Therapist

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.”
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
Katherine Hendrick

Katherine Hendrick / PT, DPT, Astym 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
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