Staff

CHRIS GARAVITO

MSPT, TPIMP, Owner

Chris is the founder of Performance and Rehabilitation Physical Therapy (PAR PT). He earned his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in 2009. He has worked as a physical therapist locally for the last 10 years in settings that have included inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing and home health.

However, being an avid golfer himself, Chris' passion has always been working with those patients whose ultimate goal was to return to pain-free golfing. As you can imagine, residing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Golf Capital of the World, Chris has worked with dozens of these patients over the last decade, whether they have undergone a joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, overuse injuries or have been dealing with chronic pain while golfing for years. He began to get frustrated with time, space, and equipment constraints placed upon him and this specific patient population by insurance companies and facilities.

Therefore in 2017, Chris took a leap of faith by founding PAR PT and married his two passions: improving people's functional movement and the game of golf. He expanded his skill set to excel in these areas by becoming a certified Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional and is also certified in Functional Movement Systems.

Chris continues to love working with traditional physical therapy patients as well and getting people back to their everyday activities. He has a passion to educate the general public on trying conservative treatment methods prior to alternative interventions including harmful medications, expensive testing and possible unnecessary surgeries. He is a strong advocate of physical therapy as the direct entry point for musculoskeletal disorders. Did you know that you can be evaluated by a PT without a doctor's referral?

Chris is a lifelong learner and enjoys furthering his treatment skillset. He has recently incorporated dry needling, deep tissue laser therapy, total motion release as well as advanced manual techniques of the spine to provide optimal care for his patients.

In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family including his wife, Casey, whom also is a physical therapist as well as his two sons, Chase & Cruz. (You may even see them here from time to time). He is a sports fanatic and enjoys cheering on the New York Mets and the San Francisco 49ers. When there is free time, he of course enjoys hitting the links!