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Courtney Cox

Licensed Massage Therapist

Courntey Cox LMBT

Bio

Courtney's passion for massage started at the young age of five.  She has enjoyed sharing this gift of touch with her family and friends growing up.  In 2000, she began her training in the Clinical Program at the Atlanta School of Massage.  Over the years Courtney has had the privilege to learn a variety of healing modalities in which she uses to support her clients in restoring vitality and wellness.  Some of her specialties include Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage, Pre and Post Partum massage, Foot Reflexology, Oncology Massage and more.  Courtney's focus is to use these therapeutic tools as a way to bring balance to the body so her clients leave feeling healthier and happier.

 

When Courtney has free time she enjoys being with her family & friends, cooking delicious and nutritious meals, learning new things, exercising and, of course, getting a massage!

 

Anna

Courtney Cox

Licensed Massage Therapist

Courntey Cox LMBT

Bio

Courtney's passion for massage started at the young age of five.  She has enjoyed sharing this gift of touch with her family and friends growing up.  In 2000, she began her training in the Clinical Program at the Atlanta School of Massage.  Over the years Courtney has had the privilege to learn a variety of healing modalities in which she uses to support her clients in restoring vitality and wellness.  Some of her specialties include Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage, Pre and Post Partum massage, Foot Reflexology, Oncology Massage and more.  Courtney's focus is to use these therapeutic tools as a way to bring balance to the body so her clients leave feeling healthier and happier.

 

When Courtney has free time she enjoys being with her family & friends, cooking delicious and nutritious meals, learning new things, exercising and, of course, getting a massage!

 

Haley Odle

Haley Odle

PT, DPT, FMS Orthopedics

Physical Therapist
haley@cornerstoneptnc.com

Haley

Bio

Haley was born and raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia where she pursued athletics and Sports Medicine from Virginia Intermont College. A long history of sports participation and various injuries sent Haley to Saint Augustine University, FL, to further her knowledge and career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. After graduation, Haley joined a travel physical therapy company and has been exploring the U.S. for the past 3 years with her partner, Nikki, and dog, Floyd.

Haley has taken various continuing education classes with focus in manual therapy, orthopedics, and pain science and is certified in Functional Movement Screen. Haley has a passion for treating an active community, from high-level athlete to weekend warrior, and feels that Asheville is a great place to do so.

Haley is excited to be back close to home and in the mountains. Outside of work, Haley enjoys traveling, hiking, camping and stays active in the CrossFit community. Most weekends are spent exploring a local brewery and taking her dog swimming in the closest body of water.

Amy

Courtney Cox

Licensed Massage Therapist

Courntey Cox LMBT

Bio

Courtney's passion for massage started at the young age of five.  She has enjoyed sharing this gift of touch with her family and friends growing up.  In 2000, she began her training in the Clinical Program at the Atlanta School of Massage.  Over the years Courtney has had the privilege to learn a variety of healing modalities in which she uses to support her clients in restoring vitality and wellness.  Some of her specialties include Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage, Pre and Post Partum massage, Foot Reflexology, Oncology Massage and more.  Courtney's focus is to use these therapeutic tools as a way to bring balance to the body so her clients leave feeling healthier and happier.

 

When Courtney has free time she enjoys being with her family & friends, cooking delicious and nutritious meals, learning new things, exercising and, of course, getting a massage!

 

Pediatric Bowel and Bladder Health

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Pediatric Bowel and Bladder Health

We often hear about urinary incontinence in adults or the elderly population, but did you know it can also happen to children? According to ICCS (International Children’s Continence Society) one in five otherwise healthy five-year-olds and one in seven school-age children are incontinent during the day or night.

There are a few causes for incontinence. It can be associated to psychological, environmental or due to part of the nervous system that controls the bladder not being mature yet. Even though children should gain full control over their bladder by the age of 5 this does not always happen.

Common dysfunctions of the bowel and bladder include:

 

  • Bladder overactivity- when the bladder contracts too much and the child might feel a sudden urge and incontinence can happen
  • Incoordination of the muscles of the pelvic floor- The muscles don’t completely relax when it’s time to urinate, which can lead to urine retention, urinary tract infections and even more serious problems like urine reflux to the kidneys.
  • Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) -can be found in 5-10% of children below the age of ten years. Although incontinence is not life-threatening, it is a terrible problem for the child because it can lead to low self-esteem and isolation. Even though the problem can go away with time it can take many years, but with Physical Therapy intervention it may resolve much faster.
  • Constipation- Found in 18-37% of children. It can impact negatively the child’s health causing symptoms like pain and bloating or even a strong urge to urinate (bladder being compressed by the full rectum). With time, constipation can even lead to a dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles and difficulty urinating.

Recognizing a dysfunction means asking specific questions to parents:

  • Does the child use the restroom less than 4x or more than 8x per day?
  • Does he/she wet the bed at night and is over the age of 5?
  • Does he/she ever have to cross legs or do a little “pee dance” to avoid urine loss on the way to the bathroom?
  • Do you see him/her having difficulty or pain defecating?

These could be signs that this child needs a visit to a Pediatric trained Physical Therapist.

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South Asheville Location

Treatable Conditions:

Bladder

  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary incontinence
    • Daytime wetting
    • Bed wetting
    • Giggle incontinence
    • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urinary retention
  • Dysfunctional voiding
  • Urinary urgency/ frequency

Bowel Dysfunction

  • Chronic Constipation
  • Painful defecation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fecal urgency/ frequency

Abdominal/ GI

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain

What You May Expect During Your Physical Therapy Session:

A pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation is very different from the evaluation you receive from your doctor. Physical therapists are experts in assessing muscular tone, strength, flexibility, and endurance, as well as the general health of the musculoskeletal system.

