Christopher Lybarger, PT, DPT
Chris Lybarger is a native of Burlington County, New Jersey. Throughout his youth and high school years, Chris participated in high level club soccer as well as hockey, golf, and track and field. He went on to graduate with both his Bachelor‘s degree in Sports and Exercise Science in 2005 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2008 from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Over that time, he was also a member of their Division II Men’s Soccer team from 2001-2005. Following graduation from Gannon, he spent 6+ years in Phoenix, AZ and Pittsburgh, PA where he gained extensive experience working with a wide range of active patients ranging from general orthopedic and weekend warriors to high level high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. This experience spans to athletes across a wide range of sports including soccer, football, hockey, baseball, volleyball, basketball, golf, swimming, track and field, tennis, dancing, as well as distance running and triathlons.
Chris also has extensive post-graduate continuing education in a variety of areas including: foot/ankle biomechanics in both walking and running gait assessments, functional movement analysis and treatment with Gary Gray, sport specific training including soccer, MCKENZIE Assessment and Treatment, MULLIGAN TECHNIQUE training (manual approach addressing musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and elimination of pain), ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization – a therapy that regenerates healthy soft tissue [muscles, tendons, etc.] and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions), DRY NEEDLING (skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal pain and movement impairments), as well as various other manual technique certifications that assist him in his treatment of patients and helping them meet their goals.
His goals include to provide anyone in need with a level of care not typically seen in today’s medical model: a whole body wellness approach, geared toward aiding them in returning to their activity not only healed but better then prior to their injury and with the tools needed to help prevent it from reoccurring. Chris is excited to raise his family around the type of organization The Training Room is, and instill in them the sense of reward gained by helping their fellow man/woman. Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young sons and is still active in soccer, as well as resistance training and any form of exercise. He is also an avid fan of professional soccer and hockey as well as collegiate football.