Starting February 1, 2022, Yarrington Physical Therapy will be joining Movement for Life's family of employee-owned outpatient physical therapy clinics. By joining forces, we will bring together leading providers to meet the Waynesville communities' needs for exceptional physical therapy services.
13 Haywood Office Park, Building B
Waynesville, NC 28785
phone: (828) 452-1306
fax: (828) 452-9058
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:30 pmDriving directions >
Clinic Director - PT, DPTRead Bio
Clinic Director - PT, DPT
Dr. Yarrington received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida and his Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. He has been practicing in Western North Carolina since 1997. One-on-one, personalized care is the cornerstone of effective treatment and Dr. Yarrington believes in forming a strong working partnership with patients to help them improve their quality of life. His clinical interests include manual therapy of the spine, Astym, dry needling, sports rehabilitation, and incorporating weight training and functional exercises with patients of all ages. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters, CrossFit, mountain biking, hiking, cooking, and is an active parishioner of St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church in Maggie Valley.
PT, MPTRead Bio
Catherine received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee and her Master’s of Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University. She has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings in NC, MA, and RI since graduating in 2010. Catherine’s clinical interests include dry needling, sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation, biomechanics and manual therapy. She believes it is important to spend one-on-one time with each patient to develop individualized treatment plans. Outside of work Catherine enjoys spending time with her family, and outdoor activities including hiking,biking and skiing.
PT, DPT, Cert. DNRead Bio
PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Jake earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Western Carolina University in 2014 where he was apart of the inaugural DPT program. He also attended WCU in undergraduate, receiving high honors while achieving his bachelors degree. Jake treats many different problem areas across a wide range of ages. He has specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of the back pain using the MDT approach. He is also certified in dry needling where he uses tiny needles to effect dysfunctional tissues. Jake employs corrective exercise to restore functional movement, strength, and power for return to previous activities. Jake believes one of his biggest responsibilities is to empower his patients with education and encouragement. He wants each person to leave therapy having a better understanding of their body, particularly the region they are being seen for. He regularly stresses the resilience of the human body, the importance of regular exercise and fitness to help support joints, and educates on pain and it’s physiology.
When not in the clinic, Jake is likely with his wife and children, preferably outdoors somewhere. He enjoys community exercise with his F3 brothers and he is regularly signed up for some race or event to challenge himself physically. Jake also enjoys fellowship with his church family and supporting his western NC community.
MOT/L, CHTRead Bio
Kelsea is a Board Certified Hand Therapist who received her Masters in OT from the University of St Augustine Florida, graduating with high honors and a scholastic achievement award in 2014. Kelsea has been working with clients having hand and upper extremity diagnoses since 2014. Kelsea believes in understanding what matters most to each client, education and communication, and utilization of anatomy, biomechanics, and manual techniques are key in a successful recovery and therapy experience. Kelsea has lived and worked in the Waynesville, NC area since 2015 and can’t imagine any other place to raise her family. Outside of work, Kelsea enjoys being outdoors with her family, kayaking, hiking, church, and enjoying life.
Marta received her A.A.S. from Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is committed to keeping herself current with the most up to date, evidence-based therapy techniques. While earning her degree in A.A.S in Haywood Community College in Clyde, she showed great interest in human anatomy, science and movement and this led her to pursue her Physical Therapist Assistant degree at SWCC. Marta is very interested in manual therapy, balance training, IASTM and therapeutic taping, and sports rehabilitation. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and outdoor activities like mountain biking, running, hiking, and snowboarding.
Front Office ManagerRead Bio
Front Office Manager
Danielle Smith is the smiling face you hear when calling the office. She is our rock! Danielle handles all billing, scheduling, managing and daily oversight of the practice and its work flow. Her positive attitude and spirit not only make our patients feel comfortable during their visits, but she ensures that their visits and necessary paperwork are seamlessly processed. When Danielle is not working, she loves spending time with her three wonderful children, Kielynn, Brayden and Jacob. She enjoys being outdoors with her children, hiking, and spending time at the lake.
PT, DPTRead Bio
Cameron is a native of Western North Carolina, living in Waynesville most of his life. In 2019, he completed the Athletic Training Program, at Western Carolina University (WCU) and became a Certified Athletic Trainer. He then received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from WCU in 2022. He enjoys forming relationships with patients and being a crucial part in their journey to recovery. Cameron will always practice patient-centered care and strive to provide evidence based interventions in order to efficiently meet patient goals. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and being involved in his local church community.
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2022
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