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South Asheville

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 in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Meet our team

We believe the most important thing about life is how we move through it. Guided by the 3-A’s, we believe physical therapy should be Accessible to all who need it, provided in a positive Atmosphere, and rooted in proven Ability.

We don’t just focus on the how or what of an experience, but also the why. As the largest employee-owned outpatient physical therapy team in the nation, we provide the level of individualized and specialized care we would want ourselves.

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20 Gala Drive

Suite G-104

Asheville, NC 28803

phone: 828.484.4200

fax: 828.585.6659

 

Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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Sean Simonds

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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Sean Simonds

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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).

Britta Rollason

PT, DPT

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Britta Rollason

PT, DPT

Dr. Britta Rollason 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. 

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

Montana Fain

PT, DPT

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Montana Fain

PT, DPT

Dr. Montana Fain earned her BS in Accounting from Auburn University in 2006. Following years in the food and beverage industry and in office management, she found a calling towards healthcare. It was through her personal experiences with chronic low back pain, as well as rehabbing her dog after multiple orthopedic surgeries, she decided to pursue physical therapy. Montana earned a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from South College in 2019, with honors. Since then she has become certified in Dry Needling and is working towards a Board Certified Specialty in Geriatrics. Montana has a love of movement and enjoys finding new ways of keeping active. She is an avid yogi, CrossFit enthusiast, and loves to hike, but is always exploring new activities. Outside of the clinic, Montana can be found hanging out with her partner, Brandon, and their 3 dogs, enjoying this beautiful corner of the world. 

Education: 

  • South College, Knoxville, TN

Doctor of Physical Therapy, June 2019

  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, December 2006

Isak Holt

PT, DPT, ATC, CF-L1

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Isak Holt

PT, DPT, ATC, CF-L1

Isak was born in central Ohio, where he grew up enrolled in multiple sports throughout his childhood and teenage years. He fell in love with the professions of athletic training and physical therapy in high school after working with both when rehabilitating from a shoulder injury. Isak was able to experience first-hand the positive impact these individuals had on returning him to sport for his senior season. He then attended The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. After graduation, he worked as an athletic trainer in the high school setting for three years and had the opportunity to work for the Ohio Machine, a professional lacrosse team during the 2018 season. Isak then pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at South College in Knoxville, TN. While enrolled as a graduate student, Isak completed his CrossFit Level 1 certification and coached at a local CrossFit gym as a way to connect with active individuals in the community. Outside of his professional interests, Isak enjoys staying active (preferably outdoors!), including sand volleyball, skiing, hiking, and experiencing new restaurants and venues with his friends and family.

Education

South College, Knoxville, TN

Doctor of Physical Therapy, June 2020

 

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, May 2015

Cassie White

PTA

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Cassie White

PTA

Cassie was raised in the mountains of WNC, where she cultivated a love of nature and an active lifestyle. Her first exposure to the world of physical therapy occurred in high school, following knee surgery. It was unclear if she would be able to return to sport after the surgery, but she had an excellent PT who helped her recover and return to volleyball and running within a year. After completing her degree at UNC, she moved back to Asheville and worked for a women’s cancer center for 5 years. In that time at the cancer center, her interest in healing and rehabilitation grew as she learned more about the physical therapy side of the healing process for oncology patients. With sports and an active lifestyle being so important to Cassie, helping people recover from an injury seemed like the perfect career. She then went to SWCC to complete the PTA program in May 2019.

If it’s not pouring the rain, you can usually find Cassie in the woods on her mountain bike. She is an avid mountain biker who just completed a coast to coast mountain bike trip across Scotland (in the rain). Her other hobbies include running, swimming, snowboarding, horseback riding, reading, sewing, board games, and traveling.

 

Education

Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC

Associate in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, May 2019

 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Bachelor of Arts, American Studies, May 2006

Kelsey Buckner

Front Office Manager

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Kelsey Buckner

Front Office Manager

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.

Mark Clarke

PT, DPT

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Mark Clarke

PT, DPT

Mark grew up on a small farm outside of Asheville, NC. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in English literature and creative writing, he worked on the family farm for several years focusing on fruit production and agritourism. He decided to pursue a career in physical therapy after his experience with the medical system following a snowboarding accident and his desire to provide great healthcare in his community. Mark attended Western Carolina University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2021. He dedicated much of his time in graduate school to volunteering on the student board of and treating patients in MAPHealth, a pro-bono clinic at WCU that provides medical services to low-income individuals in rural NC. He is passionate about empowering his clients and his community to achieve their movement and health goals and get back to the activities they love. In his free time, Mark loves to practice yoga, hike, mountain bike, and play any/every sport (currently pickle ball is the game of choice!). He is also an avid reader and gardener as well as a very amateur botanist.

Kaleb Drake

PT, DPT

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Kaleb Drake

PT, DPT

Kaleb was raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. He stayed in Northeast Louisiana until 2018, when he moved to Searcy, Arkansas to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Harding University. Before receiving his physical therapy degree in 2021, Kaleb completed a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course and began coaching while in school. Aside from physical therapy, Kaleb enjoys coffee, fitness, everything outdoors, and talking with anyone that will listen.

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