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Welcome Jim Gregory, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS

January 8, 2018

Jim Gregory, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS has joined the Specialized Physical Therapy team.  Dr. Gregory has lived in the Asheville area for the past 7 years, with his amazing wife Ashley, after relocating from Washington State.  While at Clemson University, Jim completed a BS in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and was a collegiate rugby player, which began his exposure to physical therapy.  In 2008, he received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, FL, specializing in manual therapy and highlighted by a clinical rotation with the Utah Jazz of the NBA

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How to HIIT Your Health Goals During the Holidays

December 21, 2017

In the midst of the holiday season, it’s easy to fall prey to all of the festivities while losing track of the fitness you’ve worked so hard for all year. Maybe you gave up on your New Years’ resolution a long time ago, cancelled your gym membership, or continually tell yourself that you will start again next year, as you eat one too many Christmas desserts.

 

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Blainesworld Radio Show on 93.7 FM

November 7, 2017

Low back pain can be debilitating.  Growing up I saw my father complain of back pain daily.  As I grew older I did what I could to have a healthy spine.  However, shortly after having emergency surgery to remove my appendix, I bent over to tie my shoe and suffered from excruciating back pain.  It wasn’t until I met Dr. Simonds at Specialized Physical Therapy that I felt like I was back on the path to my normal self.

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October Fundraiser Supporting Girls on the Run

October 13, 2017

Specialized Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we are raising money for Girls on the Run of WNC this October. Our goal is to raise $3,000 by the end of October and to that end we have gotten things started with a donation of $500! You can donate any number of different ways!

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Platelet Rich Plasma

June 1, 2017

During the past several years, much has been written about a preparation called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and its potential effectiveness in the treatment of pain and injuries.  Recent research has shown increasing evidence for the use of PRP for arthritis and knee pain in addition to soft tissue injuries.

Many famous athletes — Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, and several others — have received PRP for various problems, and many have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competition.

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What to do about heel pain and plantar fasciitis

May 9, 2017

The sun is out, the temperature is up, and if you are like most Ashevillians, you are gearing up to start hiking and running around our beautiful mountains.  Inevitably, we see more people in our clinic complaining of heel pain during the warmer months.  Whether it is due to overuse or some other injury, here are some quick and easy steps you can take at home to potentially resolve the issue.

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