Chris Pierce, MSPT, CSCS
Pierce is a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning
Specialist. He has a Masters in Physical Therapy and has completed a
residency in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the Institute of Orhopaedic
Manual Therapy, an affiliate of Mass General and Boston University.
Chris is a competitive rugby player with the Amoskeag Rugby Football
Club and enjoys spending time with his family, especially outdoors. His
career as a competitive athlete includes college varsity soccer, Academic
All American Wrestling Team for NCAA Division III National Championship
at Ithaca College. Chris was the team Physical Therapist for the USA
Rugby Under 19 National Team when they played in the Junior World Championship
in South Africa in 2005. He coached soccer for Men’s’ and
Women’s’ Varsity Team at MSU Billings. He enjoys mountain
biking, kayaking, hiking and camping and snowboarding.
At Balance Physical Therapy Chris works with a variety of people, including
children with physical challenges, competitive athletes who have experienced
injuries, as well as healthy adults seeking to enhance their strength
and conditioning. He gains tremendous satisfaction from helping his clients
help themselves get better. His goal is to help every client perform
at his or her highest ability, both in sports and in their overall lives.
His ability to motivate people is legendary.
Education and Experience
Chris completed a Masters degree in Physical Therapy at Ithaca College,
one year after he finished his bachelor’s degree in Clinical Science
at Ithaca. He also completed an internship in Athletic Training at the
Montana State University.
In December of 2008 Chris completed a Residency at the Institute of
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Woburn, MA. The Institute training is based
on the Norwegian National Program in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, which
promotes effective management of musculoskeletal disorders.
Chris worked as a Physical Therapist in Montana for several years, and
also served as Assistant Soccer Coach and Strength & Conditioning
Specialist at Montana State University (for both the men and women’s
soccer teams). At Saint Vincent Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Billings,
Montana, Chris treated athletes from the Rocky Mountain College football,
basketball, skiing and soccer programs. He also treated brain injury
patients in his role as one of two Physical Therapists providing transitional
living and outpatient care at a specialized rehabilitation program.
Chris worked with Pete Olson at Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy for
five years before they founded Balance Physical Therapy in 2006. They
share a belief that the ideal Physical Therapy integrates the highest
standard of clinical care with a whole-life approach to finding strength
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