We love our staff. That’s why we wanna talk about them. Each month, we will feature a different staffy we think is cool (they all are, by the way) so you can see what really makes MaxWell Medical so unique.
This month, the hot spot goes to Christopher Lee, our Director of Physical Therapy. Marathon runner, biker, snowboarder, and… Salsa dancer? Chris Lees personal experiences have made him passionate about caring for and educating his patients on how to maintain strength and flexibility as well as minimize recurrence of injury. But there is more to this man then just strength bands and knee braces.
So then who really is Chris Lee? Who is the man behind the white polo shirt, and green crocs that we all know and love? Well we sat down with him and asked him a few questions to see if we could learn some fun facts about our head of Physical Therapy.
1. What are some interests or hobbies you have when you’re not at work?
I love staying active, so running, biking, golf, dancing and traveling are all a huge part of my life. I recently completed the New York marathon in 2007, and I have traveled as far as Australia which was amazing place to see.
2. Is there anything you’ve always wanted to try for fun that you haven’t had the time for yet?
There are many things but if I had to narrow it down to one, then I would like to compete in the iron man triathlon. It really seems like the ultimate physical challenge.
3. What was the worst injury you ever received and how did it happen?
I completely dislocated my shoulder while snowboarding. That was really intense!! And it took 4 months to completely heal.
4. What is one piece of advice you would give to the average New Yorker about keeping their bodies healthy and injury free?
Many people now are stretching now but very few remember to warm up prior to stretching, don’t stretch a cold muscle! You can end up doing more harm than good. And always remember to stay hydrated, with around 10 – 12 glasses of water a day. Believe it or not this will keep your muscles more flexible and increase your performance and energy level throughout the day!
5. Finally, you have been many places, what’s next on your list if you could go anywhere with no strings attached?
Actually I would love to visit Asia if I ever get the chance. Especially China, It would be great to get in touch with my roots a little bit.