Chris grew up in Kansas City where he was an avid athlete. In high school he lettered in football, baseball, and basketball. In 1986, Chris accepted a baseball scholarship to the University of Kansas. During college Chris studied exercise physiology and psychology.
After graduating with honors from the University of Kansas, Chris was accepted to Northwestern University in the Physical Therapy program. While at Northwestern University, Chris volunteered his time every week at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with a disabled athletes strength and conditioning program. Chris received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern in 1993.
Following graduation Chris began his physical therapy career at the world renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. At RIC, Chris worked on the traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, and sports medicine units. Following his three incredible years at RIC, Chris became the clinical director of physical therapy for a private practice, Ultimate Performance Therapy.
While working at RIC and UPT, Chris became an avid golfer. Within five years of starting to play golf Chris was a scratch player. He then learned of a business opportunity that would allow him to blend his two passions, physical therapy and golf. In 2000, he purchased a golf fitness franchise called Body Balance for Performance. He became partners with a physical therapist based in Chicago, Betsy Voyles. Chris and Betsy ultimately owned and operated three Body Balance franchise territories in the Chicagoland area.
Also in 2000, Chris began working closely with the golf training company, Green to Tee Golf Academy. Chris and the teaching professionals from Green to Tee were able to achieve great results with their golfers by implementing golf-specific training programs in conjunction with swing lessons. We found that the most efficient way to work with golfers was to address their physical limitations and how these limitations relate directly to inconsistencies in the golf swing.
It was at GTT that Derek and Chris began to share ideas and work together with clients to understand their physical deficits and movement pattern tendencies, and how these factors affected their golf swings. In August of 2006, Chris and Derek co-founded Dynamic Golf Institute, the future model of ideal golf performance
Chris is currently a PGA apprentice, a Certified Golf Bio-mechanic from the CHEK Institute, and is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute. In addition he has appeared in the Chicago Tribune numerous times, and he has written golf fitness articles for Golf Chicago magazine. Chris and Derek are consultants for Back Nine fitness company, and they are currently developing a golf-specific fitness program for the Katami Bar Corporation
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