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Chris Franks

Chris Franks

Physiotherapist

​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.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelors in Human Kinetics, Exercise Science, University of British Columbia

Roots

  • 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)

Client CV

  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS)
  • Canadian Soccer Association
  • University of British Columbia
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

Professional Highlights

  • 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

Research Interests

  • Young athlete development
  • Injury prevention