About CK


Married with 8yr old daughter.  Hope to share knowlege on health, wellness and fitness through 21 years of experience as an orthopedic / sports medicine Physical Therapist, and Certified Strength/Conditioning Specialist (NSCA).  My interest in nutrition and health has led me to obtain my PhD in Holistic Nutrition   Currently work in sports performance and therapy center where I’ve been able to maximize my skills in sports medicine and utilize my strength/conditioning background.  I also teach seminars for the IWA on strength/conditioning and functional exercise for rehab and consult with a competitive girls gymnastics club and a self defense/kickboxing center.  I am a true believer in practicing what I preach.  I eat well and train consistently.   Hope you enjoy!

Chris


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Comments
  1. Kirsten says:

    your blog rocks!! =]

  2. Kirsten says:

    This is an amazing blog, i’ve NEVER seen anything so great!! haha! =]

  3. Bob says:

    Great website/blog.

  4. chriskolba says:

    Its great to see kids that appreciate health and fitness. Keep up the good work Kirsten.
    Chris

  5. MIKE DeRUBERTIS says:

    HELLO CHRIS-
    JUST TOOK A LOOK AT YOUR WEBSITE AFTER ENJOYING YOUR FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE CLASS LAST WEEK. YOU’VE GOT SOME GREAT INFO HERE, JUST AS YOU DID IN THE CLASS. IT WASN’T TOO LONG AGO THAT WHEN PT’S WOULD ADVOCATE FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION AND EXERCISE, WE WERE THOUGHT TO BE TOO FAR “OUTSIDE THE BOX” BY MANY OF OUR COLLEAGUES. HOWEVER, RESEARCH IS STARTING TO CATCH UP AND VALIDATE WHAT GARY GRAY, VERN GAMBETTA AND J.C. SANTANA HAVE BEEN TEACHING US FOR YEARS.
    ALONG WITH THE WEALTH OF USEFUL INFORMATION THAT YOU PRESENTED IN YOUR COURSE, I ESPECIALLY LIKED YOUR CATCHEY EXPRESSIONS, E.G. “TRAIN TO GO AND NOT FOR SHOW”, ETC. HERE’S ONE FOR YOU, “THE ONLY PL.ACE THAT SUCCESS COMES BEFORE WORK IS IN THE DICTIONARY.”
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, CHRIS. GOD BLESS.

  6. chriskolba says:

    Thanks Mike! Its great to see the advances in PT and Strength and Cond. and Im blessed to be able to have as much fun as I do! I am still surprised at the number of PT’s and the PT programs that are still in the box!
    Chris

  7. Lauren says:

    Hey Chris,

    Just did a search for tight hip flexors and found your blog. Amazing I haven’t found it before you have some awesome stuff. I will have to sit down and have a good read. Just wanted to say g’day and that you have some very useful and extremely interesting information here. Look forward to reading.

  8. Mike Burlingame says:

    Feedback on Chriskolba’s Weblog

    I visited your blog, Chriskolba’s Weblog located at https://chriskolba.wordpress.com/ recently. I must say, I’m quite impressed by the blog’s content. In particular, I really liked https://chriskolba.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/beat-obesity-6-tips-to-keep-kids-healthy-in-2009/.

    Good job!

    I’d like to know if you’d be interested in having me as a guest writer for your blog. I am a features writer working with MiracleFruitPlus.com. I’d like to write a free 300 to 400 word blog entry for you. I have a few years experience and would really enjoy writing one or two guest blog entries for your blog.

    If you’d like to take me up on my offer, please send me a topic and a quick outline of what you’d like the article to say. Please give me as much detail as possible so I can make the blog entry meet your specifications as much as possible.

    In exchange for this free blog entry, I would like to request a linkback to MiracleFruitPlus in the body of the blog entry somewhere using the title tag “miracle fruit.”

    I look forward to your response

    Best Regards,

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  9. Marla says:

    Hi Chris

    I was noting your comment about the tight hip flexor/patellar tendon link. I’m experiencing that as well as the glute inhibition. The tight hip flexor may be tied to scar tissue from a hernia surgery years ago. I’m having trouble finding a practitioner to help resolve the tight hip flexor issue. I’ve been at it for about a year between PT/massage. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • chriskolba says:

      In addition to stretching the hip flexor, it is important to functionally strengthen the glute as well as the entire LE in all 3 planes. Dont forget the core. Also, you want to incorporate a side bending component to the traditional hip flexor stretch to get the psoas. Without SB its only getting the illiacus. If youve done all those things (correctly) and are still having knee pain you might want to check your foot biomechanics. Excessive pronation can cause tracking problems of the patella and excessive stress to the joint leading to knee pain.
      Good luck and thanks for your interest.
      Chris

  10. Great blog and website. It was awesome seeing some fellow fellows from the Gray Institute with their articles on here as well.

    Ryan S. Crandall, FAFS

  11. fitprosarah says:

    Awesome blog, Chris! 🙂
    Keep it up!
    Yours in Health,
    Sarah E. Rippel

  12. Rocco Ferraiolo says:

    Hey Chris,
    Just wanted to let you know that your course on Saturday 8/8 was incredible and refreshing.Some of it was a refresher on things I do but got a couple of great ideas. I have already tried a couple of the new ideas w/ pt and they love it, even the TKA pts. Looked at your page and loved all the articles.
    Told my colleagues about the class and encouraged them to take it!
    Thanks again,
    Rocco (the guy in the SPARQ shirt).

  13. Sharla Mitchell says:

    Hi Chris,
    Just wanted to say “HEY” and hope the job is going great…love the blog!
    Sharla Mitchell

  14. chriskolba says:

    maybe? If you feel your falling over while driving that may be something to get checked out.
    Good luck and thanks for reading!

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