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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 with his amazing wife, Ashley, since relocating from the State of Washington in 2010. 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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Zoe MartinPT, DPT

zoe.martin@specializednc.com

Zoe was mainly raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but also lived in Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia, and Northern Virginia with her family growing up. While at Lebanon Valley College, in Annville, Pennsylvania, Zoe completed the 3+3 accelerated Physical Therapy program, gaining her Bachelor of Health Science with a minor in Business Administration in 2017, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. During her time at Lebanon Valley College, Zoe gained a passion for pelvic floor physical therapy and completed mentoring and shadowing in that area. After graduation, she pursued education within the field of pelvic floor physical therapy and is excited to expand her knowledge in the pelvic floor and orthopedic physical therapy. Zoe has a passion for breaking the stigma surrounding the pelvic floor and treating an underserved population. Outside of the workplace, Zoe enjoys hiking, yoga, and traveling.

Education

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2019

 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Bachelor of Health Science, May 2017

Minor in Business Administration

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Jacqueline BurrisPTA, CHES, TPS

jburris@specializednc.com

Jackie is a native of Western North Carolina and is thankful to call this area her home. She originally went to college with the intention of becoming an English teacher but then her father had a life-changing stroke. Watching him go through rehabilitation sparked her interest in Physical Therapy and soon after she completed her degree at Southwestern Community College in Physical Therapist Assistant. She is dedicated to the field of physical therapy and has been involved in many aspects of it, from working as an Adjunct Instructor at SCC to holding an office in the NCPTA Mountain District. In 2016, she was awarded the Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy recognition by the American Physical Therapy Association. Her passion for health and wellness and educating her patients inspired her to return to college, completing a Bachelor’s degree in 2016 in Health Promotion. She became a Certified Health Education Specialist in October 2016 and has used her education to work on community health programs and Diabetes education. Jackie is committed to helping those with chronic pain and completed her Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification in 2018 and is currently one of the only therapists in NC with this credential. 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband, preferably outside. She is an avid runner, reader, traveler, coffee lover, and baseball fan.

Education
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, August 2016
Minor: Sociology

Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC
Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, May 2009

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Samuel "Lee" PattilloPT, DPT

lee.pattillo@specializednc.com

Lee is a local to the Western North Carolina mountains growing up in Bryson City and attending Western Carolina University. While at WCU Lee was a college athlete and graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics prior to completing the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in May of 2020. Along with athletics, Lee has experience as a Crossfit Level 1 coach and enjoys helping people reach health and wellness goals to optimize their quality of life. Outside of the profession he enjoys playing sports with his wife, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family. 

Education

BS Nutrition and Dietetics, Western Carolina University, May 2017

DPT, Western Carolina University, May 2020

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Courtney JonesFront Office Manager

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