Dr. Rachel Grubb  MPTA 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)

Dr. Rachel Grubb practices outpatient orthopedics in the Chattanooga, TN area. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga in 2010 and is a credentialed Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Dr. Grubb has been very active in the Tennessee and South Carolina Chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association and has taught continuing education at participating district meetings to encourage professional advocacy. As a member of the Tennessee Dry Needling Task Force, she was part of a successful collaboration that passed legislation to legally allow dry needing to be included within the scope of practice for physical therapists. She has volunteered extensively in promotion of the physical therapy profession by serving in various leadership roles including:

  • Practice Chair and Voting Member, Board of Tennessee Physical Therapy Association.
  • Director and Voting Member, Board of South Carolina Physical Therapy Association.
  • Federal Affairs Liaison for South Carolina
  • SCPTA Midlands District Chair
  • Tennessee Dry Needling Task Force consulting member, 2014-2015.
  • South Carolina Dry Needling Task Force consulting member, 2015-2017.

Dr. Grubb has completed extensive post-graduate training education from a wide variety of influences including:

  • Laurie Hartman’s Master Class Series in Manipulative Techniques
  • Spinal Manipulation Institute (Courses 1-4)
  • The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK) 300 hr Foundations Course
  • Dr. Anthony Campbell’s Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling Course
  • Dry Needling Institute (Courses 1-3)
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
  • Mulligan Concept
  • TMR Spinal Manipulation Seminars

When not involved in professional pursuits, Dr. Grubb and her husband Matt enjoy traveling, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends and enjoying good food.