Semi-retired as owner and director of his private Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice after over 20 years, Chris is blessed with the freedom to pursue his passion for virtual cycling and writing. On a continual quest to give back to his bike for all the rewarding experiences and relationships it has provided him, he created a non-profit – The DIRT Dad Fund (www.DIRTDadFund) to support members of his online cycling team. Through its work and the pages of his cycling and fitness blog site, The Zommunique’ (www.TheZommunique.com), Chris is committed to helping others with his bike. Chris graduated with top honors as valedictorian of his hometown high school and received a full academic scholarship. He attained a biology degree from Brandeis University, where he played Division 3 soccer as a Justice Brandeis Scholar. Chris received his professional post-graduate degree from the SUNY-Stony Brook School of Physical Therapy and has been in private practice for over twenty years. Chris has co-authored several research papers, been a guest on multiple fitness and cycling-related podcasts, and written and interviewed for many articles on the subject. You will find him behind his desk when not riding on the North Fork of Long Island roads, where he lives with his beautiful wife and is proud of his two college student children.
Chris Schwenker, P.T.
Webmaster / The Zommunique’