Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) – University of British Columbia
Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT) – University of Limerick
BCAK Registered Kinesiologist
ICBC Active Rehab, Kinesiology, Personal Training
Chris worked as a personal trainer before realizing he wanted to pursue a career in Kinesiology, where he graduated from the University of British Columbia with his BKin. More recently, Chris graduated from the University of Limerick in Ireland with his Master of Science in Physiotherapy. He has experience working with all types of individuals, ranging from pediatrics to older adults, and provides an evidence based approach to rehabilitation. Chris has a strong interest learning about and treating various musculoskeletal conditions, particularly with the knee and shoulder.
During his spare time, you can find Chris at the gym, exploring new breweries, or hiking the North Shore Mountains.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I like to lift weights, play sports, explore new breweries and new restaurants out in Vancouver. and you can also find me often hiking mountains in the north shore.
Do you have an area of specialization or interest?
I like to work with musculoskeletal patients, or those who have kind of been in motor vehicle accidents with concussion type symptoms or neurological symptoms. I like to work with all types of populations, whether it be pediatrics, older adults or anybody in between.
So I chose kinesiology. I’ve always been an active individual and growing up, I’ve played tons of sports, kind of always got injured and hurt myself and kind of wanted to know a bit more about rehabilitation. I’ve also worked as a personal trainer for the past five years and wanted that next step up just to get kind of a science background regarding rehab and performance.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
One piece of advice I would give is to be consistent and find things that you enjoy, that’ll help with your rehab and not just doing an exercise for the sake of doing an exercise or stretch for the sake of doing a stretch, but finding something you enjoy will make rehab a lot better and beneficial in the long run.
What do you like about Westcoast SCI?
I decided to join Westcoast SCI because of the team dynamic, the collaborative practice amongst therapists and staff. Coming to work is not like you’re going to a big box company where you come to work, you just work and you leave. You can enjoy being in the moment here, presently with all your coworkers and the goal of Westcoast SCI is active physiotherapy, and I’m a strong believer that exercise is key and pertinent to rehab rather than just slapping on, let’s say heat or a TENS machine to get the best outcomes.