Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Coach
Fortis Fitness & Rehabilitation
1176 W Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, Nevada, 89074, United States
Social Media Links
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FortisFitnessRehab/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortisfitnessrehab/
Kristopher holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2004) and BS in Exercise Science (1999) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also completed post-graduate fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy through Daemen College (2008).
Specialties & Certifications
- Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists - FAAOMPT
- NATA Certified Athletic Trainer – ATC
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist - CSCS
- CrossFit Level 1
- BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach
- Functional Movement Screen – FMS
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment – SFMA
- Dry Needling
- Neurokinetic Therapy (L1)
- Rocktape’s Fascial Movement Taping – FMT
- Pilates For Rehabilitation: Polestar Pilates
Athletic & Training Background
I grew up playing baseball starting at age 5, and did so through high school. Also played football and some wrestling in high school, as well as recreational soccer, tennis, and roller hockey. I have always worked out, and currently train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, CrossFit, and traditional strength & conditioning.
Current Role Working with Athletes
I have always had a passion for working with athletes, and over the last few years I have been able to niche my practice and experiences into a focus on sports physical therapy & high performance here in Las Vegas, NV.
I have worked as the team PT/ATC for a number of local teams (LFL Las Vegas Sin - women's football, WFL Las Vegas Showgirlz - women's football, ECHL Las Vegas Wrangler's – Men’s AA hockey), and covered local events (local CrossFit competitions, 7's Rugby, etc).
Following rotations at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO I have had the opportunity to work International events such as the Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Tournament put on by USA Wrestling at OTC Colorad Springs, the IJF 2014 Junior World Championships with USA Judo, the IMMAF World Championships, and most various Grand Prix Competitions & Olympic Training Camps for USA Judo.
I currently work with tactical athletes in our US Military as part of a human performance program taking care of our elite special operators.
Fortis Fitness & Rehabilitation is located in Henderson, NV and shares a 9,000 square foot training facility with CrossFit Veni Vidi Vici East. This allows us to offer services for total athlete development under one roof, from training to rehabilitation, to recovery & regeneration. I believe the best prevention is simply good training. When injury does occur, treatment and programming is tailored to the needs of the individual athlete. I utilize an integrated approach to evaluation & treatment, where a combination of medical screening, traditional orthopedic examination, & movement screening is used to evaluate and determine the needs of the client and point us towards the most appropriate treatment interventions. Treatment is focused on making change quickly, and making the greatest change in the least amount of time as is physiologically possible. Interventions may include manual therapy, dry needling, corrective exercise, strength training, neuro-muscular reeducation, and as much education as the client can handle! My ultimate goal is to blend High Tech with High Touch: where we can use research & technology to monitor and assist our treatment & training decisions, but also provide quality, personalized treatment & training as more of a coach than therapist.