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Chris Nesbitt MPT

Physical Therapist

Pain Institute Appointments

Chris Nesbitt, MPT, has been with Shepherd Center since 2004 and sees patients at the Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Insitute.


  • Chronic pain conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome
  • Dry needling
  • Manual therapy
  • Graded motor imagery

Professional Summary

Education & Training

Medical College of Georgia
Master's in Physical Therapy, 2001

Wofford College
B.A., Philosophy and the Humanities

Certifications & Licensure

GA Physical Therapist License

    About Chris Nesbitt, MPT

    Chris specializes in physical treatment to help a patient reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, Chris can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, laser or light therapy, and more. 

    Before joining the Pain Institute, he worked as a staff physical therapist at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. He has also worked with the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta and as a resident chaplain at Emory University Hospital.

    Professional Involvement

    • Member, American Physical Therapy Association
    • Past Board member, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia