The Southeast District recognizes Lydia Christianson, PT, DPT as the 2021 recipient of the Mary Pat Murray Award for Clinical Excellence! Lydia was nominated for her passion and expertise treating patients experiencing persistent pain and for continually going above and beyond to mentor new clinicians and students. In this lecture, the APTA Wisconsin Southeast District 2021 Mary Pat Murray Award recipient Lydia Christianson, PT, DPT discusses pain neuroscience mechanisms and classifications, explaining pain in patient friendly language, strategies to incorporate pain neuroscience education into physical therapy treatment interventions and introducing adjunct pain neuroscience interventions for pain.
About The Speaker(s)
Christianson, PT, DPT graduated from Marquette University in 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After PT school she moved to Seattle, where she grew as an orthopedic physical therapist while exploring the Cascade mountains in her free time. She completed an orthopedic residency program in 2015, and became board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2017. Driven by her passion for helping people living with chronic pain, she completed a Therapeutic Pain Science certification in 2018 through the . She enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and specializes in the manual therapy and the treatment of chronic pain, nerve dysfunction, vertigo and dizziness.