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Christopher D. Jones PT, OCS, SCS

Chris Jones - Elite TherapyChris Jones is co-founder of Elite Therapy, PC in Mansfield, PA. Chris's philosophy of patient care is that the level of care given is dependent on the level of skill of the therapist; and to achieve the highest level of care the therapist must be committed to clinical and professional advancement.

Chris's career path demonstrates this philosophy. Chris graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences from Clemson University. Chris received his masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Program which is rated 4th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools". Upon graduation Chris was offered a residency in Sports Physical Therapy through the University of Delaware Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Departments. The Sports Physical Therapy Residency was a year long program of advanced training to develop the resident into a clinical specialist. During his residency Chris assisted the University of Delaware Athletic Trainers with on-field and training room management of athletic injuries. He also spent approximately 15 hours per with an orthopedic surgeon during office hours and surgery. Chris was a teaching assistant for the gross anatomy and orthopedic assessment and treatment classes in the Physical Therapy Department and was a clinical instructor for the graduate students.

Upon completion of his residency, Chris was offered a site manager position to open a new clinic for the local hospital system. Chris continued his teaching and clinical instructor responsibilities at the University of Delaware as adjunct staff for three years after his residency. In 2001 Chris received his board certification as a Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. In 2002 he received his board certification as a Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. These elite credentials from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists signify in-depth knowledge and skills in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Chris is the only Sports Certified Specialist, and one of only three Orthopedic Certified Specialists in Tioga and Bradford counties in Pennsylvania. Chris is one of only 83 physical therapists in the country with dual board certification in sports and orthopedics. Chris continues his professional development daily. He is currently working towards a certification in Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This certification is given only after completion of ten manual therapy based courses and a week long written and practical examination.

Chris moved to Tioga County, PA in 2004 to become part of the community and advance the profession of Physical Therapy in this region. Chris currently lives in Mansfield. Chris is a proud member of the Wellsboro Lions Club, where he currently holds the office of 1st vice president. Chris is joined by his co-founder Marc Riley PT, OCS, ATC in developing the Elite Therapy Mission. Chris and Marc are committed to this mission.