Chris 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 world-renowned 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 physical therapy and performance facility, Chris Johnson PT PLLC, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.
In 2013, Chris relocated to Seattle to further pursue his professional work while taking advantage of a more active, outdoor lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, he opened Zeren PT LLC, whose mission is to provide unparalleled physical therapy and performance coaching for multisport athletes in the Pacific Northwest. Chris, along with his business partner, Ben Wobker, also founded RunCadence LLC in early 2016. RunCadence is an app for IOS devices and the Apple Watch that is designed to help runners apply step rate AKA cadence to their training.
In addition to being a physical therapist, Chris is a certified triathlon coach (ITCA). Outside of his professional work, Chris races triathlon at the amateur elite level. He is a five-time USAT All American, two-time Kona Qualifier, and is one of the dominant age group athletes in long course triathlon. Chris is also extensively published in the medical literature and is a sought after public speaker.
To learn more about Chris, please visit his website chrisjohnsonpt.com
How I Stay Moving:
Swim, Bike, Run, Lift