Chris graduated in 2004 from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelors degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training. In 2010 Chris added another degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant which he earned from Macomb Community College. Chris currently holds Michigan licenses as both an athletic trainer, and as a physical therapist assistant.
Chris joined CVSM in October 2019. He has spent several years working in the Rochester, Troy and Bloomfield Hills area, specializing in sports rehab. Chris was also the head athletic trainer at Clarkston High School in 2005-06. Chris uses various treatment techniques to help patients and athletes minimize/eliminate pain, reach their functional and long-term goals and return to their sportsYes of choice as quickly and safely as possible. Chris holds certifications in the following: Graston, FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and applied functional science through the Gray Institute. Techniques he uses include: Myofascial release, Graston technique, therapeutic exercise, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, counter strain techniques, etc. Chris believes in treating the entire body and looking for bio mechanical faults in injured individuals, correcting them and not just in treating the area that “hurts.”
“Improper mechanics can cause excessive stress to be placed on other areas of the body resulting break down of tissue and/or compensatory movements leading to injury.”
Chris is married to his wife Sara. They have 2 amazing children. When not working at CVSM, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey and soccer and watching his kids play soccer.