Christie Clinic Expands Department of Physical Therapy

6/26/2012

Christie Clinic welcomes Samantha Herriott, DPT, and Christine Benway, PT, MPT, CEAS to the Department of Physical Therapy. As members of Christie Clinic’s Department of Physical Therapy, Samantha and Christine provide comprehensive care for patients who require treatment in all phases of physical therapy. They provide preventative injury education, conditioning, and training, as well as treatment and rehabilitation, as well as specialize in Women’s Health Physical Therapy and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Christine also specializes in ergonomic education. 

“Christie Clinic welcomes both Samantha and Christine to our Physical Therapy team,” said Alan Gleghorn, Christie Clinic’s Chief Executive Officer. “Bringing on two new providers and expanding our Physical Therapy Department says a lot about the continuous growth of our organization.”

Samantha received her clinical doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis – School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and received her bachelor degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL where she studied Biological Sciences. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health.

“I treat my patients with the respect that I would want in return. They come to me with a problem and goals that are unique to only that one patient,” said Samantha. “I believe each patient is an individual with his/her own story, and each patient should feel they are receiving individualized, compassionate care from a trustworthy and knowledgeable professional that relates to them on many levels. I listen to my patients’ concerns so that I can problem solve and work as a team with the patient to help him/her gain full function.”

Christine received her master’s and bachelor degree from Maryville University of Saint Louis in St. Louis, Missouri where she studied Health Science and Physical Therapy. She is certified by the Women’s Health Certification – Level One and is also a certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.

“I want my patients to know that they have my full hands-on attention,” said Christine. “They should feel that I understand and empathize for the physical problem, but also, that I will push them to get better. I want the best for all of my patients which requires hard work on both of our parts.”

To schedule an appointment with Samantha or Christine, please call the Christie Clinic Department of Physical Therapy at 217.366.1323.