Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (currently studying)
Chris began his career in health and fitness industry working in downtown Toronto as a personal trainer and boxing coach in 1998. He began his post-secondary education at the University of Toronto where he studied Human Biology for two years before transferring to Sheridan College. In 2007 Chris graduating with an Applied Health Science Bachelor's Degree, specializing in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College. In 2008, Chris completed his Athletic Therapy certification process with the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association. While working part time as an Athletic Therapist, he went on to study Massage Therapy at Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto and received his Diploma in Massage Therapy in June of 2010 and his Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in July 2010. Chris is currently studying Osteopathy part time at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. He is working towards a Diploma in Osteopathy (Manual Practitioner) and the completion of an Osteopathic research thesis.
Chris is a member of the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, Ontario Athletic Therapist Association, the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario, and the Ontario Association of Osteopaths. In the past, Chris has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Coaching Certification Program (level 3 in boxing).
Chris’s training includes strategies for: acute sports injury management, rehabilitation, regenerative and restorative care, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and athletic development. His clinical training includes the use of therapeutic modalities such as ultra-sound, TENS, IFC, neuromuscular stimulation, low level laser, cryo-therapy, thermal therapy, athletic taping and bracing, and kinesio-taping. These modalities may be used in combination with other forms of therapy to optimize healing and recovery, depending of the condition.
Chris is currently in private practice in downtown Toronto, utilizing his unique blend of manual and exercise therapy, principled by osteopathic and sports medicine philosophies. His focus is on resolving injuries, improving function, and enhancing performance while attempting to foster an environment that allows life long progression no matter what your chosen hobby, leisure activity, or sport.
In 2014, Chris started his 10th season as the Head Athletic Therapist for the Toronto Nomads Men’s Rugby Club. www.TorontoNomads.com