Christopher Napier

Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
216 - 470 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5


Academic Appointment 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Hip, Leg and Foot
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Other Areas of Research 
Injury Biomechanics

Chris is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and a core faculty member of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. He obtained his Master of Physiotherapy degree in Perth, Australia, in 2003, and his PhD (“Running biomechanics and injury prevention”) at UBC in 2018. Since becoming a physiotherapist, Chris has specialized his training with postgraduate studies in manual therapy and sport physiotherapy, achieving his Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy in 2007.

Clinically, he has worked at all levels of sport from weekend warrior to professional level, including the 2004 National Champion UBC Women’s Basketball team, the 2006 USL Champion Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey teams at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He was the physiotherapist with the Canadian Alpine Ski team (2006-08) and the Canadian Ski Cross team (2008-10), and was part of the Canadian Medical team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. He is currently a physiotherapist for Athletics Canada.