Physical Therapy in Asheville

Problem-Solving & Physical Therapy

Spring Fever Like the rest of the city of Asheville, as soon as good weather hit, I jumped at the opportunity to take advantage of mowing my lawn. Chalk it up to my obsessive brain if you want, but before I even started the mower I was problem-solving for how I was going to pattern my lawn. I was thinking that fancy checkerboard pattern would be a breeze.  Soon I came head-to-head with the randomly sloping terrain and

Problem Solving: Wood vs. The Body

Over the years, I have developed a love for working with my hands. Outside of being a Physical Therapist, I try to incorporate this into my daily life through some basic woodworking and home improvement problem solving.  Years ago, when I was but a young whippersnapper in high school, my dad bought some land to build himself a new home on. This required us to clear the area with chainsaws, build a shed from scratch, and

Rock Climbing after a Back Injury

BEING ACTIVE IS A WAY OF LIFE For those of us who are active, getting hurt can feel like our bodies have betrayed us. We may try to ignore it at first, out of fear that it’s going to slow us down, take us out of the game for a little while.  A few years ago, I started rock climbing. I fell in love with it. Kayaking and mountain biking scare the willies out of me but

Meet Amanda Roach, PT

Amanda Roach, Physical Therapist Amanda Roach, MPT, OCS, MTC, ATC Lead Physical Therapist Amanda is an Asheville native, who has a passion for helping her clients live their best life, by not only getting them back to 100% but also giving them the necessary tools to maintain that healthy lifestyle. She has a background as an Athletic Trainer, so she knows how to motivate and progress her clients. Her experience with professional athletes including Soccer, Track and NFL players has further expanded her skillsets

Carpal Tunnel FAQ’s

Carpal Tunnel is a common occurrence affecting much of our population today. With increased computer use, repetitive motions being performed at work, gaming systems and texting, this condition is becoming even more prevalent. Frequently asked questions are below. What is the carpal tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a narrow space that threads it way between the small bones in the wrist. This “tunnel” serves as a conduit for tendons, blood vessels and nerves extending from the arm into the hand. It also houses the

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