Hey everyone, meet Dr. Cristina Thurston- one of the leads in our upcoming CEU course!
Cristina completed her bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Business Management from Florida State University. She then continued on to the University of South Florida where she acquired her physical therapy degree. Cristina gained valuable experience working in the acute care unit in a level one trauma center. From there, she moved to Atlanta, GA to complete her residency at the Shepherd Center where she specialized in spinal cord injuries and acquired brain injuries.
All of this invaluable experience prepared Cristina to obtain her Neurologic Certified Specialist degree. Finally, this born-and-raised Florida girl decided it was time to return home to South Florida. She started working at NeuroFit360 in January 2018 and she will continue to be an essential part of our operations for many years to come. The expertise and energy that Cristina brings to work everyday are treasured by everyone she comes in contact with.
On Wednesday Cristina will be taking over the Instagram and answering your questions! Be sure to drop them below in our comment section 👇👇
A huge thanks to @tangledsportfishing for letting me tag along today, we had a blast at the #bullsforbrooke Dolphin Fishing Fundraiser.
On Labor Day weekend 2012, Brooke; @bthab a senior in high school was hanging out with some friends on a dock, just kidding around. Being an avid water-person she launched a dive into the water. What she didn't realize is that the turbid water was only knee deep. She struck bottom, fractured her neck and immediately suffered paralysis. She underwent emergency surgery, spent several weeks in Trauma ICU until she was stable enough to continue rehabilitation in Atlanta at the Shepherd Center. During the six months of traditional rehabilitation, Brooke’s progress was slow. Still, she is an upbeat person by nature and well liked in the community; receiving support from her many friends. Recovering from such injuries is never an easy, short-term thing. It takes strong commitment, patience and money to fund rehabilitation over an extended period of time.
Now Brooke is continuing within intense rehabilitation five days a week at a progressive facility, @neurofit360 She walks with manual gate training, has begun to pedal a bike, works on balance, and lifting weights to increase strength and independence. Brooke has not only focused on her physical recovery, but also worked to complete high school and graduate with her class. After earning scholarships she now attends college at Savannah College of Art and Design seeking a degree in Interior Design. Brooke plans create a world that both beautiful and accommodating by focusing on commercial universal design.
We thank the officiants and other competitors in the tournament and look forward to future fundraisers for Brooke. For more info on how to donate or for future competitions, go to: