Registered Physiotherapist, MPT, BScKin, CSCS GunnIMS


Chris has always enjoyed helping people achieve greater health and reach their goals, which made his journey to a career in Physiotherapy a natural fit. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick 2006, he worked as a personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Whistler for several years before completing his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2016. Chris has a continuous appetite for learning and growing professionally; to this end he has taken courses in manual and manipulative therapy, IMS/dry needling, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, management of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, as well as specific courses on shoulder, hip, knee, and low back rehabilitation.

Chris enjoys treating a varied caseload of patients with musculoskeletal injuries, including sport and orthopedic conditions, ranging from acute to chronic conditions. No matter how big or small the goal, his treatments are always individualized, educational, client-centered and supplemented with manual therapy and progressive exercise programs as necessary. Whether you are someone with common aches or pains or an athlete of any kind, Chris looks forward to being able to help you.

Chris is excited to join the team at Union and looks forward to the collaborative experience of working with excellent clinicians and coaches, continuing to grow as a therapist, and to provide the best possible care for his patients. Beyond the walls of the clinic, you can catch Chris mountain biking, trail running, or skiing in the local mountains. He believes that a strong, healthy body allows for optimal engagement in sport and life and aims to put his knowledge into practice in his own pursuits and strength and conditioning practice.


  • Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation with Bernard Tonks (2022)
  • Anatomic Neuropathic Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Level 1 with Foundations Health Education (2022)
  • Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions with Erik Meira (2021)
  • BoneFit Certification from Osteoporosis Canada (2021)
  • Introductory Vestibular Rehabilitation with Bernard Tonks (2020)
  • Concussion: Prevention, Detection, Management – University of Calgary & University of Laval (2020)
  • GLA:D Canada Certification: Management of Knee & Hip Osteoarthritis (2019)
  • The Shoulder: Complex doesn’t have to be Complicated with Adam Meakins (2019)
  • Getting Online with Telerehabilitation in British Columbia by Physiotherapy Association of BC (2019)
  • Institute of Clinical Excellence – Comprehensive Management of the Lumbar Spine (2019)
  • Healthy Aging Conference attendee – Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2019)
  • Strength Training for a Lifetime: Isometrics Seminar with Steve Maxwell (2019)
  • Winter Sports and the Masters Athlete Conference attendee – Sport Physiotherapy BC (2017)
  • Certified Orthopaedic Division Level 1 (2016)
  • Certified Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapist by Owens Recovery Science (2016)
  • McGill Method Level 1 Certification (2016)
  • Member of Editorial Review Panel for the National Strength and Conditioning Association publication Personal Training Quarterly (2014-present)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2010-present)


Real People. Real Results

Our Practitioners


Joel Harwood

Joel’s ongoing endeavors as a student, athlete, coach, and educator have led him to create a universal, athlete-centered approach to long-term development and human performance.

Adam Luu

I graduated with an honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree (BSc(H)Kin) from the University of Waterloo in 2007 and followed this with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy (MScPT) from McMaster University in 2010. 

Jay Chiasson

Jay spent the better part of a decade studying and working in the field of Structural Engineering before deciding to follow his true passion and become a Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Chris Cosby

Chris Has been practicing Physiotherapy since Graduating from Western University in 2016 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. After graduating he quickly began furthering his skills through the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Division obtaining levels 2 and 3 within 1 year. 

Derek Kyle

Derek’s primary goal is to get you back to moving comfortably so you can rebuild and get back to the activities you love. The sea to sky is a playground for people who love to move, and when injuries or pain get in the way of being active, it’s a little crazy-making. Let’s work together and get you back moving and loving life again.

Jon Israelson

Jon Israelson is a graduate from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapists in December of 2014. Growing up in Jasper AB, Jon started competing in freestyle skiing at an early age. This translated into Halfpipe and Big Mountain skiing, competing on the world tour and traveling all over North America. Doing so, Jon is no stranger to injury and has a great passion for resolving pain and dysfunction with a variety of modalities.

Mackenzie Kemps

Mackenzie Kemps BSc(H)PT, I am a certified physiotherapist with special interest and training with runners and the foot / ankle complex.

I graduated in 2017 from Brunel University London in the UK with my Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy degree and immediately jumped into working in the musculoskeletal world.

Chris Kennedy

Chris has always enjoyed helping people achieve greater health and reach their goals, which made his journey to a career in Physiotherapy a natural fit.

Lauren Lozinsky

Lauren is a Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and owner of Glow Pelvic Wellness. She gets to the root cause of her clients’ pelvic health and abdominal issues using a warm, holistic approach that looks beyond the pelvis.

Dylan Wheeler

With a university education in human kinetics, exercise physiology and 8 years of fitness training experience, Dylan is a personal trainer that is dedicated to helping you succeed.

Alex Ackerley

Alex is a Strength & Conditioning Coach from Hampshire, England. He played high-level Rugby in his teens and 20s and specializes in Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Performance. He is the owner of two successful Personal Training Companies and is happy to joining the Union team.

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