Candler

As a 100% employee-owned outpatient PT team, we provide the level of individualized and specialized care we would want ourselves. We believe the most important thing about life is how we move through it.

Services

  • General Physical Therapy

  • Balance Training & Fall Prevention

  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab

  • Concussion Rehab

  • Dry Needling

  • Knock Out Parkinson's Program

  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

  • Personal Training

  • Pre/Post Surgery Rehab

  • Sports Injury & Performance Training

  • Vestibular Rehab

  • Workplace Injury Rehab

  • & more

Contact us

1572 Sand Hill Road

Suite 101

Candler, NC 28715

phone: 828.552.5342

fax: 828.641.9303

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Hours

Hours

Monday through Friday

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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Jim Gregory

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS, USAW

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Jim Gregory

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS, USAW

Dr. Jim Gregory has lived in the Asheville area 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.

Sarah Bailey

PT, DPT

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Sarah Bailey

PT, DPT

Sarah grew up in Huntsville, Alabama.Her parents inspired a love for exercise by cheering her on from the sidelines of countless sporting events. She attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama for her undergraduate degree in Sports Administration. Sarah’s primary motivation to continue her education to become a physical therapist was to connect with community members and empower them to achieve a better quality of life through movement. She attended Western Carolina University where she got her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys trail running, backpacking, hosting friends and family, and playing pickup soccer.

Education: 

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2020

 

Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration, May 2016

Zoe Martin

PT, DPT

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Zoe Martin

PT, DPT

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

Dylan Sheedy

PT, DPT

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Dylan Sheedy

PT, DPT

Dylan is a graduate of UNC’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and developed his passion for human movement science through his history as a personal trainer and a youth athlete. Dylan enjoys working with patients with a variety of orthopedic needs and has a special interest in patient with neck and back pain. A session with Dylan will involve a discussion of the specific factors that contribute to the patient’s symptoms and individualized interventions to address these issues. Outside of work, Dylan is an avid rock climber and enjoys spending his free time exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Doctor of Physical Therapy, August 2020


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts, Exercise and Sport Science, May 2016
Minor in Spanish for the Medical Professions

Lyle Mitchell

Personal Trainer & PTA

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Lyle Mitchell

Personal Trainer & PTA

Lyle Mitchell grew up in Winston Salem and has called Asheville home for over a decade. He first developed his love for helping people improve how they move while completing his yoga teacher training in 2013. This eventually led to Lyle becoming a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Lyle is also a TRX qualified instructor, FMS Level 1, and RockTape Mobility Specialist. Lyle’s focus as a trainer is to guide you in a sustainable fitness practice that enables you to better do the things you love in life. His experience ranges from training mountain athletes to run, ride, or climb to new peaks, to helping older adults stay active and age with grace. Lyle is a firm believer that it is never too late in life to build strength. In his free time, Lyle enjoys trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, and swinging kettlebells around. He is an avid traveler, food and coffee consumer, and devourer of audiobooks and podcasts.

Josh Hennen

PT, DPT

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Josh Hennen

PT, DPT

Josh grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. He found a passion for physical therapy during rehab from various overuse injuries while competing in high school sports. Josh earned his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. During which he volunteered at weight loss clinics, Parkinson’s boxing, and stroke rehab classes. Josh went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from High Point University. His time was highlighted by a clinical at the UFC working with mixed martial arts athletes. He believes his wide range of experience treating patients with Parkinson’s Disease to professional fighters has made him a better clinician. Outside of work, Josh enjoys hiking, running, playing basketball, and watching his favorite NFL team, the Saints.

 

High Point University, High Point, NC

Doctor of Physical Therapy, April 2022

Maggie Ruffin

Front Office Manager

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Maggie Ruffin

Front Office Manager

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  • 2022 has been a rough one for me. In the winter I developed sciatica in my left leg. Dylan Sheedy and the team at Movement for Life Candler guided me through the process of completely alleviating all the symptoms. Then in September I ruptured my Quad tendon from my kneecap. After surgery Dylan and the team worked with me for almost 4 months. Their knowledge, skill, and patience have guided me to recover most if not all the mobility that I had before the rupture and surgery. I highly recomend the team at Movement for Life to anyone who needs physical therapy.
    James
  • Zoe Martin is an excellent pelvic floor therapist. After starting therapy I noticed improvement in my interstitial cystitis symptoms right away with better sleep.
    Teresa