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Dr. Christopher Merchant PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Chris is board certified in Orthopedics and specializes in treating sport injuries including concussions and orthopedic conditions. 

In his free time he enjoys getting outside and climbing, hiking, and paddle boarding.



Ascent Physical Therapy and Performance is located in Chattanooga, TN and provides personalized movement health and performance solutions for our outdoor athletes. We focus on movement, function, and helping you achieve your goals no matter if it is recovering from an injury, surgery, or helping you perform at your best. 

As fellow climbers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts we not only understand why you want to be outside we also understand the exact demands your sport places on your body.


At Ascent our goal is to do more than help you get out of pain. Our mission is to get you back outside doing the things you love by giving you the tools to move better, stronger, and with purpose.

Our Services


Physical Therapy Services

We offer comprehensive Physical Therapy services for all sport and orthopedic conditions. Sessions are always one-on-one with your Doctor of Physical Therapy. Please see the links below for more information.

Soccer Cleats

Performance Services

We provide customized performance solutions tailored to your needs. We have worked extensively with competitive athletes and know what it takes to help you break through plateaus and achieve your goals.

To book please use the following link:


Otherwise, Please use the form below and we will contact you via email or phone regarding any questions.

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