Kris Sanders, MPT, ATC, McKenzie and ASTYM Certified
Kris Sanders co-manages the Harney District Hospital (HDH) Physical and Sports Therapy Department. Although he is originally from Boise, Idaho, Kris has been providing physical therapy services to Harney County residents since 1997.
Kris began his career providing care in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and home health. He also worked in the school district with children who have special needs. Although he provides care for a variety of diagnosis/conditions, Kris particularly enjoys working with patients who are dealing with neck and back pain. He is also passionate about geriatric care and sports medicine. As a certified athletic trainer, Kris has provided sideline-injury care during local football games. He is also a certified McKenzie therapist and ASTYM provider. The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy is an internationally researched and acclaimed system of assessment and management for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders. Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM) is an advanced form of rehabilitative treatment that promotes remodeling and regeneration of dysfunctional tissue.
Kris’ main goal is to provide quality, one-on-one care and instruction to enable his patients to return to the activities that they enjoy.
Kris obtained a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from St. Ambrose University, and he hopes to gain further education and training in courses that are relevant to his patients’ needs.
He and his wife were drawn to Harney County because they loved the people and wanted to live a quieter, simpler life. They have raised five daughters, two dogs, and a few cats along the way. Throughout the years, Kris has stayed involved in the community by coaching middle school and high school girls’ basketball teams. In his spare time, Kris enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.