MPT, BScKin, CSCS.
Chris completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia after a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. He also has several years of experience working as a personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This passion for helping his clients achieve greater health and reach their goals was the driving force that led Chris to pursue a career in physiotherapy.
His practice is guided by current research, clinical experiences, and patient preference. He views exercise and education as essential components of all treatment plans. Chris believes that people experiencing pain and decreased function should not just be rehabilitated back to their baseline but that their journey should continue to progress to greater health and performance.
Chris enjoys working with people who have a wide range of conditions from acute sports injuries to more chronic issues. He also enjoys helping those who have goals related to injury prevention or improving performance. Chris has undergone advanced training in the assessment and treatment of lower back and shoulder conditions as well as the most common bone and joint issues – osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to his broad musculoskeletal experience and interests, Chris has also received training in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion treatment which enables him to work with people experiencing a range of symptoms related to dizziness and vertigo.
Since moving to British Columbia from Nova Scotia in 2006, Chris has embraced a wide range of outdoor activities that the Sea-to-Sky region has to offer, including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and more recently, climbing and paddle boarding. He believes that a strong, healthy body allows for optimal engagement in sport and life and aims to put his knowledge into practice in his own pursuits.
Find out more on his website – www.fortifyphysio.ca