About Cristina

Cristina is a physical therapist at the Dr. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, Florida focusing primarily on rehabilitation for the oncology and lymphedema populations. Cristina was first introduced to this patient population while working a Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She obtained her doctorate at The George Washington University and adores our nation’s capital for its art, culture, architecture, and beautiful running trails. She is passionate about total mind and body wellness and the importance of the modern health care provider to consider the patient as a complete person not just an illness or injury. Ever true to her undergraduate alma mater’s motto:

Crescat scientia; vita excolatur

Since graduating from the University of Chicago in 2006, Cristina enriches her life with the pursuit of knowledge in all aspects of her life. Cristina’s journey has taken her to explore the fields of archaeology, anthropology, computer animation, fine art restoration, and the health sciences. She is always looking for intersections and parallels between all of these loves. Cristina enjoys creating art and seeking beauty in the world around her.

With a father working for the Department of Defense; traveling and exploring the world was a value instilled at a young age. Moving from the United States to Okinawa, Japan as a child and then to Germany as teenager gave Cristina an insatiable wanderlust. Over the last few years, she has enjoyed exploring the United States and has found a particular connection to Ithaca & Brooklyn, NY , Washington, D.C., and her “home-base” with her dad and sister in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

An avid cyclist, runner, and yogi; Cristina loves the feeling of her heart pounding after a good race or the copious amount of sweat dripping on her mat after Tuladandasana. Indoors, you can often find Cristina enjoying a game of Settlers of Catan or Puerto Rico with her friends, reading Vonnegut, watching her favorite Bergman or Kurosawa films, or painting and listening to the musician d’jour.

10 thoughts on “About Cristina

  1. Hi Christina,

    I’m your distant cousin on your mom’s side. Your Grandma Clara was my Grandma Barbara’s sister. I spent some time with your parents while I was living in Germany in 2008. Congratulations on your academic ambitions and success. I too am in Grad school, to become a Marriage & Family Therapist. Your dad emailed me your blog. Best of luck!

    • Hi Barbara, thank you! I’m excited to start my career, this past year rotating through my clinical residencies has really shown me how much I LOVE PT.

  2. HI Cristina,

    You recently blogged about obtaining access to the ICURecovery Network, I’d be interested in obtaining access. Cheers.

  3. Hi Andy, I’d be happy to add you to the network, email me here: (cristina.d.romagnoli@gmail.com) with the email you’d like to receive updates and I’ll add you 🙂

  4. Hi, Christina! Is there anyway you could send me a pic of your full notes on facial nerve CVA vs bells palsy? I am a grad student taking gross anatomy & the little pic you posted explains it better than any website I have found!! It would be very much appreciated! Thank you! 🙂

    • Hi K07, I’m glad you found them helpful! That differentiation can be a tricky thing. I’m not at home today but I’ll email you a picture when I get home. Good luck with your studies 😀

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