Chris is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his Master of Physiotherapy degree in Perth, Australia, in 2003 and his PhD (“Running biomechanics and injury prevention”) at UBC in 2018. 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 and the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. He is currently a physiotherapist with Athletics Canada and has been selected as part of the Tokyo 2020 medical team.
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 (USport) Track & Field Championships in 1997. In his spare time he is an avid skier, kayaker, and marathon runner. His practice philosophy is focused on exercise therapy with movement retraining.
Chris is currently pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship at SFU in running biomechanics and wearable technology. He offers running gait analysis and retraining at Restore Physiotherapy in Vancouver (www.restorephysiotherapy.ca).