BSc (Hons), MPT
Sport Physiotherapy Diploma
Chris graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. (Honours) in 2000 and went on to obtain his Master of Physiotherapy degree in Perth, Australia, in 2003. Since becoming a physiotherapist, Chris has specialized his training with postgraduate studies in manual therapy and sport physiotherapy, achieving his Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy in 2007.
He has worked with a variety of athletes from high school to professional level, including the 2004 National Champion UBC Women’s Basketball team, the 2006 USL Champion Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey teams at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He was the physiotherapist with the Canadian Alpine Ski team (2006-08) and the Canadian Ski Cross team (2008-10), and was part of the Canadian Medical team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He is currently the team physiotherapist for the BC Endurance Project – a group of Canada’s elite distance runners based out of Vancouver.
Chris has also competed at the national level as a successful middle-distance runner, earning a silver medal at the Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in 1996 and a bronze medal at the CIAU (CIS) Track & Field Championships in 1997. In his spare time is an avid skier, kayaker, and marathon runner. Chris is also currently pursuing his PhD in running biomechanics at UBC. His aim is to develop an intervention program to reduce injury rates in novice recreational runners. His practice philosophy is focused on manual therapy with movement retraining.