Episode 2: Chris Johnson

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Chris Johnson, PT

Chris Johnson is a physical therapist, performance coach, and international speaker based out of Seattle, WA. Chris produces an extensive amount of educational content for runners, triathletes, coaches, and clinicians treating endurance athletes. He has several resources and weekend courses available through his website, including the Runner’s Zone online network. He established a popular YouTube channel in 2010 and has been frequently active on the platform since. He is also the co-host of The Runner’s Zone Podcast with Nathan Carlson.

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 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 own physical therapy and performance facility, Chris Johnson PT, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. In May 2013, Chris and his wife relocated from New York City to Seattle to pursue a more active, outdoor lifestyle. In addition to being a physical therapist, Chris is a certified triathlon coach (ITCA), three-time All American triathlete, and two time Kona Qualifier. Chris is also extensively published in the medical literature and has a monthly column on Ironman.

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