Christie Amundson, DPT, PRC, CEP-ACSM
Christie Amundson graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to graduating with her DPT, Christie earned her Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine in 2003.
She used her health promotion knowledge and skills as a personal trainer and gymnastics instructor throughout her college and graduate years. After graduation, she worked in Columbus, Georgia, as a spine specialist before settling in the Twin Cities area. Christie became Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2011. She has worked as a Physical Therapist and the Physical Therapy & Wellness Manager at IMPACT Physical Medicine and Prism Aquatic Center since 2011.
As a former gymnast and track athlete, Christie provides unique personal experience and perspective while treating runners, track and field athletes, gymnasts and dancers. She utilizes this experience, as well as additional training in video running analysis, to provide sport-specific assessments and rehabilitation for these individuals. Having experienced four pregnancies, she is also passionate about helping expecting and postpartum women enjoy the experience that motherhood brings without being plagued by pain and disability. Christie combines her personal journey with pain, injury and hypermobility with her knowledge and many years of experience to help all her patients reach their functional, health, fitness and sport performance goals.
As a competitive long distance runner, there is nothing more frustrating than being unable to do what I love because of recurring, chronic pain. Despite being in the best shape of my life after competing at the Olympic Trials in the marathon, I continued to have low back pain that would at times keep me from tasks as simple as putting on my socks and shoes without assistance. Christie at IMPACT helped me to recognize the weaknesses in my posture and guided me in exercises that eventually got me to a place that was better than I had been in years. I am so thankful to have found someone as knowledgeable as Christie and to have her as a resource if I ever need her again in the future!
— Marit S.
Impact PT, and Christie in particular, were FANTASTIC. She really listened to my symptoms and issues, and devised a plan to help me return to the activities I love. Christie’s attention to detail was first class, and each session she was prepared with new exercises. In addition, I had a flare up months later and she got me in right away for a tune up that did the trick! I would recommend Impact and Christie to anyone!
— Cliff B.
Over the years, I’ve worked with at least a half dozen PT organizations around the Metro area, and none has been anywhere near as effective as what Christie has provided in terms of insight, thoroughness, and effectiveness.
— John L.
I was in therapy for 9 months for 2 pinched nerves in my back. My journey was a challenge for me with several set backs. My therapists Christie and Kari were always gentle, caring and understanding. Through their amazing work, I am doing very well!! Thank you all so much.
— Kathy J.
Christie has helped me tremendously with my hip and back issues and in a very short period of time doing posture restoration therapy. I would absolutely recommend Impact and Christie to anyone looking for pain relief!
— Kathleen L.