Chris is a Sports Residency and Sports Performance Fellowship trained Doctor of Physical Therapy currently working with the US Air Force Special Warfare-13ASOS at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO, while also completing a Masters of Philosophy (in Rehabilitation Science) specifically looking into rate of force development profiles.
He recently left Auckland, New Zealand, holding a practice, lectureship, and sports performance role. He was there throughout 2020, and had the privilege of working with a variety of Professional Rugby organizations. Prior to this transition, he was with Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine in Houston, Texas from 2014-2019. Chris was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana and grew up engaged in sports and athletics with his 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He completed his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, while also playing baseball for their D1 program as a shortstop and second basemen. Achieving a bachelor’s of science in Kinesiology, Chris then moved to St. Augustine, FL to complete his physical therapy education with the University of St. Augustine, graduating with honors in 2012. Chris went on to further specialize his education in sports medicine, taking an awarded position with The Ohio State University's Sports Physical Therapist Residency program in Columbus, OH. Upon completion of the residency program and achieving his board credentialed Sports Certified Specialization, he took a Performance Fellowship position with the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, focusing on collaboration and integration with the Louisville Strength and Conditioning Team. While there, he was awarded a traveling fellowship through the American Physical Therapy Association through which he interacted with various sports medicine sites locations throughout the country, notably Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine in Houston, TX. Chris moved to Houston in 2014 to take a position with Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine as a Physical Therapist, a Sports Residency faculty member and curriculum advisor, and also positions in program development and collaboration with physicians and other medical personnel. He spent time in both primary and assistant research positions, and as a consultant to various entities and programs throughout the Houston area. In November 2019, Chris took a Masters of Philosophy position with Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. This involves a research appointment to be completed towards the end of 2020. Chris is continuing to practice as a Physiotherapist in New Zealand, serves as adjunct faculty at the Auckland University of Technology Physiotherapy school, and serves as medical staff for local rugby and tennis. He continues to be involved in a myriad of USA projects, research programs, and mentorship, while staying active in writing and publications. Chris recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO in August 2020 to work with the US Air Force Tactical unit at Fort Carson.