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We believe we can do more together than we can alone. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we touch by applying current and effective treatment paradigms in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Our Team

Jim GregoryClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS, USAW

jgregory@specializednc.com

Dr. Jim 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.

Following graduation Jim completed a mentorship and received his Manual Therapy Certification through The University of St. Augustine in 2009. Since that time Jim has practiced primarily in outpatient orthopedics specializing in spinal manipulation, sports medicine, pain science, and strength training. Dr. Gregory’s post graduate training has included a heavy emphasis on spinal and extremity manipulation, strength and conditioning, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)/ Functional Movement Screen (FMS).

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW), Certified in Functional Dry Needling through KinetaCore, and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) through the APTA.  In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Gregory serves as adjunct faculty at Western Carolina University’s DPT program and is a certified Clinical Instructor through the APTA. Outside of his professional role, Jim enjoys powerlifting, being involved in the local chapter of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, exploring the outdoors, and playing music with his wife.

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Mike MyraclePT, DPT

mmyracle@specializednc.com

Mike was raised in a small town outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Following completion of his studies in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he pursued careers in finance, insurance, and wine making before finding his home in physical therapy. Mike obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Elon University in 2016. With a primary interest in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation, he plans on pursuing a Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Outside of his professional role, Mike can be found on a bike (mountain, road, or cyclocross), running in the woods, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. 

Education
Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
Doctor of Physical therapy, December 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.S.B.A, Business Administration, May 2004

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Morgan LindbergFront Office Manager

mlindberg@specializednc.com

Morgan Lindberg is a native of North Carolina, being raised in the area she is very close to the community. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2016 and began working in the Customer Service atmosphere. She has great customer service skills and really enjoys interacting with people. She is excited to help promote the outstanding physical therapy services and help the business grow to it's fullest potential.  She resides in Asheville with her husband Cody and their young daughter Joslynn. She loves cooking, reading, and playing card/board games. In her spare time you can find her spending time with her family, going on a hike, or dancing the night away at a great concert. 

Education
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
Bachelor of Recreational Therapy 2016
Minor in Business 

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Meg McManusPT Tech

mmcmanus@specializednc.com

Meg McManus was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She has always shared a love for sports and physical activity but after taking science courses at Carolina, realized her fascination with the performance of the human body. She was involved in research examining changes in muscle composition with different exercise programs which also reinforced her interests. Meg hopes to further her education and pursue a doctorate of physical therapy in the future. In her free time Meg enjoys traveling, eating great food and exploring the outdoors.

Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. Exercise and Sport Science 2018
Minor in Spanish 

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