About CHRIS KENNEDY

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.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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)

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