Education:

Brigham Young University: Bachelor of Science of Physical Education 

Creighton University: Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Dr Chris Knudsen

Doctor Chris Knudsen, was born and raised in Orem, Utah. He is a graduate of BYU and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, in May of 2000. He spent 15 years practicing physical therapy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he specialized in orthopedic physical therapy. He joined his brother's practice in June of 2016.

Dr. Chris Knudsen loves spending time with his wife, Amanda, and their four children. He loves to read science fiction books and is a big Star Trek and Star War fan. He and his wife love sitting on the couch with their laptops in the evening doing family history. He even has his own YouTube channel called Watch Me Do Family History.

 

How did he get started in Physical Therapy? "I had my first taste of physical therapy as a patient when I was 14 years old. I accidentally fell while jumping over some trash cans late one night when I was out jogging. I hurt my shoulder and ended up having surgery to repair a torn labrum. I went to several weeks of physical therapy and was fascinated by all of it. That is when I decided to become a physical therapist."

 

Dr. Chris Knudsen has a treatment philosophy that centers on the patient. He enjoys helping people and listening to their stories. After 20 years of treating patients, he says his favorite part of his job is when he gets to see his patients smile. They smile when they see that there is hope for them and they have the potential to be pain-free.

Published Online

 14.08.2019 | Dr. Chris Knudsen, DPT

What is the best way to strengthen back muscles?

 

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the US. In this article Dr. Chris Knudsen, DPT discusses the best way to strengthen back muscles to help avoid the threat of disability. Dr. Knudsen is one of the owners of the Muscle IQ Physical Therapy Clinic in Provo, Utah, USA, which has been utilizing the DAVID Solution for many years.