Dr. Matthew Grubb   MPTA Senior Instructor & Board Member

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Post-Graduate Certifications in Spinal Manipulation & Dry Needling
  • Member, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK)
  • NATA Board Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified, Level 2 Medical
  • NSCA Board Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Matthew Grubb has practiced in outpatient orthopedics for the past 6.5 years.  He currently is a clinical lecturer for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga where he received his physical therapy degree in 2011. Dr. Grubb has also served as an associated instructional faculty member for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of South Carolina. He has also received degrees in exercise science and human performance and sports studies from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

Dr. Grubb is a credentialed Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and currently serves as a mentor for fellows in training. Dr. Grubb also has previous professional experience in the fields of sports medicine and sports performance and is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and holds a  Level 2 Medical Certification through the Titleist Performance Institute.

Dr. Grubb has pursued an extensive post-graduate education in orthopedic manual therapy, manipulative technique, and dry needling from the following:

  • Laurie Hartman’s Master Class Series in Manipulative Techniques: Upper Body and Lower Body
  • TMR Spinal Manipulation Seminars
  • Spinal Manipulation Institute (Courses 1-4)
  • The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK) 300-hour Foundations course
  • Dr. Anthony Campbell’s Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling Course
  • Dry Needling Institute (Courses 1-3)

Dr. Grubb’s post-graduate manual physical therapy education has also been influenced by a variety of schools of thought including the Maitland Approach, the Mulligan Concept, Kaltenborn/Evjenth Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.

Dr. Grubb is listed as co-author of “Peripheral and Spinal Mechanisms of Pain and Dry Needling Mediated Analgesia: A Clinical Resource Guide for Health Care Professionals”, published in the International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

When not involved in professional pursuits, Dr. Grubb and his wife Rachel enjoy traveling, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends and enjoying good food.