Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
As part of the integrated practitioner team at Fortius Sport & Health, Physiotherapist Chris Franks brings over a decade's worth of experience as a sport physiotherapist to Fortius. A member of the Physiotherapy team during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Chris Franks has worked with multiple members of the Fortius team during his time working with the Canadian Soccer Association, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, and his current role as a Therapist within the Vancouver Whitecaps FC organization. He has been a guest lecturer at SFU and UBC and has worked extensively with the UBC sport department, acting as physiotherapist for soccer, rugby and swimming between 2003-2011.
Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
Bachelors in Human Kinetics, Exercise Science, University of British Columbia
Former youth and reserve team soccer player, Doncaster Rovers FC, England (1992-1993)
Former professional soccer player, Vancouver Whitecaps FC/86ers (1994-2005)
Member of Canada's National Mens Soccer program (1991-2002)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS)
Canadian Soccer Association
University of British Columbia
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games
Head Therapist, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency Program 2011-Present
Physiotherapist, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games – Ice Hockey
Head Physiotherapist, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2007-2009
Physiotherapist, Canadian Soccer Association (U20, Olympic Team and World Cup Team Camps) 2005-2010
Young athlete development