Christopher Edmundson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Christopher is running for Delegate at Large in the 2020 Board Elections. 

Chris began as a physical therapist in 2003 after receiving a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He later went on to complete a residency in orthopedic manual therapy at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons College in Boston. He later completed the Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Chris is Board Certified in Orthopaedics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. Most of his career, Chris has worked for urban and suburban hospital-based outpatient therapy departments. In 2016, Chris founded Integral Physical Therapy in Firestone, CO and now has two additional locations in Erie and Thornton. Outside of the clinic Chris teaches at Regis University as Affiliate Faculty in the School of Physical Therapy.

Why do you feel qualified to serve in the above position?

I have served as a Colorado Chapter Delegate for the last 3 years and on the Government Affairs committee since 2014. I am well acquainted with House procedures and the issues facing the physical therapy profession. Since 2014 I have been consistently involved in solving problems faced by the APTA along with advancement of our scope of practice.

Why do you want to serve in the above position?

Last year I wrote a House motion aimed at clarifying the scope of work for the physical therapist assistant. We presented this to the Reference Committee and later decided to withdraw the motion as some stakeholders wished to find a different pathway toward solving this problem. I believe that this is just the beginning of a large body of work that must be completed to make the APTA more inclusive of PTAs and I intend to continue work on this as a Delegate. Furthermore, I would like to introduce motions help increase the financial sustainability of physical therapists and physical therapist practices.