Registered Massage Therapist - Okanagan Valley College Of Massage Therapy
Registered Sports Massage Therapist (cc) - Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association
Certified Personal Trainer - National Strength & Conditioning Association
Performance Enhancement Specialist - NAtional Academy of Sports Medicine
Trained Triathlon Coach - National Coaching Certification Program
Chris completed his 3000 hour Diploma to become a Massage Therapist at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy located in Vernon British Columbia. He tailored his practicums throughout school towards sports massage and treatment, knowing early on that he wanted to focus on sports injury and recovery. Chris has volunteered at many sporting events in the Okanagan, to gain experience and hours towards his sports massage diploma through CSMTA. Chris knows that strength is key to staying healthy and preventing injury, in that in mind he has complemented his diploma with a Certification as Personal Trainer and a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Chris grew up in Kamloops, BC, and participated in many sports throughout his time here. He participated in Junior B lacrosse in his youth, being a part of the provincial championship team and junior A hockey. Due to shoulder injuries sustained in these contact sports, Chris was unable to continue these passions at a competitive level. He then discovered triathlon and became an avid enthusiast. Chris has become involved in the triathlon community, participating in the Kelowna Apple triathlon, the Penticton Peach Classic, and the Vernon Kal Rats race. With his sports history and having undergone surgery to repair both of his shoulders, Chris has an understanding of the importance of recovery from daily muscle strain, endurance sports, high impact sports, and post surgerical rehab.
In his spare time Chris enjoys teaching his two young children how to mountain bike and spend time exploring the Thompson/Okanagan, after gaining clinical experience working with a physiotherapist in Vernon, Chris decided to move back to Kamloops to be closer to family and provides exceptional service to help you recover.