Christine is an expert practitioner of myofascial release, completing her training under John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB and is a graduate of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute for healthcare professionals studying under Ginger Garner PT, ATC, ERYT-500. Christine currently has over 1500 hours of training in medical therapeutic yoga.
Christine worked for the Carolinas Healthcare Center for 10 years providing valuable experience in both outpatient rehabilitation and orthopedics and managed the outpatient department for a portion of these years. Following her passion for providing quality care to her patients, Christine opened her own physical therapy practice in 2003 offering individualized treatment plans incorporating complimentary and alternative modalities, including myofascial release and craniosacral therapy. In 2012, she joined forces with her friend and colleague adding a medical based, bio-mechanically sound yoga program known as Professional Yoga Therapy Approach. Christine has found success in helping her patients heal and achieve better quality of life by combining her expertise in myofascial release, physical therapy and knowledge of medical based yoga.
Christine has been a guest speaker covering topics surrounding medical based yoga and myofascial release for the physical therapy departments of the University of Miami, Miami, FL, Wingate University ,Central Piedmont Community College located in Charlotte, NC and recently was a featured speaker at the 2016 NCPTA Fall Conference . She has enjoyed being an educator and facilitator of medical based yoga to several mid-sized companies within the Charlotte area in addition to local community partners including the Arthritis Foundation of North Carolina, the Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg County (Team ATOM) and the Hornet’s Nest Girl Scouts.
Christine is happily married with three children. She is actively involved with the local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. After playing Division II basketball in college, Christine was able to continue her love of the sport by coaching the girls Interfaith Basketball League for many years. She enjoys reading, meditation, yoga, sports of all kind and spending time with her family.
“Christine, you don’t just repair muscles but mend my emotions and provide a healing balm to my heart” -Leslie G.
“Christine is an amazing physical therapist and helped me feel like me again, something other health pros were not able to do after a severe injury. Her combination of myofascial release therapy, physical therapy, exercises, etc. were critical in improving my strength, mobility and flexibility. I’m grateful to have worked with her and learned so much.” -Valerie C.
It’s been almost nine months since my first visit and I’ve not had another lower back flair up. I’ve even lost thirty pounds through exercise and diet due to her suggestions and encouragement. I keep saying to myself what Christine told me on the first day, “every pound lost is worth five pounds to your back”. I have two young sons and I can now go stride for stride with them without any need for a break or limitation from lower back pain. She has truly been a life changer! If you are in need of a physical therapist, there is no one better than Christine Roper.” –
“Our son had always had low muscle tone in his legs and a unique running gait. We had been to several specialists who had reassured us there was no medical issue however they were unable to help correct the issue. Finally, our pediatrician recommended we see Christine. Christine was able to assess our son, work with him monthly and teach us key daily exercises and techniques. Our son looked forward to going to PT and liked seeing Christine. He went from a wobbly, hunched over, side to side gait to one that resembles a normal child. His leg strength became normalized on both sides and he is able to participate like any other boy in team sports. Christine was able to help when we had gone through literally years of other specialists who could not.” – Bill, Sales Representative, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division, NASPExAM Pacing/ICD
“I highly recommend Christine Roper and her staff at Roper PT. Christine takes an advanced and individualized approach with her patients and has a caring and concerned nature. They help their clients achieve excellent results!” -Nelsa Ciapponi, MD