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Dr. Cristina Barthel, PT, DPT

Dr. Cristina Barthel is a board certified Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of New Jersey. She graduated from Seton Hall University in May 2013 with a Bachelors of Science and in May 2016 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Born in London, England and raised in Manalapan, New Jersey, Dr. Barthel is the second oldest of four children to her parents Lisa and Steven Barthel. She developed a passion for sports at a young age, beginning her athletic career on the soccer field and eventually making her way onto the basketball court as well. While attending Freehold Township High School, she was honored with the Female Athlete of the Year award. Continuing her student-athlete career at Seton Hall, Dr. Barthel was enrolled in the DPT dual-degree program while simultaneously playing a key role as a defender for the Women’s Soccer team. Dr. Barthel stays involved in youth sports as much as possible as a licensed soccer coach and trainer.

Throughout her schooling, Dr. Barthel has had experience in a wide variety of physical therapy settings, including acute, sub-acute, pediatrics, and orthopedic outpatient rehab. She has acquired a wide array of knowledge and a diverse skill set in order to rehab musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary cases, including a certification in Kinesiotaping. Regardless of the setting, Dr. Barthel takes pride in seeing her patients grow and improve from their very first visit all of the way through until their very last visit. Dr. Barthel has a strong focus on an individualized approach, working towards meeting functional goals set with her patients at the initial evaluation and educating her patients along the way. She says, “It is extremely rewarding to see patients improve and recover with physical therapy. I am inspired by them every day.”

 

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