Colin Hoobler, PT, DPT, MS
Colin earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Boston University and a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree from the Medical School of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University. He also earned a Master of Science (MS) degree in Exercise and Movement Science (biomechanics, sports medicine & neuroscience emphasis) from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University. Colin made his national TV debut in 2008 by creating and hosting “The Fitness Show” on PBS, a show dedicated to teaching people the premise of exercise therapy and its importance for quality of life while controlling health care costs. Colin is the author of Lose the Wait, The Advanced Training Specialist (A.T.S.) Textbook for Health Professionals and The Fitness Show Season 1 Highlights 2-DVD set.
Throughout his years completing his formal education, Colin competed as a 100% natural bodybuilder for 8 years, winning titles such as Collegiate Mr. Oregon and Ironman Naturally Competition before taking fourth place at the 1996 Drug-free Nationals in New York. From April 2008 through April 2012, Colin hosted his live health segment “Move in the Right Direction” on Sundays as part of KGW Channel 8 news and since April 2010, he has authored a health column for the Oregonian. Colin has also appeared as a rehabilitation specialist for 750 AM “The Game” station by John Canzano. A personal trainer since 1990 and physical therapist (PT) since 2001, Colin founded c.h. Physical Therapy in 2002 and guest lectures at medical schools and physical therapy schools on the scientific basis of exercise therapy in helping treat and prevent a wide range of diseases and injuries. Colin is the inventor of the S3 Balance™ exercise device for older adults and people with balance problems and PostureKey medical device for those with shoulder and neck pain. Colin balances his professional life by spending time with family and friends, often on the golf course, soccer field or basketball court.