Dr. Chelsea Lineberger, DPT

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Fellow-in-training, American Academy of manipulative therapy

Dr. Lineberger is a North Carolina native and is new to the Fort Mill, SC area.  She is excited to join and serve this active community.  Chelsea attended Duke University where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University.

Following graduation from Duke, Chelsea immediately began working in the orthopaedic & sports rehab setting.  Soon after, she sought advanced post-graduate training in the pursuit of a specialization in manual physical therapy.  Dr. Lineberger enrolled in the Manual Therapy Fellowship program through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.  Through this 12-month program, she achieved certifications in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) and Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT) as well as receiving her Diploma in Osteopractic (Dip. Osteopractic). The Diploma in Osteopractic is a designation earned by PT’s, MD’s or DO’s only after completing rigorous course work and passing strict practical testing to demonstrate advanced clinical skills in dry needling, spinal & extremity manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and differential diagnosis.  In addition to this, Chelsea has also completed all of the formal coursework required by the Fellowship program and will become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) later in 2019.  FAAOMPT is the highest credential that a PT can obtain in the field of physical therapy.

Along with her training in orthopaedic manual physical therapy, Chelsea is trained in the Functional Movement System (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).  Dr. Lineberger routinely uses these systems with her athletes to help diagnosis and treat movement and musculoskeletal impairments. 

Chelsea enjoys helping patients take control of their treatment and recovery as well as teaching patients how to move more efficiently. Chelsea strives to empower patients by educating them to understand the resiliency of the human body to heal itself with the right stimulus. Chelsea promises to continue her pursuit of the latest evidence-based treatment techniques and strategies so her patients have every opportunity for efficient physical therapy care.

Outside of rehabilitation, Chelsea enjoys staying active through exercise and outdoor activities. She enjoys trying new restaurants, reading and watching the Duke Blue Devils play basketball. She is excited to get to know the Fort Mill, SC community and serve those who live there.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University

  • B.S. Exercise Science, Appalachian State University

Professional Designations:

  • Certified Spinal Manipulative Therapist (Cert. SMT)

  • Certified in Dry Needling (Cert. DN)

  • Diploma in Osteopractic (Dip. Osteopractic)

  • Functional Movement Systems Level 1 (FMS-1)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Section of the APTA