ATHLETIC EDGE
Sports Medicine
Sports Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
 540 BRYANT ST, PALO ALTO, CA 94301
(650) 815-6552

Voted Best Sports Therapy Clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area 2010-2016!

Christianna Aronstam, ATC, CMT, LMT, MSPT


CHRISTIANNA ARONSTAM, ATC, CMT, LMT MSPT
CAMTC # 3608
  • Bachelors Degree in Sports Medicine / Athletic Training / Exercise Physiology – Vanderbilt University
  • Masters Degree in Sports Medicine / Physical Therapy – Vanderbilt University
  • Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • AFPA Certified Master Personal Trainer

Christianna’s passion is to keep people healthy, happy, and performing at their best during every stage of life from recreational athlete to Olympian. She understands the many intricacies associated with individuals who may be competing, training, recovering, or simply seeking a more satisfying level of physical fitness. She loves educating people on the advantages that structural integration and soft tissue manipulation and re-education can bring to the caliber of their sports training, along with their overall health and quality of life.

Christianna was a competitive athlete for over twenty years. She was the two-time Junior World Champion and an alternate to the Olympic team in Figure Skating, an international level competitive gymnast, and national level diver.  In addition to those sports, she was also a dancer for over ten years, and has competed in swimming, track and field, marathons, triathlons, mountain biking, downhill skiing, and football. These personal endeavors help Christianna integrate a practical understanding of her clients' physical needs, thereby improving her ability to implement professional massage training and certifications for the fundamental development of her clients' muscular well-being. She also focuses her professional attention to enhancing muscle performance, treating athletic injuries, and relieving chronic pain. Christianna is able to target the most effective therapy by pinpointing the root cause of a patient's physical concerns through her comprehensive education in bio-mechanics, physiology, and anatomy. Injury rehabilitation assessment and soft tissue damage prevention are the cornerstones of her approach.

Massage Modalities: Orthopedic Massage, Clinical/Medical Massage, Sports Massage, Injury Care/Treatment, Pre/Post Sports Event, Race Day Sports Massage, Specified Treatment work, Deep Tissue, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Swedish, Acupressure, Structural Integration, TMJ Dysfunction, Orthobionomy, Applied Kinesiology, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Myotherapy, Myofascial Release, Hydrotherapy (Interweaved hot and cold water treatments with massage treatments), Scar Tissue Mobilization, Pregnancy/Pre-natal Massage, ART (Active Release Therapy), Corporate/On-Site Chair Massage.

Membership Organizations: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), ABMP, California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), United States Figure Skating Association, Vanderbilt University Alumni, Nashville Mountain Biking Team.

Notable Experience: USA Pro Cycling Championships, US Open, Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, Nashville Sounds, Vanderbilt Athletics - Vanderbilt Football, Vanderbilt Basketball, Music City Marathon, Race to Jack and Back, CMA Awards, Music City Bowl Game, ACM Awards, US Figure Skating Championships, San Jose Wolves, San Jose Sharks, Stanford Athletics, San Jose Earthquakes, Olympic and World Championship Athletes, Iron Man competitors, San Francisco Marathon, Forest of Nisene Parks Marathon, Avenue of Giants Marathon, Silicon Valley Marathon.

  • Has volunteered in the elite athlete's tent and as part of the medical team for numerous athletic events throughout the country
  • Has done research for some of the top sports medicine and physical therapy clinics in the United States
  • Additional experience in the areas of pregnancy, migraines, TMJ and post cosmetic surgery
  • Has written articles for local area and regional newsletters educating people about overuse, injury rehab and the benefits of massage and incorporating it into a workout regimen

Christianna is the founder of Athletic Edge. She is thrilled to be living her dream of helping the Bay Area's recreational, amateur, national class and Olympic athletes. When she is not engaged in professional pursuits, she also loves skiing, hiking, canyoning, running, biking, rock climbing, playing with her dog, and traveling with her family and friends.