Our Hendersonville location is located at 212B Thompson Street, Hendersonville NC 28792. We are located between Subway and Lon Sen Chinese Restaurant. Our Physical Therapy Clinic serves Hendersonville, Naples, Edneyville, Mills River, East Flat Rock and the surrounding areas.
We bill all insurances in a clinical practice setting.
Southeastern specializes in the treatment and post-operative care of the Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Elbow, Hip, Cervical Spine and Lumbar Spine.
To schedule an appointment please call (828) 698-6774 or Fax (828) 698-4580
Please use the link below for paperwork to complete and bring to your initial evaluation.
Jessica Dennison, PT, DPT, received her B.S. in Biology at Erskine College in Due West, SC where she decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2013 from East Carolina University. Since graduation, Jessica has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting rehabilitating the general population. A more recent focus of hers’ has been treatment of myofascial pain utilizing manual therapeutic techniques, dry needling, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Jessica received her Trigger Point Dry Needling Certification in October 2015. She also has a keen interest in rehabilitating injured and post-operative shoulders. In the fall of 2015 she presented to sports medicine MDs, general practitioners, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and physical therapists on the Rehabilitation of the Athlete’s Shoulder. Jessica has continued education in dry needling, rehabilitation of the athlete, and manual therapeutic techniques. Outside of work, Jessica loves spending time with her husband, Luke, and their dog, Riley. Her other passions include running, hiking and hitting up local Asheville spots with family and friends.
Eric States, MPT, CLT-LANA received his Masters in Physical therapy from Andrews University and has been in practice since 2001 working in multiple types of therapy settings ranging from outpatient clinic, inpatient, and home health. He has enjoyed working with a wide range of patients and finds his favorite setting to be the outpatient clinic working with general orthopedics as well as sports injuries and lymphedema clients. Eric has specialized in wound care and Lymphedema therapy. In 2003 Eric returned to his Alma Mater and began his Lymphedema training at Andrew’s University being trained by both Hans Pritschow, MLD/CDT certified instructor from Waldrich Germany as well as Horst Weissleder, MD Professor of Radiology University of Freiburg Germany. He received a certificate for Manual Lymphatic Drainage – complete Decongestive Therapy Vodder Method and became a certified Lymphedema therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) in 2005 to current. Eric enjoys the natural approach to helping patients regain their health and function and is excited to teach patients ways in which to benefit their situation through strengthening, stretching, hands on techniques, or helping them regain control of the swollen areas of their body known as lymphedema Eric and his wife along with their 4 children ( 2 boys and 2 girls ) have enjoyed Western North Carolina and have been in the area since 2011 where they moved from Washington State near Olympia Washington.
Dan has provided Occupational Therapy services in hospital and outpatient settings for over 35 years. After joining the US Navy and serving as a Hospital Corpsman, he graduated from the United States Navy School of Physical Medicine in 1972 with Certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapy Assistant. After serving at the Naval Hospital San Diego Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments, he continued his education in Denver Colorado and also worked in hospital based Neurological and Orthopedic rehabilitation programs. In 1993 he was a Summa Cum Laude graduate at Creighton University School of Allied Health with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree. Dan moved to Asheville in 1995 and has worked in neurological, orthopedic and hand therapy programs at the Asheville VA Medical Center, One Source Rehab, and Pardee Hospital.
Ashleigh Zalabak, PTA is a 2009 graduate of the Central Piedmont Community College Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Since then she has mostly worked in orthopedic outpatient clinics. Her passion is sports medicine and joint replacement rehabilitation along with an interest in aquatic therapy. Ashleigh grew up in Hendersonville NC. She and her husband enjoy hiking, traveling, and active outdoor activities.
Cynthia Wood, SLP is a speech-language pathologist who graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 and 2016 receiving her master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She serves as our only speech-language pathologist. Because she is the only SLP this provides more comprehensive and personalized therapy. She diagnoses and treats all aspects of speech therapy including but not exclusive to: feeding and swallowing, voice, language, speech, cognition/memory, AAC (augmentative and alternative communication), fluency (stuttering), caregiver education for all speech therapy needs. She holds a certification in LSVT- LOUD (Lee-Silverman Voice Treatment) which is the golden standard for Parkinson’s voice therapy and co-runs a Parkinson’s support group. She holds a certification in the McNeill Dysphagia therapy program (a swallow rehabilitation program.) She greatly enjoys seeing people who have suffered strokes (all levels), have Parkinson ’s disease, and have swallowing or voice difficulty. She also greatly enjoys working with the patient’s loved ones to ensure greater care and understanding outside the therapy room. She always keeps in mind that people seek her services because they desperately need help. “People come to me on the worst day of their life, when they can’t eat, think, or talk. Without those three things, who are we as people? I always work together with my patients to try to give them their lives back one step at a time.”
