Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach


Dr. Zach Long is a physical therapist and CrossFit coach located in Charlotte, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in exercise and sport science, and East Carolina University, where he earned his doctorate in physical therapy. He specializes in improving athletic performance and injury rehab of athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors. Zach currently runs and can be contacted through his website, TheBarbellPhysio.com.


  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, East Carolina University, 2013
  • B.A. with Highest Honors in Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010


  • Director of Physical Therapy at Carolina Sports Clinic, 2015-Present
  • CrossFit Kaiju, 2014-Present
  • The Physical Therapy Center, 2013-2015
  • TheBarbellPhysio.com, 2012-Present
  • Duke Sports Physical Therapy, 2013
  • UNC Chapel Hill Football Strength & Conditioning, 2006-2007
  • Providence High School Football Strength & Conditioning, 2006-2007


  • ABPTS Sports Certified Specialist
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • AAMT Certified Dry Needling
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • American Physical Therapy Association Sports Section