Meet the Team

Every single one of us at physio has walked (or limped) in your shoes. We know exactly what it's like to be limited by an injury, weakness, or pain. Our team of highly trained professionals are experts in getting you better fast.

Who you get your care from can make all of the difference in the world.

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Chris Taylor
Founder;
MPT, CSCS, MFMS, Astym Cert.

After a decade as a physical therapist, Chris was injured during a workout and ruptured his Achilles. Experiencing physical therapy as a client made him to reflect on his career and his profession leading him to found Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness in 2012. Now, he is behind the scenes, focusing on helping more of the community to have access to great physical therapy.

In his free time, Chris loves to travel, enjoys running, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities as well as trying new foods with his wife, Lara, and their two sons Isaac and Eli.

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Amanda Roach
Lead Physical Therapist;
MPT, OCS, MTC, ATC

Asheville native Amanda helps her clients live their best life, by not only getting them back to 100% but also giving them the tools to maintain that healthy lifestyle. She believes that a smile and physical activity can turn even the worst day into the best!

Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, and friends, going to church, working out, and being a tourist in her hometown.

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Emerson Talbott
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT, Dry Needling Cert.

Emerson believes that as a physical therapist, it is his job to help guide you down the right path to address the issues you are facing. He will help you reach your goals, and challenge you accordingly, while making those goals attainable.

Outside of work, Emerson is an avid outdoors man. He loves to hike, fish, hunt, and just spend time outside in general. He enjoys building things and re-finishing old furniture.

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Chris Taylor
Founder;
MPT, CSCS, MFMS, Astym Cert.

After a decade as a physical therapist, Chris was injured during a workout and ruptured his Achilles. Experiencing physical therapy as a client made him to reflect on his career and his profession leading him to found Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness in 2012. Now, he is behind the scenes, focusing on helping more of the community to have access to great physical therapy.

In his free time, Chris loves to travel, enjoys running, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities as well as trying new foods with his wife, Lara, and their two sons Isaac and Eli.

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Amanda Roach
Lead Physical Therapist;
MPT, OCS, MTC, ATC

Asheville native Amanda helps her clients live their best life, by not only getting them back to 100% but also giving them the tools to maintain that healthy lifestyle. She believes that a smile and physical activity can turn even the worst day into the best!

Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, and friends, going to church, working out, and being a tourist in her hometown.

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Emerson Talbott
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT, Dry Needling Cert.

Emerson believes that as a physical therapist, it is his job to help guide you down the right path to address the issues you are facing. He will help you reach your goals, and challenge you accordingly while making those goals attainable.

Outside of work, Emerson is an avid outdoorsman. He loves to hike, fish, hunt, and just spend time outside in general. He enjoys building things and refinishing old furniture.

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Tyler Matherne
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Tyler uses his skills as a DPT and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to assess his clients movement patterns, identify the biochemical reasons for their pain, help them address those deficits and give them the tools to be independent.

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 parkway, running around town, or knee-deep in a river trying to get some trout.

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Rachel Suggs
Physical Therapy Assistant;
PTA, Astym Certified

Rachel loves being able to join in on her client's journey to become more independent and pain free.

Away from Physio, she enjoys good music, travel, hiking with her two dogs Ranger and Fynn, and spending time with her partner, Logan, and her family.

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Jared Dapkevich
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT, Dry Needling Cert.

Jared's first goal for his patients is to achieve maximum function. He likes to incorporate Instrument Assisted techniques, hands-on Manual Therapy and Trigger Point Dry Needling in his practice. He most enjoys working with orthopedic conditions, but also revels in the opportunity to help patients with dizziness due to vestibular disorders.

When he’s not in the clinic, you can catch him running, spending time with friends and family, riding his motorcycle or hiking and camping in the surrounding forests.

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Tyler Matherne
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Tyler uses his skills as a DPT and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to assess his clients movement patterns, identify the biochemical reasons for their pain, help them address those deficits and give them the tools to be independent.

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 parkway, running around town, or knee-deep in a river trying to get some trout.

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Rachel Suggs
Physical Therapy Assistant;
PTA, Astym Certified

Rachel loves being able to join in on her client's journey to become more independent and pain free.

Away from Physio, she enjoys good music, travel, hiking with her two dogs Ranger and Fynn, and spending time with her partner, Logan, and her family.

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Jared Dapkevich
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT, Dry Needling Cert.

Jared's first goal for his patients is to achieve maximum function. He likes to incorporate Instrument Assisted techniques, hands-on Manual Therapy and Trigger Point Dry Needling in his practice. He most enjoys working with orthopedic conditions, but also revels in the opportunity to help patients with dizziness due to vestibular disorders.

