Chris received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California in 2017. Prior to his graduate program, he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2022, Chris became a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) furthering his expertise in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies. Chris has worked in outpatient orthopedics for over five years and taken advanced manual therapy coursework along the way.
Chris grew up in Ocean Grove, New Jersey where he worked as a lifeguard and developed a strong passion for surfing. His draw to the ocean is a big reason he fell in love with San Diego and now considers it home. Chris has a long history of competitive soccer play and continues to enjoy running, hiking, biking and most all outdoor activity. Growing up with parents who owned a small Physical Therapy practice, he has been exposed to and inspired by rehabilitation from a very young age. Chris takes pride in developing individualized treatment programs and utilizing advanced interventions including; active release techniques (ART), pin and stretch, active muscle pumping (AMP), joint mobilization, myofascial release, cupping, IASTM and neuromuscular re-education. Through thorough evaluation and implementation of advanced manual therapy and corrective exercise, Chris works with patients to eliminate pain, improve movement quality and facilitate return to optimal function.