Staff

It matters WHO you get your care from. It can make all the difference in the world.  We understand this and practice what we call “Creative Service Care”.

We believe nothing is impossible!

Chris Taylor, PT

Chris Taylor / MPT, CSCS, MFMS, Astym Cert.; Founder, PT Clinical Director

Voted Best Physical Therapist in WNC 2013, 2014 & 2015 by the Mountain XPress Readers Poll Chris loves helping the community and friends become the best they can be. He and his team determine the source of their clients pain or problem in order to provide the proper treatment for them to minimize their pain and maximize their function. In his free time, Chris loves to travel, enjoys running, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities.  “I also enjoy golf, tennis, getting together with friends and trying new foods. Lately I’ve been spending time with my family.”

Chris lives in Asheville with his wife, Lara, their two sons Isaac and Eli, dog Bueller, and cat Blitzen.

He most likes Physio because it feels good to know your advice, or treatment helped someone who needed it. We are continually working to better our organization, and are given every opportunity to create the best environment to help people achieve their goals. Our dedicated staff truly cares for our patients. He loves seeing a client for a short time and being able to make a big difference for the better in their health and well-being. Chris became a physical therapist because he loves to work with and help people.  It really makes him feel good when he can make a difference by helping others decrease their pain and increase their function.  He ruptured his Achilles a few years ago and became a patient himself, which he feels gave him a unique perspective so that he can make other’s experiences with physical therapy that much better. “We see patients as people, and we do absolutely all that we can to make therapy a great experience. We do what it takes because we believe nothing is impossible.”
Katherine Hendrick

Katherine Hendrick / PT, DPT, Astym cert., Dry Needling Cert.; Physical Therapist

Katherine applies numerous hands-on techniques, modalities and teaches specific exercises to optimize functional movement, decrease pain, improve quality of life and help patients to achieve their maximum potential. She enjoys running, yoga, riding horses, biking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, being outside, cooking and playing violin. She would like to learn more about gardening and bee keeping. Favorite quote: “Love is more of a verb than a noun- it has more to do with acting than feeling. The call to love is not so much a call to a certain state of feeling as it is to a quality of action.” ~R.C. Sproul “The team atmosphere at Physio is wonderful. It’s about helping patients to know they are cared for, not only on a physical level but on a personal level as well.”
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Dry Needling Certified
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
  • Astym Certified Clinician
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
Jernine Carter, PT, DPT

Jernine Carter / PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Jernine enjoys working in a team environment that encourages patients and clinicians alike to learn. She uses techniques such as ASTYM and numerous other “hands-on” procedures to help patients heal and get back to their passions. In her downtime, Jernine loves the outdoors, hiking, playing tennis, yoga, camping, and exploring. She takes her dog, Pixie with her everywhere she goes. Favorite quote: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style" Maya Angelou. “I know this may sound cheesy, but I really do enjoy helping people. I do not see physical therapy as a job, I see it as an opportunity to help someone become a become a better "them".
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Astym Certified Clinician
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
  • BioQPulse Certified Clinician
Rachel Suggs

Rachel Suggs / PTA, MFMS; Physical Therapist Assistant

Rachel enjoys working as a part of a great team and being a part of helping individuals feel better and accomplish their goals. “It is very rewarding to see our patients progress and become more and more independent and know that I have been a part of their experience in beginning a better life.” She enjoys good music, travel, hiking with her 3 dogs and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoy watching college/professional sports and learning and experiencing new things.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • ASTYM Certified Clinician
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
  • MultiFunctional Movement Certified Clinician (MFMS)
  • Whelton Myofascial Referral TechniqueTM Trained
Darren Cadwell

Darren Cadwell / LMBT, Physical Therapy Aide / Licensed Massage Therapist (NC #16367)

