Christine E. Townsend, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Interventional Spine Care, Sports Medicine, more

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ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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ColumbiaDoctors - Morningside

601 West 113th Street
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New York, NY 10025
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CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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About Christine E. Townsend, MD


Christine Townsend, MD is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. She specializes in seeing patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, and sports and dance-related injuries.


Dr. Townsend is a former dancer who spent 6 years performing professionally and teaching dance prior to earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She received her MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian – Columbia and Cornell. She then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center.


Dr. Townsend has a first-hand understanding of the importance for athletes, including performing artists, to be functioning physically at the highest level possible. When injuries do happen, she addresses them with a holistic approach. She believes in an integrated, multi-disciplinary, individualized plan of care for every patient.


Areas of expertise: Hand and Wrist ProblemsHip InjuriesHip PainJoint InjectionsJoint PainKnee PainLumbar PainMinimally Invasive ProceduresUltrasound Guided ProceduresMusculoskeletal PainMusculoskeletal RehabilitationNeuropathyNon-operative Sports MedicineOsteoarthritisOveruse InjuryPhysiatry ConsultPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationPlantar FasciitisRehabilitationRehabilitation MedicineRunning injuriesSacroiliac Joint PainSecond OpinionsTrigger FingerTrigger Finger TherapyTrigger Point InjectionsArthritisBursitisCarpal Tunnel SyndromeCervical Neck PainDisorder of LigamentElbow PainOveruse Injuries (Athletes)Muscle/Ligament DisorderMuscle StrainMuscle StiffnessTennis ElbowMuscle PainTear, MeniscusMuscle InjuryTear of Meniscus of KneeMeniscus TearsStress Fracture of TibiaKnee InjuryStress Fracture of FemurKnee InjuriesStress FractureKinetic Chain ApproachSprains and StrainsInjury of MuscleSprainSports Medicine RehabilitationIliotibial Band SyndromeSports MedicineHamstring Tendonitis/InjurySports Injury RehabilitationHamstring TearSports InjuryGolfer's ElbowSports InjuriesFracturesSpine TraumaFoot and Ankle InjuriesSpine RehabilitationElbow Joint PainSpine PainCervical Pain (Neck)Shoulder PainAnkle PainShoulder Joint InstabilityAnkle InjuryShoulder InjuryAdolescent Sports InjuriesRunner's KneeACL Injury TearRotator Cuff TearRotator Cuff InjuryRepetitive Stress InjuryPlatelet Rich Plasma TherapyPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP)Patellar TendonitisDance MedicineDance Injuries


Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specialties & Expertise

  • ACL Injury Tear
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Neck Pain
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Elbow Joint Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hand & Wrist problems
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Pain
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle/Ligament Disorder
  • Muscleoskeletal Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-operative Sports Medicine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Overuse Injury
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Physiatry Consult
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Second Opinions
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Spine Trauma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Femur
  • Stress Fracture of Tibia
  • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
  • Tear, Meniscus
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Therapy
  • Trigger Point Injections

Education

  • Medical School: University of Kansas
  • Fellowship: Montefiore / Montefiore Hospital
  • Residency: Residency NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • Och Spine At NewYork-Presbyterian

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