Christopher is a board-certified Physical Therapist Director at our Woodlands location. A native Houstonian, Christopher began his career in physical therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center treating patients across a variety diagnoses in the oncology setting, participating in research studies, educational programs, and serving in various leadership roles. He later continued his practice in the Kindred Healthcare system specializing in long-term acute care. During his time as a physical therapist, he has earned his Master of Science (M.S.), clinical doctorate (D.P.T), and is currently a PhD student at Texas Woman’s University. He will also be seeking the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Specialist Certification in 2015. Prior to changing careers to become a physical therapist, Christopher worked in basic research as a molecular biologist at institutions such as Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, co-authoring several publications. A lifelong exercise, fitness, wellness, and sport enthusiast, Christopher draws from a diverse set of personal and professional experiences in areas such as traditional exercise science, biomechanics, yoga, and martial arts. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and an APTA section member in the areas of acute care, cardiopulmonary PT, oncology, and research. Christopher truly enjoys sharing his expertise with his patients, especially in the area of teaching his patients how to retrain their breathing and improve their quality of life.