Growing up in Athens, Ontario, Phil played competitive hockey most of his life where he developed a keen interest in sports medicine. After completing a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology from York University, he then continued his studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic with Clinic Honours in 2010. In addition to Dr. Knapp’s chiropractic education, he has completed several soft tissue courses such as:
- Active Release Technique®
- Graston Technique®
- FAKTR PM®, Functional Anatomical Palpation®
- Integrated Therapeutics®
- Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (McMaster University)
Most recently, Phil became certified as a Complete Concussion Management™ practitioner making ACHC an official Complete Concussion Management™ certified clinic.
While at York, Phil played for the men’s varsity hockey team, was an Academic All-Canadian and an alternate captain. During his fourth year with the team, Phil was selected to represent Canada at the 2005 Winter Universiade held in Innsbruck, Austria as a member of the men’s hockey team.
After graduating from CMCC, Dr. Knapp practiced at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Toronto where he worked with the Ryerson University Men’s Varsity Hockey Club and the Markham Waxers Junior A Hockey Club.
Since arriving in Arnprior in 2012, Phil has been involved in many community organizations, including the Arnprior Minor Hockey Association, the Prior Runners Learn to Run clinics and the Unity Run. Phil is motivated to work with all levels of athletes and those seeking an active, healthy lifestyle. He is excited to become entrenched in the Arnprior athletic community and to help the local athletes and teams enhance their athletic performance and stay healthy.
Phil and his wife, Kristina, along with their children, Ashton and Elizabeth, are happy to have become a part of this wonderful community.