Loretta Wawrzyniak MS, PT, ATC is a Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer with 30+ years experience in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and has worked with athletes at the high school, professional and college levels. Loretta graduated from University of Pittsburgh in Physical Therapy and did her graduate work in Health Services Administration at University of Central Florida. She has additional training in Manual therapy and Orthotic/Footwear prescription. Loretta is active in her Professional Association and has held many positions at the Chapter level. She considers herself blessed that she is in a profession that she loves for the past 34 years and enjoys everyday interacting with, and seeing the progress in her patients.
Chloe Aguilar, PT – with over 20 years experience, Chloe has the expertise to help patients meet their goals and expectations. She has a B.S. Physical Therapy, M.A. Psychology and Counseling and Physical therapy certification in NDT and LSVT BIG.
David Gerrer, PT, COMT received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy with a minor in biology at Damen College, Amherst, NY in 1996. He is certified in manual orthopedic therapy as a COMT through Maitland Austrailian Physiotherapy Seminars. The M-A Concept of assessment and treatment is recognized worldwide as an efficient, safe and gentle way to alleviate pain, restore movement, and maximize function in orthopedic patients. David has extensive experience with outpatient adult and pediatric orthopedic and sports post-surgical and non-surgical patients serving WNC for over 23 years. He enjoys helping treat all types of orthopedic and sports related problems involving neck, back, sacroiliac joint pain, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot problems. Outside of work, David enjoys mountain and road biking, DIY projects, and spending time with his family and friends.
Amy Geddes, OTR/L, CLT, CBIS, has been an occupational therapist since completing her degree from East Carolina University in 2001. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, mental health, and outpatient rehabilitation. She received her lymphedema certification in 2005 from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy and assisted in opening a clinic in the Northern Virginia area. She moved to Hendersonville in 2007 and began working in Greenville SC at a stroke and brain injury clinic. She obtained her Certified Brain Injury Specialty from the American Brain Injury Association in 2009. She continued to pursue her passion of working with those with neurological issues by receiving advance training in visual and cognitive disorders and obtaining an advance certification of the Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation Approach (Neuro-IFRAH) developed by Waleed Al-Oboudi in 2013, Amy returned to working in lymphedema in 2015 and uses the Complete Decongestive Therapy Vodder Method. Today, she is lucky to be able to continue to help adults with both lymphedema and neurological conditions improve their quality of life and return to their activities of daily living. Amy and her husband have 2 daughters and enjoy traveling and spending time watching them complete in athletics.
Kevin C. Lawrence, PTA, graduated from Southwestern Community College in Sylva North Carolina in 2006 with his PTA degree. Kevin has worked in outpatient rehabilitation/ in patient PRN for 13 years and works with all types of orthopedic pts /core conditioning and and many other aspects related to PT improving quality in clients of all ages. In his free time he enjoys playing music in a family band and enjoys sports of all kinds.
Tyler Arrington, PTA is a native of Henderson County NC. He has been a full time practicing Physical Therapist Assistant for 9 years since graduating from Southwestern Community College in May of 2010. Tyler has many areas of interest with focuses in orthopedic/balance/neurologic conditions. He holds PWR! Certification (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) and performs the BIG of LSVT Big and Loud training. He also enjoys working with sports injuries/amputations. He works with you to achieve your goals of regaining independence in your life. He has been married to his lovely wife, Stephanie for nearly 9 years. Together they have a son, Parker who is 5 years old, and are expecting their daughter in November of 2019. When he is not at work, Tyler enjoys all varieties of sports and fishing.
Sean McAlarney, PTA was Born and raised near Scranton Pennsylvania and graduated HS in 2006. Upon graduating High school, Sean was co-owner of a masonry business for 5 years and was also an assistant head coach for North Pocono High school soccer. He also competed in amateur kickboxing and was assistant head trainer for 5 years at Northeast Karate and Kickboxing. Sean then Enlisted in the United States Army in 2011 and was stationed at Fort Bragg for 5 year where he attained his parachutist badge as well as the rank of Sergeant prior to his honorable discharge in 2016. He then Graduated from South University in High Point earning his Associates in Science in Physical Therapy Assistant, in Dec of 2018. Sean moved to Western NC because of the beauty and active lifestyle in and around this area. He enjoys all outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, being on the river, in the mountains, and on the beach. Sean has devoted the rest of his life to helping people get back to their normal daily living, prior level of function, and helping with their overall well-being in the most holistic approach possible.
Alex Dickason has been interested in Physical Therapy for many years due to her own injuries requiring rehabilitation. Alex graduated from West Virginia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2019. During Physical Therapy school she participated in a specialty rotation in concussion management. Currently Alex’s special interests are in orthopedics as well as concussion and vestibular management. She enjoys visiting national parks, traveling, and hiking in her free time.
Jason Morgan, PT has been practicing physical therapy in Henderson County since 1995; a graduate of University of Central Florida in Orlando. He resides locally with his wife and 3 children. Jason enjoys participating in any activity that involves 2 wheels, bicycle or motorcycle.