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All Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants are licensed by the State of North Carolina. Therapists are members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and conduct their practice according to the guidelines and codes of the APTA.
Celeste Nicholson

Celeste Nicholson

DPT, SCS, CSCS
Celeste Nicholson DPT, SCS, CSCS, has been a physical therapist for over 8 years. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she played Division 1 tennis as an undergrad.

Christina Ammons

Christina Ammons

PTA
Christina Ammons is a PTA at our Waynesville clinic. She was raised in Asheville, NC and received an Associates degree from South College in 2008. She enjoys working with the pediatric and geriatric populations and is excited to serve the community where she grew up.

Clara Stroud

Clara Stroud

PT, DPT
Clara Stroud, PT, DPT is the primary provider at our Biltmore location. She attended the University of Miami in Miami, FL for both undergraduate and graduate  school.  Clara graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018.

Gail Davis

Gail Davis

OTL, CHT
Gail graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994. Her immediate goal was to become a Certified Hand Therapist and upon completing the required 5 years of experience in hand therapy she took the exam and became certified.

Jami McNair

Jami McNair

PTA
Jami McNair, PTA, graduated from South College with an Associates in Applied Sciences for Physical Therapy Assistant. Prior to this, she earned a Health and Fitness Science degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, becoming a personal trainer before deciding to go back to school to become a PTA.

Jessi Edmonds

Jessi Edmonds

PT, DPT
Jessi Edmonds, PT, DPT is a 2019 graduate of Wingate University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Jessi is from the Asheville area and was able to receive a Division I scholarship to play Basketball for Liberty University.

Jim Douglas

Jim Douglas

PTA
Jim Douglas, PTA was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Texas Christian University with his Masters in Education in 2010. After graduation Jim moved to Durham, NC area for a volunteer program.

Katie Parham

Katie Parham

PT
Katie Parham, PT earned her undergraduate degrees in Exercise & Sports Science and Psychology from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Following graduation, Katie earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Western Carolina University in 2006.

Lucas Pitman

Lucas Pitman

PT
Lucas Pitman, PT is a 2010 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a major in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in Coaching. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 from East Tennessee State University. Lucas is a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner that allows him to apply several techniques to various injuries and conditions to people of all ages.

Maggie Parker

Maggie Parker

PT, DPT
Dr. Maggie Parker, PT, DPT is a 2014 graduate of UNC- Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a concentration in Sports Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018 from Elon University.

Mike Piontkowski

Mike Piontkowski

PT
Mike Piontkowski, PT, graduated from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in 1998 with his degree in physical therapy. He moved to Colorado after graduation and became licensed to practice physical therapy in fall of 1998.

Maggie Lucas

Maggie Lucas

PTA
Maggie Lucas, PTA graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southwestern Community College with an A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant in the spring of 2014. Maggie also has a B.A. in Adventure Education from Prescott College in Arizona.

Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams

PT, DPT, ATC
Phillip Adams PT, DPT, ATC is a Buncombe County native. He attended AB-Tech earning an Associate in Science. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at Appalachian State University, graduating Cum Laude in 2009.

Travis Routh

Travis Routh

PT, DPT
Travis Routh PT, DPT, earned his undergrad degree in Exercise Science from High Point University in High Point, NC. Following graduation, Travis then earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University in 2015.

Walter M. Young IV

Walter M. Young IV

PT, DPT
Dr. Walter M. Young IV, PT, DPT is the quintessential journeyman, working his way from western Michigan, to a Landscape Architecture Degree from Ball State University, to a career as a Golf Course Architect in Southern Pines, NC, prior to finding his passion in coaching people to a healthier life through Olympic Lifting and Crossfit.

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