After earning his doctorate in physical therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove in 2001, Chris completed a full-time mentorship/residency in Advanced Manual Physical Therapy through Kaiser Permanente in Hayward, California in 2002. He was certified in manipulative therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2006.
Chris is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy. His Fellowship research revolved around studying the effect of clinical mentorship on the clinic outcomes in novice physical therapists.
In addition to his clinical duties, he provides guest lectures at Pacific University. He also co-developed courses through Therapeutic Associates on pain neurophysiology, clinical reasoning, clinical research, and treatment-based classification and treatment of acute low back pain. He is a faculty member with NAIOMT and heads the Research Committee. Chris also serves as the Assistant Director of the TAI Orthopaedic Clinical Residency program and Director of Research for TAI.
Chris’ clinical emphasis is treating patients with a variety of complex musculoskeletal injuries, including the spine, extremities, and TMJ/TMD. His clinical and teaching work emphasizes systematic clinical reasoning strategies to aide treatment of complex conditions. He also enjoys working with athletes of all ages and skill levels, both for injury prevention and management.
As a native Oregonian, he enjoys participating in numerous outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and three sons.