Family Owned, Community Involved
History Of The Clinic
Seth and Melinda Fibraio opened their first physical therapy clinic in December 2003 in Tranquility, New Jersey. About two years later, they opened a second clinic not too far away in Clark, New Jersey. While the pair loved living near family and New York City, they found the fast-paced environment of New Jersey not ideal for how they wanted to raise their family. In addition, their desire to have a patient-centered practice was a challenge given the overall health care environment of New Jersey. After two years of careful consideration and prayer they decided to take a leap of faith and move to Asheville. The Fibraio’s found the family-friendly environment of Asheville best suited their family’s needs. The city’s proclivity for natural, holistic approaches to health was also a perfect fit.
After moving from New Jersey to North Carolina, Seth and his wife, Melinda, opened the doors of Cornerstone Physical Therapy in May 2008. The first couple of months while slow allowed them the opportunity to get a solid feel for the community’s needs and build a practice that would fill the void. Over time the business grew as people gave Seth and eventually the other therapists the opportunity to show what they do differently from the other clinics in the area. Since its inception, the clinic has added 13 highly-skilled therapists and helped thousands of patients. Not only are we drawing patients from the WNC area, but also from upstate SC and northeast GA because of our sub-specialties.
In early 2013, Cornerstone opened its Wellness Clinic just steps from the first office. The wellness clinic currently offers massage therapy, pelvic health, and lymphedema treatment.
In 2016, Cornerstone opened their second location in North Asheville near Beaver Lake. This office treats general orthopedic conditions, as well as lifting, CrossFit, and other sports injuries. This facility is unique, as it has a full Olympic lifting rig and gear, which allows the therapist to work on issues in the gym while in the clinic.