Chris Scott Shares His Story in Northern Illinois University’s ‘The Oral History Project’
Loves Park, IL – Founder of Chris Scott Wellness, Chris Scott, shares his story with NIU’s Alumni Association. Chris graduated from Northern Illinois University in May of 1999 with a Bachelor of Science. As a first-generation college graduate, he was recently featured in a special hardcover publication of the NIU’s ‘The Oral History Project‘. Chris’ story is shared on page 632 of the publication.
Chris was interviewed on December 12, 2019:
Considering that I was homeless during my senior year in high school, the thought of going to college wasn’t even part of my life plan. I didn’t even know where my next meal was coming from let alone the future. If I can graduate from college, anyone can graduate from college. NIU was a very positive experience for me and it helped shape and mold me into the clinician that I am today. It was a great opportunity that I took and I ran with. There were professors that had an impact on my life as well. One was my exercise physiology professor, another was my kinesiology professor, and the last taught sports medicine. Today, I am the official sports medicine therapist of Olympic Team USA! I work with a lot of professional and elite athletes. My clinic specializes in chiropractic medical massage, and physical therapy. Our mission statement here at Chris Scott Wellness has an acronym called H.O.P.E., and H.OPE. stands for “helping other people evolve:’ Based on my humble beginnings, I feel that it’s my purpose in life to help others and pay it forward.Christopher “Chris” Scott Mills, BS, LMT, MMP – 2021 Northern Illinois University – Publishing Concepts LP
Chris’ drive to pay it forward has evolved into Loves Park’s leading Massage & Physical Therapy clinic, helping those with chronic pain or acute injuries. If you’re wondering how you can pay it forward, stay tuned for a future post where Chris dives deeper into the process of paying it forward and how you can start.