Christopher Reed, CMT, CPPS

Therapeutic Accreditations:

Student Registrant - CTCMA
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture - McMaster University
Athletic Taping - Sports Med BC
Tuina, Gua Sha, Cupping - TCICTCMV, Certificate

Strength & Performance Accreditations:

Level I Sport Coach - USA Weightlifting
Certified Physical Preparation Specialist -  NSCA
Master Kettlebell Trainer - Canada - IKFF
Underground Strength Coach - The Underground Strength Gym
Pro-Trainer - CanFit Pro
Level III, Football Coach - NCCP
Certified Open Water Diver - PADI

Athletic Accomplishments:


Nationally Qualified, 120kg+ Men's Bench Only: 319lbs [2019]
Provincially Ranked, 120kg+ Men's Bench Only [2018]
Ranked 21st in British Columbia, 120kg+ Men's Bench Only [2017]
451lbs | 313.5lbs | 445.5lbs [S•B•D], 120kg+ Men's Open


Rank II - 24kg Snatch, Men's +100kg
598 total reps w/ 16kg, 1Hr Long Cycle Challenge
Kettlebells for Autism Charity Event (10/17/2015)


Hamilton Tiger Cats Free Agent Workout [2012]
Toronto Argonauts Free Agent Workout [2011]
Calgary Stampeders Specialist Free Agent Workout [2004]
Canadian Football League Combine -- Universite Laval -- Supplemental Draft [2004]

With nearly 3 decades of experience as both: an Elite Level Athlete and Certified Physical Preparation Specialist™ [CPPS]—through the National Strength and Conditioning Association—Christopher possesses a rare blend of: education, accreditation and real world, practical experience.  An empathetic and skilled clinical practitioner, Christopher uses the culmination of his knowledge and experiences to meet you, where you are, along your journey toward optimal health and healing.

You can rest assured that Christopher will do everything he can to help you get back in the game, living your life on your own terms; better—stronger and faster—than ever before.  Whether that involves: an occasional tune-up, complete rehabilitation or a comprehensive and personalized strength, performance and clinical plan; he can help!

Christopher’s journey toward becoming the Certified Manual Therapist [CMT] he is today started in a small borough named Etobicoke, in Ontario, Canada.  Born to an athletic and service orientated family with a rich history of playing professional sports and military service (Grandfather: in Canadian Navy – WW2, Mom: in Canada Sports Hall of Fame for Lacrosse, Dad: Pro-Hockey Player in WHA, Uncle: Pro Lacrosse Player, Uncle: ran track under Charlie Francis with Ben Johnson, Uncle: Canadian Army – Peacekeeping Mission, Cypress) it would appear the stage was set for Christopher to follow in familiar familial footsteps—which he did.

Early athletic ventures saw Christopher playing: baseball, hockey, street-hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, martial arts and football.  It was the latter two however, where Christopher’s passions were ignited.  At 13, Christopher started his life-long journey in marital arts training with studies in Goju Ryu Karate.  These experiences, in this particular dojo, emphasized the necessity for striking the perfect balance between: hard physical, mentally demanding training and softer modalities of: recovery, recuperation and restoration which would, in turn, form the foundation of his philosophy on: training, life and ultimately, clinical treatment.  

At 16, Christopher would set his sights on a dream of playing professional football in the CFL and dedicate the next 9 years of his life to chasing this pursuit.  After attaining his Bachelor's Degree from York University he was invited to the 2004 CFL Supplemental Draft at Laval University, in Laval, Quebec, Canada—and 3 subsequent individual workouts with Calgary (2004), Toronto (2011) and Hamilton (2012) respectively—however, Christopher’s dreams of playing professional football, would go unfulfilled.

In 2005, with his passion for physical training and preparation—and his yet, still thriving, competitive spirit—Christopher quickly made the pivot to shift his focus and drive towards becoming a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist™ with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Small Business Owner and Clinician.  This journey would set the course of the next 18 years of his professional-life to present day where, most recently, Christopher obtained his Diploma in Acupuncture from Central College.

In 2013/14, Christopher imploded his growing commercial gym business and made the move from Ontario to BC where, not too long after—October 2014—he met his wife: Jen.  Christopher and Jen make their home in the Lower Mainland with their son: Mackenzie.  When not in the clinic, Christopher can be found running one of his several other businesses, spending time with his family, golfing, training, reading or travelling.

Particular areas of clinical practice that Christopher focuses on:

     •  Neuromusculoskeletal issues.
     •  Sports Performance / Sports Injury / Return-to-play
     •  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
     •  Shoulder / Hip – Pathologies & Post Operative Recovery 

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