59 Weaver Village Way
Weaverville, NC 28787
+ (828) 484-9415
+ (828) 484-9478
Monday - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday - 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Our Weaverville location serves North Asheville, Woodfin, Weaverville, Mars Hill, Marshall, Madison and Yancey counties.
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) 484-9415 or Fax (828) 484-9478
Please use the link below for paperwork to complete and bring to your initial evaluation.
Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHTOccupational 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.
Brenden Pelletier PT, DPT, CSCS, OCSPhysical Therapist
Brenden Pelletier PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS, earned his undergrad degree in Sports and Fitness from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Following graduation, Brenden became a certified strength and conditioning coach and worked with high school athletes in South Florida. Brenden then earned his clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2014. With a primary interest in orthopedics, Brenden went on to pursue a specialization by completing a yearlong residency program. Through this training, Brenden was exposed to many manual therapy techniques, participated in clinical mentorship, presented on relevant case studies, and has taken continuing education courses for advanced management of orthopedic conditions including cervicogenic headaches/dizziness, temporomandibular disorders/orofacial pain, and osteopathic manual therapy approaches.
Maggie Lucas, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant
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. In 2001, Maggie broke her back in a climbing accident, introducing her to the world of physical therapy. Her previous career background involves therapeutic wilderness and residential treatment programs for troubled youth in Arizona, Idaho, and North Carolina. Maggie is certified in Fascial Movement Taping by RockTape and is an Original Strength Certified Clinician. Maggie utilizes modalities such as cupping, IASTM, and kinesiotaping as adjuncts to exercise to get patients back to the activities they enjoy and love. A former collegiate runner, Maggie maintains an active lifestyle with weightlifting, trail running, walking, and parenting her two young children. Maggie believes that rehabilitation is a holistic process supported by nutrition, lifestyle, activity, and community support.
Celeste Nicholson DPT, SCS, CSCSPhysical Therapist
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. She started out working primarily with athletes at local schools. She is on of only 1,424 board certified physical therapy clinical specialists in sports (SCS) in the US. For the last 5 years she has enjoyed treating a wider age group of individuals who want to get back to an active lifestyle. In March 2015 she was awarded 1 st Favorite Find for Physical Therapist by The Tribune Weaverville for North Buncombe area. Celeste is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Vanessa de la Vega, PTPhysical Therapist
Walter M. Young IV, PTPhysical Therapist
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. From there he worked his way to Western Carolina University where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2016. Since graduating, Walter moved to Asheville, but began his career in Hickory, NC at Frye Regional Medical Center where he saw wide range of patients, from low back pain to Parkinson’s Disease to spinal cord injuries and amputees. This diversity has shown him the capabilities of the human body and spirit, shaping his philosophy that nobody is lost and everybody can change their mental and physical position in life if they are willing to push themselves to reach for it. Along with coaching people, Walter enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin, and dogs Bogie and Bitsy in various outdoor activities, including hiking, biking (mountain and road), renovating their house, and brewing beer and kombucha.