What is your typical process for working with a new client?
A new client will first be interviewed for a thorough understanding of the circumstances of your injury or complaint. The following physical evaluation will help us determine the most pertinent impairments to your dysfunction. We will then address those impairments with hands-on techniques, and finally, re-educate the body with movement. Both Initial Evaluation and Follow-Ups are 1-on-1 55-minute sessions.
Why don’t you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance because many times insurance reimbursement is poor and inconsistent. We provide quality and consistent 1-on-1 care without the influence of insurance policies on our business practices. We typically see clients 1x per week because we are able to make a big impact during each of our sessions. In contrast, most insurance-based clinics require you to come in 2-3x per wk in order to see results. Considering today’s high co-payments from $50 and up, LatitudePT is a great value.
Although we don’t accept insurance, the payments you make may be reimbursable by your insurance company under your out-of-network physical therapy benefits. In order to help you better understand your physical therapy benefits, download this worksheet and call your insurance company.
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Chris graduated from Santa Clara University in 2008 with a B.S. in Combined Sciences and a Minor in Spanish Studies.
For 3 years he worked for Olympic Physical Therapy in Seattle, WA learning from a group of expert PTs including fellows of Manual Therapy. Since then he has only built upon the concepts he learned there, and continues to add to his unique perspective influenced by several schools of thought in Physiotherapy, Fitness, and Athletics including NAIOMT, The Postural Restoration Institute, The Running Clinic, and The Paris Method from the University of St Augustine’s Manual Therapy Continuing Education Program.
In 2014 he graduated with Honors from the University of St. Augustine, here in Austin, TX. The program is strong in orthopedics and manual therapy, thus building on his passion for hands-on-treatment. Since graduating his experience has been mostly in orthopedics and in 2016 he completed his certification in Dry Needling. Other skills he has picked up along the way include IASTM, myofascial release, and cupping. Continuing education for runners has also helped him provide better treatment for this unique population.
What type of fitness training do you specialize in?
If you are looking for a fitness routine, we have a program that will identify your weakness, build a strong (deep) CORE, connect the disjointed segments of your body, and build true foundational strength. We highly recommend a program like ours before initiating a very high-intensity practice such as bodybuilding, CrossFit or running. The movements that we instruct are rooted gymnastics, calisthenics, yoga, and martial arts but have been adapted to narrow the gap between dysfunction and optimal function. If you are more concerned about what your body can do than what it looks like, this is the program for you! But don’t worry, the results will come! To learn more about the different services we provide, please visit the Services page.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
For Chris, physiotherapy has been a journey towards a deeper self-understanding, and a desire to help others. As a D1 Cross Country and Track athlete, injuries were a part of life. He struggled with anterior hip pain from halfway point of his collegiate running career, and he also watched numerous teammates succumb to a variety of problems. It sparked an interest and he had to know what was happening beneath the surface. A great course in anatomy was enough to get him started, but he didn’t have a good example of physiotherapy until starting work with Olympic Physical Therapy in Kirkland, WA. It was there that his passion for rehab grew and his lifelong dysfunctions began to heal. The therapists he worked with were unlike other professionals he had come in contact with. They seemed to consider the entire body from head to toe. Inspired by this experience, he has made it his life’s passion to share physiotherapy with as many people possible.
What types of clients have you worked with?
Chris has worked with a wide variety of clients from elite athletes to older adults who suffer from any number of musculoskeletal conditions such as jaw and neck pain, headaches, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, hand and wrist injuries, knee pain, ACL rehab, labral tears, ITB syndrome, ankle sprains, meniscus repairs, low back pain, disc herniations, plantar fasciitis, and more.
Chris loves to work with active people who are trying to get back to what they love because he believes that ultimately movement is the only thing that will truly set the body free.
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