Kristen graduated summa cum laude from Long Island University’s Physical Therapy Master’s Program in 1995. She began her career with a prominent sport physical therapy practice specializing in orthopedic injuries of both professional and amateur athletes. While specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, Kristen also worked in a hospital out-patient department and in the home care setting to expand her scope of practice. In 2001, Kristen became Pam’s first employee and helps Paspa Physical Therapy maintain its clinical excellence by continually taking orthopedic and sport related courses to further her knowledge in the field.
Kristen grew up playing many sports including; softball, swimming, soccer and basketball. After college, Kristen played competitive rugby for over ten years, lending to her experience with on and off field sports injuries. Having experienced many injuries and orthopedic surgeries herself, Kristen is able to fully relate to her patients during their recovery process. She is an avid tennis player and golfer and has taken many courses pertaining to these sports as well as the biomechanics of the golf swing.
As a mother of two active children, her orthopedic interests also include women’s health issues pertaining to pre and post natal care.
In her spare time, Kristen helps coach her children’s baseball, softball tennis and basketball teams. She also enjoys swimming, diving, skiing, hiking, and any activity that take her outdoors.