When he’s not in the clinic, you can catch him running, spending time with friends and family, riding his motorcycle or hiking and camping in the surrounding forests.

Joe Lewis
LMBT #19893

Joe works in partnership with your physical therapist, and then continues to help you maintain your health with regular massage and bodywork including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, & stretching.

Brenda Bowlin
Client Liason,
Office Manager

Brenda is the ultimate guide. She takes pride in pairing Physio clients with the Physical Therapist who will best suit their needs, and she enjoys being able to see clients meet and surpass their goals.

When she’s not paddle boarding down the French Broad, she spends time hiking and mountain biking. She also loves travel, and has built out her own adventure van rental business, Basecamp On Wheels.

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Tabitha McDonald
Billing Manager &
Marketing Assistant

Tabitha thrives behind the scenes. Making sure that nothing falls through the cracks, and that everything goes smoothly; from creating slideshows to staying on top of billing guidelines.

In her 'free' time you will find her producing local feature films for her production companies Art Before Comfort and Dark Red Horror.

Joe Lewis
LMBT #19893

Joe works in partnership with your physical therapist, and then continues to help you maintain your health with regular massage and bodywork including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, & stretching.

Brenda Bowlin
Client Liason,
Office Manager

Brenda is the ultimate guide. She takes pride in pairing Physio clients with the Physical Therapist who will best suit their needs, and she enjoys being able to see clients meet and surpass their goals.

When she’s not paddle boarding down the French Broad, she spends time hiking and mountain biking. She also loves travel, and has built out her own adventure van rental business, Basecamp On Wheels.

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Tabitha McDonald
Billing Manager &
Marketing Assistant

Tabitha thrives behind the scenes. Making sure that nothing falls through the cracks, and that everything goes smoothly; from creating slideshows to staying on top of billing guidelines.

In her 'free' time you will find her producing local feature films for her production companies Art Before Comfort and Dark Red Horror.

Louisa Trusso
Louisa Trusso
Administrative Assistant / Medical Biller

Louisa is a jill-of-all trades. She keeps clients up-to-date and makes sure that they get the most of their insurance benefits. She enjoys being an advocate, and isn't afraid to tackle phone calls to the insurance companies.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, hiking, reading, painting, being in nature, and music. She strives to exemplify a life full of compassion and servitude to others. Her mantra is to be a beacon of light for all those who cross her path.

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Audrey Smith
Front Desk Coordinator

Audrey loves to create a welcoming environment for Physio's clients. She strives to build lasting relationships and enjoys bringing a smile to people's faces.

She recently moved to Asheville from Greenville, NC with her cat Gia. She graduated from East Carolina and loves to study German. She really enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge and exploring new places throughout the Asheville area.

Ariana Leon-Hicks
Ariana Leon-Hicks
Front Desk Coordinator

Ariana is a multi-tasker extraordinaire, and her goal is always to bring smiles to people on their journey of healing. She loves helping people feel comfortable and making sure they feel heard and truly cared for as they mend their bodies.

As a North Carolina native, Ariana made her way from central NC to WNC in 2015. She is currently studying to pursue a career as an entomologist, with a focus on stream ecology. Over her time here in Asheville, she has developed a large list of dog-sitting clients and she hosts local drag shows around town.

Louisa Trusso
Louisa Trusso
Billing & Administrative Assistant

Louisa is a jill-of-all trades. She keeps clients up-to-date and makes sure that they get the most of their insurance benefits. She enjoys being an advocate, and isn't afraid to tackle phone calls to the insurance companies.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, hiking, reading, painting, being in nature, and music. She strives to exemplify a life full of compassion and servitude to others. Her mantra is to be a beacon of light for all those who cross her path.

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Audrey Smith
Front Desk Coordinator

Audrey loves to create a welcoming environment for Physio's clients. She strives to build lasting relationships and enjoys bringing a smile to people's faces.

She recently moved to Asheville from Greenville, NC with her cat Gia. She graduated from East Carolina and loves to study German. She really enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge and exploring new places throughout the Asheville area.

Ariana Leon-Hicks
Ariana Leon-Hicks
Front Desk Coordinator

Ariana is a multi-tasker extraordinaire, and her goal is always to bring smiles to people on their journey of healing. She loves helping people feel comfortable and making sure they feel heard and truly cared for as they mend their bodies.

As a North Carolina native, Ariana made her way from central NC to WNC in 2015. She is currently studying to pursue a career as an entomologist, with a focus on stream ecology. Over her time here in Asheville, she has developed a large list of dog-sitting clients and she hosts local drag shows around town.

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