Dr. Harper has had the principle of quality patient care and education as the core of his practice philosophy throughout his career and chose to open a practice in southeast Salt Lake Valley in 2012 to better serve his patients. Chris' approach to care is grounded in evidence-guided practice and extensive experience without an obligation to corporate quotas. This clinical model allows for the highest quality care with the attention to detail that patients deserve. With over twenty-five years of experience and remaining current with the latest research, Chris helps his patients achieve optimal outcomes and participate in the activities they love.
After graduating BouvéCollege of Health Science Physical Therapy program at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1993, Christopher Harper worked as a staff physical therapist at a service oriented private outpatient orthopedic practice until 1997. With a love for the outdoors and a desire to explore different regions of the United States, Chris became a contract traveling physical therapist and served a wide variety of patients in multiple states including Washington, New Jersey and the Carolinas. In 1999 Chris chose to establish roots in Salt Lake City, Utah and managed multiple clinics for a large corporation. This continued for more than a decade while Chris also developed the Jordan Applied Technology Center's Physical Therapy Careers program, established in 2001. This nationally recognized professional advocacy program served to allow high school seniors to observe with physical therapists while learning core skills and knowledge related to working in the health care arena. Chris also serves as a member of the medical advisory board for KT Tape as well as being featured in online instructional videos and is considered a world renown expert on the applications of kinesiology taping. While continuing to teach, treat, and advise, Chris attended the University of Utah and obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Board Certification in Orthopedics shortly thereafter. Due to his expertise, Chris has been selected to develop an international institute with the goal of training clinicians in the evidence-based use of kinesiology taping as an adjunctive modality. With his attention to detail and ability to tailor rehabilitative activities to the individual, Dr. Harper also contributes to the assessment and resolution of orthopedic barriers with the top-ranked fitness and weight loss retreat in the United States. Chris has had the principle of quality patient care and education as a core of his practice throughout his career and chose to lead a practice in southeast Salt Lake Valley in 2012 to better serve his patients. With over twenty years of experience and remaining current with the latest evidence, Chris helps his patients achieve optimal outcomes and continue to participate in the activities they love.