23 Turtle Creek Drive, Asheville, NC 28803-3152
23 Turtle Creek Drive
Asheville, NC 28803-3152
+ (828) 274-2188
+ (828) 274-7843
Mon. - Fri. - 6:30am - 6:30pm
Sat. (post-operative only) - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Our Turtle Creek location provides Physical Therapy through Pardee Hospital. It is an outpatient hospital based facility when billing insurance.
*Kore* Balance Testing, Cybex, Game Cube, Wii, and Graston® Technique methods are utilized. We have a fitness facility, selectorized machines and a variety of cardio machines. Visit Pool at Turtle Creek to learn more about our pool facility at Turtle Creek.
We also work closely with Southeastern Sports Medicine in giving a complete orthopedic experience.
Including a daily walk-in injury clinic!
To schedule an appointment please call (828) 274-2188 or Fax (828) 274-7843
Please use the links below for paperwork to complete and bring to your initial evaluation.
Danielle Butler PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Danielle Butler PT, DPT earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Professions and Psychology from Grand Valley State University. She then went on to attend Duke University and graduated from Duke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2013. She has been in practice since graduation with Southeastern Physical Therapy and is now lead PT at ourTurtle Creek Location. She specializes in outpatient orthopedics including post operative care and sports injuries and performs treadmill running evaluations and gait analysis. Danielle, a Michigan native and previous multi-sport athlete, now enjoys living in the mountains, hiking, running and all outdoor sports/activities.
Barry Taylor, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant
Barry Taylor, PTA earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education at North Carolina State University and worked as a student athletic trainer with their soccer, football and baseball teams. He went on to earn his Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Southwestern Community College. Barry has a wide range of expertise secondary to his 20 years of experience in long term care, home health and orthopedics. His passion and specialty is rehabbing athletes for return to sport and has completed many hours of continuing education in sports performance and rehabilitation. He is an Asheville native and current resident of Henderson County and has children in the school district.
Christine Dana, PTPhysical Therapist
Christine Dana, PT is a 1984 graduate of the University of Vermont's Physical Therapy program. Over the past years she has worked primarily in orthopedics with focus on the osteopathic approach to manual therapy, sports medicine and industrial rehabilitation. She has also worked with the geriatric and pediatric populations and has been in administration. She is Graston Certified for soft tissue mobilization and utilizes these techniques for all orthopedic issues, including TMJ, back pains and sports injuries.
Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHTOccupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist
Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHT - Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist A native of Asheville, NC, Jennifer graduated with high honors from Medical College of Georgia in 1985. Having practiced exclusively in the specialty of hand therapy for over 30 years, she has extensive experience with upper extremity orthotics, wound management and hand/upper extremity rehabilitation with a wide range of diagnoses from tendinitis, arthritis, complex surgeries to replants. In 1991, she successfully met the requirements for the inaugural hand therapy certification becoming one of the first Certified Hand Therapists in the USA. She does rehabilitative therapy with people of all ages who have had injuries, surgeries or other pathological conditions to their hands and arms with the purpose of restoring maximal functional and aesthetic outcomes. This includes therapeutic exercises, management of wound, scar, pain, swelling, weakness, dexterity as well as fabrication of custom upper extremity splints/orthoses. Jennifer also holds an undergraduate degree in social work and art, which is evident in her creativity and compassion for her patients.
Jarred Lehr PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Jarred Lehr PT, DPT earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to attend Western Carolina University and graduated from WCU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2017. His interests include pediatrics, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Jarred grew up in Hendersonville, NC and was a previous multi-sport athlete. He currently enjoys running, weightlifting, rock climbing, hiking, camping, and all outdoor sports and activities.
Matt Leclair, PTPhysical Therapist
Matt Leclair, PT, graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology and a focus on Strength and Conditioning. He then took his talents to South Carolina where he attended the Medical University of South Carolina to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During that time Matt specialized in outpatient orthopedics. Since graduating Matt first moved to Western Colorado where he began to hone his skills in manual therapy. Following his time in The Rockies, he moved east to Asheville and he is currently in the process of earning his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certificate (OMTC).
Kate Cotten, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant
Kate Cotten, PTA, Kate is a compassionate, experienced, and professional Physical Therapist Assistant who has been working in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina for the past 25 years. She is motivated to help all of her patients maximize their own potentials. She sees each person as unique, and personalizes her treatments to each person. Kate earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Fitness from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. She later earned an AAS at Southwestern Community College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Kate has years of experience in orthopedics, work rehabilitation and pain management, but is passionate about all things aquatic. She has spent years focusing on aquatic physical therapy. She enjoys helping people of all ages be successful and make positive life changes. Kate enjoys hiking, swimming, and boating.
Mike Piontkowski, PTPhysical Therapist
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. The mainstay of his career has been in outpatient orthopedic settings focusing on sports related injuries as well as postoperative care. From fall of 2010 until his recent move to Asheville in June 2017, Mike has been working as a travel/contract therapist. This enabled him to learn, grow, and contribute to a multitude of facilities while traveling throughout the country. He is excited for his recent move to Asheville and hopes to make a positive contribution to the community, as well as pursue his interests of mountain biking, fly fishing, and hunting.