Chris comes from a long career of high performance and sports medicine achievements. He
Started his professional career in 2003 when he graduated with his Doctorate degree in
physical therapy from the University of Miami. He founded Jaguar Therapeutics in 2007 were
he spent 15 years as the CEO and head physical therapist. By combining his business
background with his vision of physical medicine, he took a fragmented outpatient system and
created a true multidisciplinary environment. By bringing together physical therapy, chiropractic,
acupuncture, massage, physiological testing and engineering it with strength and conditioning and
skills coaching, the ultimate environment has been created for anyone aiming to achieve their
goals. Under these principles he treated and rehabbed some of the best professional and non-
professional athletes in Miami and across the United States.
During this time Chris also spent 8 years with the US sailing team. He was the head strength and
conditioning and assistant physical therapists from 2009-2014. This transitioned into the head
physical therapist and Medical Director positions from 2012-2016 where he represented the US as
the team physical therapist at the 2012 London Olympics.
Through Jaguar Therapeutics Chris has directed and treated as a physical therapist with Pete
Bommarito at Bommarito Performance Systems from 2010-2015, Fitspeed with Mate Gates from
2015-2017, XPE with Matt Gates and Tony Villani from 2018-2023, and APEC from 2022-Current.
Through these programs he has been leader in transition for over 550 college football players into
the professional ranks. During this same period Chris has also directed and treated over 300
professional NFL players during their offseason.
Chris Graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science in Business
management. He continued his education at the University of Miami by graduating with his
Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2007. Since Graduating from the University of Miami
he has taken numerous physical therapy and strength and conditioning certifications achieving
his Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist (CSCS), United States Olympic weightlifting
Club Coach (USAW), and Master Dry Needling Certification (MDNC). Over the past year Chris
has also started his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Parker University in Dallas Texas.
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Originally from Peoria IL, Chris attended Macomb Highschool where he was a dual sport athlete
excelling in Baseball and Basketball. He Played basketball at Eastern Illinois University helping
the team to a OVC tournament championship and birth in the NCAA tournament in 2001. After
graduating from EIU, Chris attended the University of Miami graduating with a Doctorate
degree in physical therapy. He spent 20 years in Miami where he started his family. Chris is
married and has 3 daughters and 1 son.