Certified Athletic Trainer & Physical Therapist Assistant Chris Junkins, PTA, MS, L/ATC

Chris a partner in the practice and has dedicated his career to helping others through physical therapy assisting, athletic training, and coaching many patients and athletes. Chris is a leader in our professions national associations. He was appointed by the state governor to be the Vice-Chair, Chair of the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners from 2000-2018. He has worked as an adjunct professor with many Physical Therapy Assistant programs throughout his career. He currently teaches at Greenville Technical College’s PTA program. Perhaps, the most prestigious honor in Chris’ career was the naming of an award after him. The South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association created the Chris Junkins Award for Clinical Excellence in his honor. The award is given annually to one of South Carolina’s outstanding Physical Therapy Assistants. In his free time, Chris enjoys relaxing with his family and running and biking outdoors.


  • B.S. in Physical Education
  • Winthrop University, 1981


  • Masters of Science – Management
  • Southern Wesleyan University, 2009
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, 1999
  • Associate in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Greenville Technical College, 1976


  • Industrial Physical Therapy
  • Return To Sports Program
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Training
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy


Chris Junkins, PTA, MS, ATC