Dr. Chris Keating, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
A Pursuit of Clinical Excellence
After years of hard work and strenuous studying, I began practicing as a professional Physical Therapist in 2009. My extensive medical knowledge combined with an ongoing curiosity to learn about the latest trends define my success in the medical field. To learn more about my medical and academic background, please read below.
I graduated from Cherry Hill High School West in 2002 before graduating from Rutgers University in Camden in 2006. I received a BA in General Science. While at Rutgers, I developed a desire to pursue healthcare and saw the practice of physical therapy as a perfect fit for me. I had two ankle injuries and had awful experiences with the medical system and physical therapy.
At Thomas Jefferson University, I trained to learn the skills and behaviours needed to succeed in the clinic. I learned from experts in the field, as well as at a variety of universities, during my rotations. Upon graduation from Thomas Jefferson University in 2009, I begin my life-long pursuit of education.
I am certified in the McKenzie Method, Graston Technique, Trigger Point Dry Needling, and trained as a clinical expert in orthopedics. My practice changed when I became an Orthopedic Board-Certified Specialists and then complete my Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. My practice no longer fit in the typical outpatient model. I put the patient’s goals first and structure programs designed to reach the goals of the patient, not my own. I use evidence and my experience to help guide patients to their desired goals.
My research focus is on the spine, with an emphasis on access, treatment pathways, and outcomes. I continue my research at a local university where I am an orthopedic professor. There I teach in the orthopedic residency program as well as students in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. I have commited my life to helping make a new type of therapist. Through research, education, residency, fellowship, and continuing education, I hope to bring people the care they desire.