About Christie Lehman, MD, FABPMR R-MSK
Western North Carolina Physical & Rehabilitation Physician
Dr. Christie Lehman, MD, FABPMR R-MSK, grew up playing soccer competitively at the club level, semi-professionally, and at the Division 1 collegiate level at Wake Forest university. There she played at the highest level against the likes of Abby Wambach and other Olympic gold medalists. her career was unfortunately plagued by knee injuries and subsequent surgeries, which sparked her interest in sports medicine. While she can no longer play competitive soccer, she enjoys staying active, road cycling, participating in triathlons and coaching soccer with her family.
She graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Physics and went on to Ohio State University for her medical degree. She completed her medical internship and three years of residency training in the field of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Also called a rehabilitation physician or physiatrist, Dr. Lehman is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, bone, and brain experts who treat injury or illness non-surgically to decrease pain and restore function. It is a blend of neurology and orthopedics with a focus on precise diagnosis and maximizing function and activity level.
Dr. Lehman achieved Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation, which is given to physicians who demonstrate clinical excellence in performing EMG and Nerve conduction testing. Additionally, she has achieved Laboratory Accreditation in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and uses this to help diagnose issues, such as rotator cuff problems, in the clinic. She addresses conditions in a comprehensive non-surgical fashion, using precise diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment, such as platelet rich plasma injections. She cares for knee arthritis and long-standing tendon problems such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff disorders, and plantar fasciitis.