 24675133
  • Christensen C, Landsettle A, Antoszewski S, Ballard BB, Carey H, Pax Lowes L. Conservative management of congenital muscular torticollis: an evidence-based algorithm and preliminary treatment parameter recommendations. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2013 Nov;33(4):453-66. Epub 2013 Feb 6. PubMed ID: 23387981
  • Heathcock JC, Christensen C, Bush K, Butler M, Buehner JJ, Basso DM. Treadmill training after surgical removal of a spinal tumor in infancy. Phys Ther. 2014 Aug;94(8):1176-85. Epub 2014 Apr 17. PubMed ID: 24742704

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association - Pediatric Section
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