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About Tyler Matherne

Tyler is a Louisiana born transplant to the Asheville area. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University and completed a year-long orthopedic residency program at UNC. He is also a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist. Tyler likes to use all the skills he has learned from these experiences to assess his patients' movement patterns, identify the biochemical reasons for their pain, help them work towards addressing those deficits and give them the tools to help themselves. In his spare time he enjoys all of the wonderful hiking and camping that the Asheville area has to offer. You might also find him cycling on the park way, running around town, or knee deep in a river trying to get some trout. His favorite quote is “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - John A. Shedd Doctor of Physical Therapy Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist #56605 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Impulsive Adventurer Pt. 2 – Learning Lessons on the Trail

In the summer of 2017 I decided to go for a little walk –  a little 500 mile walk.  If you read my last blog about cycling you’ll know that pre-planning my adventures is not my strong-suit. This story will continue that theme.  To give a little background, I was wrapping up grad school and mending a pretty gnarly injury to my meniscus from about 5 months prior. Of course, I knew that this would be a

Impulsive Adventurer: Cycling Across the Country

I’ve always considered myself somewhat of an “impulsive adventurer”. For better or worse, I like to pick a general direction, start heading that way, and make my decisions as they come to me and not before. It was due to this sort of mentality that, in the summer of 2013, I decided I was going to bike across the country. Bike, as in bicycle. I had previously done a similar, yet smaller cycling trip around

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