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PTCS Contributing Authors

Our contributing authors are contributing to ongoing articles and the creation of advanced certifications. PTCS

has hand selected all of our authors, based on their diverse education, training, skillset and experiences.

Chris Kirby-Smith, PTA, BS
A native to Maryland, Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in
Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public

Health.  While attending the University of Maryland Chris focused his studies
on biomechanics,
exercise physiology, and researched the effects of proper

diet and exercise on individuals with type 2 diabetes.  Chris later attended

Carroll Community College, where he earned his Associate of Applied Science

degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.  Chris was exposed to a

diverse population of patients through his clinical rotations, including nursing
homes, geriatrics, inpatient, and pediatrics.
However, he excels in the outpatient

orthopedic and sports rehabilitation settings.  Chris has been practicing in

Maryland for 4 years and continues to return patients to a level that meets

or exceeds their prior level of function with manual techniques, injury
prevention education, and individualized therapeutic exercise.  Chris is

enthusiastic about personal fitness and is currently seeking his personal training

certification through ACSM.


B.S. Kinesiology, University of Maryland

ACSM-Presently studying for CPT exam