“I believe in the power of a collaboration. I realize that every athlete must be approached on an individualized basis consistent with their unique ecosystem, and motivation to train and compete. I appreciate the enduring impact of my words and actions as a clinician. I believe that sound care involves engagement, transparency, and feedback to foster confidence in the plan and systems. I utilize a science-based framework while prioritizing safety as well as ongoing assessment. My patients exude sportsmanship, mental toughness, grit, accountability, and an unwavering commitment to overcome challenges to reach their best through consistent and deliberate practice. My ultimate goal is to put you in the best possible position to reclaim your grip on life while keeping you in the driver's seat."
Chris Johnson PT
Chris Johnson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, where he earned a bachelor of science with distinction while completing a senior thesis in the physical therapy department under Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler. Chris was a member of the varsity men’s tennis team, scholar athlete, captain in 2000, and recipient of the Lee J Hyncik award for excellence in athletics and academics. He remained at the University of Delaware to earn a degree in physical therapy while completing an orthopedic/sports graduate fellowship under Dr. Michael J. Axe of First State Orthopedics. Following graduation, he relocated to New York City to work at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma of Lenox Hill Hospital as a physical therapist and researcher. He remained there for the ensuing eight years until 2010 when he opened his own physical therapy and performance facility, Chris Johnson PT, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. In May 2013, Chris and his wife relocated from New York City to Seattle to pursue a more active, outdoor lifestyle. In addition to being a physical therapist, Chris is a certified triathlon coach (ITCA), three-time All American triathlete, two time Kona Qualifier, and is currently ranked 16th (AG) in the country for long course racing. Chris is also extensively published in the medical literature and has a monthly column on Ironman and an elaborate youtube channel.