“I work one-on-one with individuals who have a true desire to improve their daily lives. I do not provide your typical “fluff and buff” massage, instead I use research based techniques and intuition to effect the body at a clinical level. I strive to provide a service where people get off the table feeling they have improved, instead of being lulled to sleep. When not at work, I am typically either hiking in the mountains, playing music, or enjoying our local Asheville culture. I believe every person should be approached with unconditional positive regard. This is complete acceptance of who an individual truly is, removing ego from the equation. The one thing I enjoy the most about working at Physio is the fact that we are put it the position to affect patients lives in a positive manner.”
  • Licensed Bodywork and Massage Therapist
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
Natasha Wheatly

Natasha Wheatly / Massage Therapist

Natasha Intuitively listens to her clients' bodies and facilitates healing work that makes quality of life better for them. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, yoga, weight training, and hanging out with her kids.  Her favorite quote comes from the yoga sutras of patanjali. "Mana eva manushyanam karanam bandha mokshayoho.” “As the mind, so the man; bondage or liberation are in your own mind.” If you feel bound, you are bound. If you feel liberated, you are liberated. Things outside neither bind nor liberate you; only your attitude toward them does that. “My favorite thing about working at Physio is that you are allowed to be who you are quirks and all , and are allowed to use your skills to truly help clients achieve a more functional higher quality of health and life.”
Brenda Bowlin

Brenda Bowlin / Office Manager / Client Liason

Brenda loves that Physio is a very unique place to work. “The staff truly works as a team to provide a positive environment and experience for everyone that walks through the door. It is very rewarding to work with a team of professionals that are compassionate and dedicated to promoting wellness and helping people reach their goals.” She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping and outdoor adventures. She also enjoys relaxing at the beach, traveling, meeting new people and spending time with her family, friends and two dogs.
  • Salisbury State University BS
  • Murray State University MS
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
Tabitha McDonald

Tabitha McDonald / Billing Manager / Marketing Assistant

Tabitha and her husband, Mason, love living in Asheville with their adorable dog, Gump. They relocated from Oklahoma City in 2015, and enjoy the unique artist community here. Tabitha enjoys baking, creating new recipes, and exploring the food scene around Asheville. She and her husband are also very involved in film making and recently completed shooting an Indiegogo funded short film entitled "Strangers by a Fire." “Everyone at Physio works really well together. It is one of the few places that solely has the patient’s well-being at the center of all treatment.”
  • University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Haley Durham

Haley Durham / Front Desk Coordinator

I am the customer service/ marketing/ front desk extraordinaire. Anything you need, I can get it or find someone to get it for you. I love to go contra dancing and going on short hikes, especially near waterfalls. I also have a side passion for graphic design and photography.
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic, creates the hero.” -Benjamin Disraeli
 What I like most about Physio is the trust and openness between colleagues. We’re able to work as a team instead of individual moving units.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of South Carolina and Winthrop University
Cassandra Herbes

Cassandra Herbes / Front Desk Coordinator

Cassie is here to make clients feel welcome. Outside of work, Cassie loves doing yoga, snowboarding and hiking. She is interested in movement and the outdoors. She is also studying to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. A quote to live by: "Everything happens for a reason." I believe in having faith even if a reason is not immediately apparent. "I enjoy the philosophy and teamwork at Physio. Everyone has a genuine interest in helping people."
Kai Leathers

Kai Leathers / Physical Therapy Aide

  When I am not at work, I love to practice wildlife photography, explore the woods, study nutrition, play music. My philosophy in life is to strive to see the positive in every situation. I believe in taking one's role seriously, while also trying to find humor in the mundane and not taking life too seriously.
Favorite quote: "Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." -Mary Oliver "I am grateful for the light-hearted atmosphere that is cultivated by my co-workers, and I love educating patients and knowing that I am contributing to the well-being of our community each day."
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician*
  • Certified Personal Trainer
Charlie Wright

Charlie Wright / Physical Therapy Aide

Charlie helps assist people in reaching their physical goals at work. Outside of Physio, Charlie likes to play golf and tennis (both table and regular.) He also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and hanging out with cats. His favorite quote is “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”  Vince Lombardi "I like how Physio works as a team to help tackle goals!"

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