Chris Taylor, PT

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

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.”
Amanda Roach, PT

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

Amanda helps 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. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to church, working out, and being a tourist in her own hometown! Amanda believes in being kind to one another and that performing a random act of kindness often blesses you more than whomever you are being kind towards. She also believes that a smile can brighten anyone’s day, and physical activity can turn the worst day into the best!
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist #42960
  • National Board of Certification, Certified Athletic Trainer #09072126
  • C1 Certified in the Schroth Method for Scoliosis Treatment
  • University of St. Augustine Manual Therapy Certified (MTC)
  • Professional Rescuer
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
Katherine Hendrick

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

Voted Best Physical Therapist in WNC 2018 by the Mountain XPress Readers Poll 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
  • Certification in Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN)
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
  • Astym Certified Clinician
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
Emerson Talbott, PT, DPT

Emerson Talbott / PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

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. He loves taking his black lab and pug on walks. He also enjoys building things and re-finishing old furniture. "I believe in trial and error. Never be afraid of making a mistake!"
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • McKenzie Certified Clinician (MDT)
  • 830Laser Certified Clinician
Tyler Matherne, PT, DPT

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

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)
  • 830Laser 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
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