Our evaluation of your pelvic floor is very detailed and comprehensive, and the exam often includes an assessment of your back, hips, and any other region of your body that may be involved.

 

Why Choose Cornerstone Physical Therapy:

  • Skilled services in a safe, comfortable and private treatment environment
  • Excellent communication with your health care providers
  • Sound and knowledgeable advice and education about your condition
  • A comprehensive assessment and an individualized rehabilitation program
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Lili Dobbyn

Lili Dobbyn, PT

Certified Lymphedema Specialist

Lili Dobbyn

Lili Dobbyn, a Western NC native received her Physical Therapy degree at the UNC School of Medicine,
Division of Physical Therapy in 1993. Lili has been a practicing therapist in the Asheville area and
received her certification in Lymphedema Therapy from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in 2006. Lili
also incorporates manual techniques with her patients including Myofascial Release, Cranial-Sacral, and
deep tissue methods which are often used in combination for the best results. Lili believes that a
genuine feeling of compassion with a good sense of humor can go a long way in helping her patients
achieve the most successful outcome. When not practicing Physical Therapy, Lili spends time hiking,
swimming, and enjoying the beautiful mountains of Western NC.

Carly Johnson

CARLY JOHNSON, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Carly Johnson, PTA

Carly Johnson is a physical therapist assistant from Bristol, Virginia. She attended Wytheville Community College in Southwest Virginia. While working in Bristol she was able to gain experience with a diverse Orthopedic patient population and utilize Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy treatment principles. Since moving to Asheville she has been able to further pursue McKenzie training for the lumbar spine and intends to complete all McKenzie courses for the spine and extremities. When Carly is not in the clinic, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Havely

Courtney Cox

Licensed Massage Therapist

Courntey Cox LMBT

Bio

Courtney's passion for massage started at the young age of five.  She has enjoyed sharing this gift of touch with her family and friends growing up.  In 2000, she began her training in the Clinical Program at the Atlanta School of Massage.  Over the years Courtney has had the privilege to learn a variety of healing modalities in which she uses to support her clients in restoring vitality and wellness.  Some of her specialties include Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage, Pre and Post Partum massage, Foot Reflexology, Oncology Massage and more.  Courtney's focus is to use these therapeutic tools as a way to bring balance to the body so her clients leave feeling healthier and happier.

 

When Courtney has free time she enjoys being with her family & friends, cooking delicious and nutritious meals, learning new things, exercising and, of course, getting a massage!

 

Rudy Klaas

Courtney Cox

Licensed Massage Therapist

Courntey Cox LMBT

Bio

Courtney's passion for massage started at the young age of five.  She has enjoyed sharing this gift of touch with her family and friends growing up.  In 2000, she began her training in the Clinical Program at the Atlanta School of Massage.  Over the years Courtney has had the privilege to learn a variety of healing modalities in which she uses to support her clients in restoring vitality and wellness.  Some of her specialties include Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage, Pre and Post Partum massage, Foot Reflexology, Oncology Massage and more.  Courtney's focus is to use these therapeutic tools as a way to bring balance to the body so her clients leave feeling healthier and happier.

 

When Courtney has free time she enjoys being with her family & friends, cooking delicious and nutritious meals, learning new things, exercising and, of course, getting a massage!

 

Cecilia Pepera

Courtney Cox

Licensed Massage Therapist

Cecilia Pepera, PT

Certified Hand Therapist

Cecilia  has a way with people. Her knowledge of kinesiology, combined with 20 years’ experience as a physical therapist, makes her very effective with patients. She understands how the body moves, where it gets stuck, and how it heals.

She completed her graduate degree and Licensure in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver 1991, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from UC.

“I am passionate about helping patients regain their full function,” she says.

Cecilia’s specialties include Certified Hand Therapy, Pediatrics, treating Orthopedic and Neurological conditions, and Sports Rehabilitation.

Cecilia spent her first years as a PT in a position in the Front Range Out Patient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine Clinic.  She worked extensively with employees of truck delivery companies such as UPS and with post Motor Vehicle Accident patients to get them successfully back to work without limitations from injury.

In the mid 90’s she worked as a Traveling Therapist including extensive work with pediatric population while working in rural Georgia.

In 1997, she joined the staff of an outpatient clinic in Tallahassee, Florida, where she acquired the 4000 hrs of direct practice experience in Upper Extremity Therapy required to sit for the National Exam & became credentialed as a Certified Hand Therapist (defined as “art & science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow & shoulder joint”).  As a Certified Hand therapist (CHT), Cecilia has had extensive experience treating the hand and upper extremity, and has passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. She has worked extensively with neurological and orthopedic conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

In the spring of 2000, she returned to the mountains and her original PT passion: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

"I have spent the past 11 years doing what I love, and working with other therapists I love and respect greatly. As Melinda Halford and my patient’s can attest, I am a huge proponent of patient education.  My goal is to help patients understand their symptom origin & give them the tools to reclaim their function, their pain-free lifestyle.

"During my early years of practicing in various settings, I was reminded repeatedly that I cannot effectively treat a patient if I am only treating the injured body part.  We are all whole beings and individuals. There are no cookbook treatment approaches that work for every shoulder injury or ankle sprain.  It is my job to help each individual regain his or her full functional potential & over the years I’ve developed an eclectic, evidence based approach as a means to that end."

One of Cecilia’s patients tells us “Cecilia was the reason I got the treatment I needed for my elbow.  I had been to many other medical professionals who told me nothing was wrong. Cecilia spent the time with me to really diagnose my problem and helped me get the treatment I needed. I have been to other PTs and have never had someone who was such an advocate for me. I will always choose Cornerstone PT and Cecilia for any needed therapy. "

Cecilia is an avid runner, road biker and enjoys camping and adventure traveling with her husband and son.