Christine Roper, MSPT, PYT opened her private practice in 2003 and has served over 20 years as a licensed physical therapist. In pursuit of combining traditional physical therapy with alternative modalities for the treatment of pain and dysfunction, she became an expert myofascial release practitioner completing her training under John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB. She is also a graduate of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute for healthcare professionals studying medical therapeutic yoga under Ginger Garner PT, ATC, ERYT-500. In 2012, she joined forces with friend and colleague, Lynne Ray, PT, CSCS, PYT implementing a successful medical therapeutic yoga (MTY) program in her clinic and for several mid-sized companies throughout Charlotte, NC.
Prior to opening her own practice, Christine worked as a physical therapist for the Carolinas Healthcare Center for ten years providing valuable experience in both outpatient rehabilitation and orthopedics and managed the outpatient department for a portion of these years.
She has been a guest speaker covering topics surrounding medical therapeutic yoga and myofascial release for the physical therapy departments of the University of Miami, Miami, FL, Wingate University and Central Piedmont Community College located in Charlotte, NC. Christine was also a featured speaker at the 2016 NCPTA Fall Conference. In addition to her speaking engagements, she has enjoyed being an educator and facilitator to local community partners including the Arthritis Services 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. After playing Division II basketball in college, Christine has continued her love of the sport by coaching a girls Interfaith Basketball League for many years is actively involved with the Girls Scouts.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