Kristine Gneiss, PT, DPT, OCS
Kristine earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University,
where she graduated with Academic Distinction. While at Columbia, Kristine
specialized in Orthopaedics and was the recipient of the Faculty Award for
Excellence in Orthopaedics. Prior to her academic career at Columbia, Kristine
studied at the University of Delaware in the Honors Program where she graduated
with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biological Sciences. Kristine was a four-year
member of the University of Delaware’s Division I Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team
and served as the team’s captain during her tenure with the volleyball program.
Kristine has a passion for the profession of physical therapy and rehabilitation and a
love of sports and fitness. She has a background in competitive athletics, which has
led her to pursue a specialty in the orthopaedic and sports setting, and to work with
clients ranging from weekend warriors to competitive athletes, as well as fitness
and workout novices. Her commitment to the profession and dedication to
rehabilitation, sports, fitness, and wellness is evident and reflected in her care for all
of her clients. She strives to deliver a comprehensive assessment in order to
diagnose a wide variety of injuries. Kristine believes in designing individualized
plans of care to empower and assist clients to reach their optimal function, specific
mobility, and fitness goals.
In addition to volleyball, Kristine enjoys running and staying fit through weight
lifting and barre and pilates classes. She has participated in the NYC Marathon,
several half marathons, and numerous races of shorter distances and is a member of
New York Road Runners. She has experience providing gait and treadmill run
analysis for her running clients. She understands the frustration of having an injury
that limits one’s participation, and she works with her clients to overcome
challenges in order to return to doing what they love.
Kristine is Board Certified in Orthopaedics through the American Board of Physical
Therapy Specialties. She is a lab adjunct course instructor for the Physical Therapy
Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is currently
pursuing advanced certification through the North American Institute of
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy program. Kristine holds memberships in the
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the New York Physical Therapy
Chapter, and APTA Section membership in Orthopaedics and Sports.