MS ATC, LAT
Kristina has been working with athletes of all levels of competition from youth sports to professional athletes since 2005 when she began her Athletic Training studies at Colby-Sawyer College. She received her license in Athletic Training from the State of New Jersey and New York in 2010. At Colby-Sawyer, Kristina assessed her fellow Division III student-athletes and IVY League Division I athletes of Dartmouth College. Her dedication to her craft and professionalism was noticed and she was invited to represent Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth Head Football Coach, at the Manning Passing Academy at Nichols State University which led her to work at New York University, National Football League – Play 60 games, and the Nike Combine Training Camps held at the JETS NJ training facility.
After obtaining her license in Athletic Training in New Jersey and New York, Kristina spent some time working at Centenary College as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. In a move to advance her career, she transitioned to an Assistant Athletic Training position with New York University where for 4 years she would work primarily with Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Basketball, Fencing, and Volleyball. During this time with NYU, Kristina also found time to work in the physical therapy clinical setting working at Physical Fitness Xperts. Here, she had the opportunity to treat patients ranging from subacute and post-surgical injury repairs to adolescent rheumatoid arthritis and cerebral palsy.
In 2013 Kristina began her pursuit of her Master of Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University and would complete her studies in 2016. At this time, she began to transition into Athletic Training Program Development and since November 2017 has been spearheading the creation and implementation of Athletic Training Services for Youth Recreation and Private Club Athletics.
Kristina believes in creating a strong mentoring rapport with athletes so that each athlete can receive the individualized care and treatment, that provides the most successful injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. Her passion for ensuring elite care for youth athletes comes from her first-hand experience with sports injuries and concussions sustained while competing at the national and collegiate levels of competition for Volleyball. The lack of early treatment and prevention of these injuries would eventually lead to her making the decision to leave competitive athletics for the rest of her adult life.
Kristina received her Master in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University and her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Colby-Sawyer College.