Chris graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences. He then completed a BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy at the University of Salford, and as part of his ongoing development was admitted to the degree of MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) at the University of Bradford in 2009. Chris is also a fully qualified Acupuncture practitioner and is registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Chris has been employed within the NHS at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust since qualifying, and has progressed to heading a team of nine staff in their Orthopaedic Gymnasium, providing sports injury and Orthopaedic rehabilitation services. As part of his leadership role in the NHS, Chris has worked alongside Bradford’s Orthopaedic surgeons to develop a number of post-operative rehabilitation protocols, based on the latest research evidence. He also provides Orthopaedic Triage services, assessing patients to refer into the soft tissue knee and ankle surgical services.
In 2010, Chris opened his own Physiotherapy clinic in Huddersfield – North Light Physiotherapy – which has since provided Physiotherapy services in the surrounding areas.
Chris joined Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) for the 2013 season, working alongside former club Physiotherapist and school friend Scot McAllister. Prior to joining YCCC, Chris began to develop strong links with local cricket, with North Light Physiotherapy primarily providing services to Thongsbridge CC of the Drakes Huddersfield League.