Michael Abbas


Physical Therapist Assistant

Michael Abbas is a physical therapist assistant in Asheville, NC.  He joined Pivot Physical Therapy in 2016, after working at Mountain Physical Therapy Inc., also in Asheville,  for 8 years.  Michael has experience working with a variety of orthopedic issues, especially shoulder related. He has a  particular interest in core stability, efficient movement patterns, and body mechanics, and is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).  Michael is a former licensed massage therapist and uses manual therapy when appropriate.

Michael earned a biology degree from Iowa State University, in 1993.  He returned to school attending South College – Asheville for his PTA training in 2009, after many years being an outdoor educator.

Michael enjoys being active outside with his young family in the mountains of Western North Carolina.