The Sports Doc Physical Therapy was created with athletes in mind. At your typical physical therapy clinic, you experience general care meant to simply get you to the point of return to sport. Your time is valuable, so don't waste it. With The Sports Doc, you will receive one-on-one care with a doctor of physical therapy specialized in the treatment of athletes, who will take you to the next level of your sport through pain relief, injury prevention strategies, and improved performance techniques.

Our goal is to help our clients maintain a competitive, pain-free lifestyle. If you throw a ball, we will get you back on the field better than before. If you do CrossFit, we will get you lifting efficiently without discomfort. If you are a runner, and you don't want to miss that next half marathon, we will help you cross the finish line!

Dr. Jacob Shepherd, PT, DPT, ATC


Dr. Jacob Shepherd is an orthopedic and sports  physical therapist, athletic trainer, and owner of The Sports Doc Physical Therapy. 

Jacob earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University. Prior to this, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Catawba College. 

He has experience working with elite athlete's in the world's top organizations including MLB, NFL, CrossFit, and American Ninja Warrior.

Earlier in his career, Jacob received extensive training in baseball 2D and 3D hitting/pitching/performance mechanics from one of the nation's leading sports biomechanics institues, BYoung Physical Therapy and Performance, utilizing 3D motion capture systems and force plate analysis.

Jacob has been an instructor in a variety of different settings from local consulting with CrossFit athletes and youth baseball/volleyball clubs to professional medical conferences.

Outside of his career, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and two dogs. He also tries to find time to get outside and golf or fish.