South Tampa
(813) 250-1208
4539 S Dale Mabry
Suite 110 Tampa, FL 33611
FishHawk / Valrico
(813) 657-1208
4357 Lynx Paw Trail
Valrico, FL 33596

Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

Christopher Arrigo

World Champions, NCAA Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, Heisman Trophy Winners, Super Bowl MVPs, World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars, PGA-Masters-US Open Champions, World Champion Professional Boxers, MLB All-Stars and Hall of Fame Athletes – in over twenty-five years working as a physical therapist and athletic trainer, Chris Arrigo has cared for and continues to rehabilitate some of the world’s elite athletes.

Chris has been the owner and clinical director of Advanced Rehabilitation since the practice opened in South Tampa. He continually brings his expert knowledge and robust clinical experience to work restoring the greatest functional ability available to each and every client he has the privilege of treating – professional athlete, amateur sportsman, weekend warrior or those that need to get through a day’s activity.

Chris earned his degree in physical therapy from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. He also holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor’s degree in Movement Science and Physical Education with a Specialization in Athletic Training from The Florida State University. Chris has completed specialized advanced training in STOTT Pilates and is a member of the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society.

Prior to starting Advanced Rehabilitation, Chris served as the National Director of Clinical Services for the HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. While working for HealthSouth he also directed their clinical automation efforts, spearheading the development of a computerized clinical documentation system. Additionally, he served as the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in Arlington, Texas and was the clinical coordinator at the HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Birmingham, Alabama, working with legendary sports medicine surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Chris began his sports medicine training as a student at Florida State, then worked as an athletic trainer in the Atlanta Braves minor league farm system before becoming a graduate assistant at the University of Kentucky. After completing his graduate studies, Chris worked as the Assistant Coordinator of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Chris is a noted author, researcher and guest speaker on various topics in sports rehabilitation and injury management. His research focuses on the rehabilitation of throwing and ACL injuries. Chris has received professional awards for excellence in research from the Journal of Athletic Training and the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has served as both Clinical Editor and Associate Editor of the Sports Medicine Update and was named the 1998 clinician of the year for the HealthSouth Corporation. Chris has written or co-authored over 45 text book chapters and professional journal articles covering multiple topics in the fields of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy and athletic training.