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Chris Wolfinger PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Certified Athletic Trainer

RU1 - Kearny Mesa

HOMETOWN: Pleasanton, CA

EDUCATION: ​San Diego State University - University of the Pacific - Doctorate in Physical Therapy; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology ​with emphasis in Athletic Training

SPORTS: Ice hockey, ​​golf, ​baseball

HOBBIES: Going on adventures with family, hiking, climbing, going to the beach, exercising

FAVORITE FOODS: ​Chicken parm, breakfast burritos, sushi, pad thai

WHO YOU ADMIRE/FAVORITE MENTOR: Dr. Davenport during PT school helped me get to where I am today.

NICKNAME: Wolfy

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU: ​Favorite band is Mumford and Sons​

 

Chris, known as “Wolfy” around Rehab United, graduated in 2015 from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree. During PT school, he had the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations at EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance) in Los Angeles, CA and with the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, AZ. Chris started with Rehab United in 2011 as a volunteer and athletic training student, where he helped out with various events, including the San Diego Surf Cup.

Chris moved from Pleasanton, CA to San Diego to attend San Diego State University in 2009. At SDSU he played club ice hockey for the Aztecs while majoring in Kinesiology. He graduated from SDSU with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 2013, and became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) soon after. He then moved back up to Northern California to attend physical therapy school with his high school sweetheart, Gwyn, where she worked as an elementary school teacher. One month after graduating from University of the Pacific, Chris and Gwyn tied the knot on October 17, 2015 and had their first baby, Wesley, on August 1, 2016. Chris enjoys playing golf and hockey in his spare time, and is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

After graduating from University of the Pacific, Chris accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position for the San Jose Barracuda, AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks for the 2015-2016 season. With the Barracuda he was responsible for monitoring the health of players and staff both on and off the ice, developing professional relationships with the team physicians, and rehabilitating injured players to get them back to playing as quickly and safely as possible. After the season ended, Chris and Gwyn had the opportunity to make the move back down to sunny San Diego to re-join the RU family.