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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

Sean SimondsClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CKTP


Dr. Sean Simonds earned his BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2007, with honors. During his undergraduate years, he spent time volunteering in an outpatient physical therapy clinic and in-patient facility with occupational therapy, served as a teaching assistant, and ran an exercise physiology lab. Sean earned a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at St. Francis University in 2010, with honors. During his Doctorate education, he enjoyed the exceptional opportunity of completing a Clinical Rotation in Tuscany, Italy. In 2010, Sean passed his physical therapy national board examination for full certification as a practicing physical therapist.

In 2014, Sean participated in a sub-specialty residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through a combined program between Movement for Life and the University of Southern California. He went on to pass the boards in the discipline and is now one of only a select few physical therapists who hold a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS).

In addition to the above degrees and certifications, Sean is a certified Kinesio-Tape Practitioner (CKTP), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Certified Rock Steady Boxing Instructor (therapeutic boxing for patients with Parkinson’s Disease). Sean possesses expertise in multiple fields of Physical Therapy. His specialty interests include sports performance enhancement, sports injury avoidance, and Orthopedics. He recently published a book on the prevention of cruciate ligaments in athletes. Sean married his wife, Katherine, after proposing at St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland. His wife is an Art History PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. Sean is an avid sports enthusiast (soccer above all else!), and loves traveling. He spends his free time playing with his Labrador, studying Italian, exercising, biking, hiking, and boating. His hobbies also include Scottish history, photography, and playing stringed instruments (guitar, mandolin, and ukulele).

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Kelsey BucknerFront Office Assistant


Kelsey was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She was homeschooled K-12, which allowed her the time to dance competitively, as well as play basketball and travel softball for several years. She attended Southwestern Community College, where she was a member of the National Technical Honor’s Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She also led Southwestern’s Sonography club as vice president. She graduated in 2017 with her Associates degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Upon graduation, it was difficult to find a job in her degree in this area, as she loves our WNC mountains too much to leave. She began exploring alternative options that had always excited her heart, so she came to us as a PT technician to be taught another form of caring for others. She is now exploring the idea of going back to school, thanks to our clinic!

In her free time, she is a dog mom, a Dollywood fanatic, a middle school girls church leader, a coffee lover, a mountain hiker, and a singer…only in the car. Above all, she is thankful for Specialized Physical Therapy for opening a door filled with kindness and laughter.

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Britta ConradPT, DPT


Dr. Britta Conrad was born in Pennsylvania and lived in rural Illinois throughout her middle and high school years, but has been living back in the Philadelphia area the past 7 years. She became interested in physical therapy during high school when she was a cross country and long distance runner in track, and experienced multiple overuse injuries resulting in many fun physical therapy visits. She is a recent graduate of Arcadia University where she enjoyed volunteering as a coach for Girls on the Run and Top Soccer throughout physical therapy school, and participated in cross country her senior year of undergrad. Some other highlights of Britta's time at Arcadia include having a clinical in rural Jamaica, and studying abroad in Stirling, Scotland and Cape Town, South Africa for a semester each. Britta's favorite part of physical therapy is making connections with her patients, and getting to know people from all different walks of life. 

In her free time, Britta enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, camping, biking, running, and anything else that is active and/or outdoors! She also enjoys reading when it's chillier outside, and board game nights with friends. 

Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, January 2019
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 2016 

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Montana FainPT, DPT


Montana first found her love for physical therapy when her dog required rehab after knee surgery. She decided to put her service industry/office management background and her love of helping people to work in another way by earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019. Montana has a love of movement and enjoys finding new ways of keeping active. She is an avid yogi, CrossFit enthusiast, and hiker, but is always exploring new activities. Outside of the clinic, Montana can be found helping her partner run Rise Above Deli and Bakehouse or hanging out with their 3 dogs: Charlie, Pepper, and Scully.


  • South College, Knoxville, TN

Doctor of Physical Therapy, June 2019

  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, December 2006

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Denise DaviesTech, Personal Trainer

Denise recently moved to Asheville from Northern Virginia/D.C. where she was working as a professional personal trainer at a high end fitness club. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a degree in kinesiology, specializing in a pre-physical therapy track. Currently, she is in the process of applying to Physical Therapy school to work towards her goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. Denise has always loved sports and staying active. She grew up swimming competitively and moved on to become part of the Triathlon team in college. In addition to being a personal trainer of five years, she is also an official USA Triathlon certified coach. In her spare time, Denise loves to read (she read over 100 books last year!), watch Jeopardy, hang out with her two cats, and explore the restaurants and hiking trails in the area!

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