BSc, MSc (Distinction), BPhty (Distinction), APAM |
Chris completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (with Distinction) from the University of Otago in 2008. Prior to joining the Berwick/Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy team in 2011, Chris worked in private practice in New Zealand specialising in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.
Prior to completing his Physiotherapy degree, he had spent 4 years teaching academic English and studying Martial Arts in South Korea and a further year travelling. Chris also holds both a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Anatomy and has taught Anatomy to a wide range of undergraduate health science students. He was also actively involved in research resulting in the publication of papers in both Anatomy and Physiotherapy which have been presented at conferences internationally.
Chris has a particular interest in acute musculoskeletal/sports injuries, especially those involving the spine or lower limbs and puts a large emphasis on manual therapy, muscle balance and biomechanical assessment. His anatomy and academic background gives him a unique ability to accurately assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms. Chris has a particular passion for providing patients with strategies focusing on injury prevention and self management.
Chris has attended multiple post-graduate courses in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (including manipulation/manual therapy, dry needling and pilates) and is a keen sportsman having represented his province in soccer and he also holds black belts and has instructed in both Taekwondo and Hapkido. Recently Chris has become an avid golfer and we hope to see him on the PGA tour soon.
Chris is currently involved in taking hydrotherapy classes for Berwick Physiotherapy.