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Amy

Amy Miles

Licensed Massage Therapist

Fascia Blasting

Bio

Amy is a native and a graduate of Center of Natural Massage here in Asheville. Her specialty is Fascia Blasting and Swedish Massage.  She has been fascia blasting for over three years with amazing results from reducing cellulite and sports injuries, hair regrowth, gained ROM, healing carpal tunnel and migraines, breaking up scar tissue, improved circulation, and removing wrinkles!  Included in the session is a medical grade infra red Sunlighten Sauna treatment that will heat your body up to get ready for Fascia Blasting and Swedish Massage to move fluid.  Clients are saying they feel 10 pounds lighter after their session with Amy.  If you need a jumpstart, then this is for you!
(Call/Text Amy for availability
(828) 200-3770)

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.

South Asheville Location

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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.

Click on the links provided for a four-part educational series as Priscilla gives you a better idea, and answers questions on, the signs leading to urinary/bowel urgency and infrequency in your child, as well as how to monitor these events.

https://youtu.be/XMYnEYz100I

https://youtu.be/kURAgijgPcU

https://youtu.be/eA3Yx3-QU3s

https://youtu.be/goiwfCr3Jf8

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.

Wendy

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.

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Amy Miles

Licensed Massage Therapist

Fascia Blasting

Bio

Amy is a native and a graduate of Center of Natural Massage here in Asheville. Her specialty is Fascia Blasting and Swedish Massage.  She has been fascia blasting for over three years with amazing results from reducing cellulite and sports injuries, hair regrowth, gained ROM, healing carpal tunnel and migraines, breaking up scar tissue, improved circulation, and removing wrinkles!  Included in the session is a medical grade infra red Sunlighten Sauna treatment that will heat your body up to get ready for Fascia Blasting and Swedish Massage to move fluid.  Clients are saying they feel 10 pounds lighter after their session with Amy.  If you need a jumpstart, then this is for you!
(Call/Text Amy for availability
(828) 200-3770)

Cecilia Pepera

Amy Miles

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.

Laura

Amy Miles

Licensed Massage Therapist

Fascia Blasting

Bio

Amy is a native and a graduate of Center of Natural Massage here in Asheville. Her specialty is Fascia Blasting and Swedish Massage.  She has been fascia blasting for over three years with amazing results from reducing cellulite and sports injuries, hair regrowth, gained ROM, healing carpal tunnel and migraines, breaking up scar tissue, improved circulation, and removing wrinkles!  Included in the session is a medical grade infra red Sunlighten Sauna treatment that will heat your body up to get ready for Fascia Blasting and Swedish Massage to move fluid.  Clients are saying they feel 10 pounds lighter after their session with Amy.  If you need a jumpstart, then this is for you!
(Call/Text Amy for availability
(828) 200-3770)

Orthopedics

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General Orthopedics

Sports injuries, joint pain, spinal disorders, work injuries, and more

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Treatable Conditions (including but not limited to):

  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle and Foot Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Weakness

Generally, any musculoskeletal-related pain issue affecting your everyday function can be treated by a physical therapist.

Physical Therapists are able to diagnose, manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as well as rehabilitate patients post orthopedic surgery.

Our therapists utilize joint mobilization/manipulation, strength training, and core stabilization routines as well as various modalities (electric stimulation, ultrasound, dry needling, hot packs and cold packs) to expedite recovery and improve overall well-being.

All of our physical therapy treatments are geared toward improving overall functional mobility and improving our patients' quality of life.

Crossfit/Lifting Injuries

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Crossfit/Lifting Injuries

Do you ever experience shoulder pain with snatches/jerks/overhead squats, back pain after doing deadlifts, knee pain during or after squatting, and or limited mobility with gymnastic drills?

If any of these sounds familiar to you or maybe you have a different concern, one of our certified lifting specialists can help you.  Seth, Jessica T.  and Caroline are level 1 USA Weightlifting Certified instructors

 

At Cornerstone Physical Therapy, our therapists have been trained in evaluating, diagnosing, and rehabilitating a wide array of injuries that can occur from participating in CrossFit and other weightlifting activities.

We offer one-on-one sessions with one of our lifting specialists to work with you to develop a plan of care based on your specific needs

Common  injuries treated:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Muscular Strains
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain

Any of there injuries can limit your ability to perform at optimal levels of performance. If you are not experiencing any pain but would have concerns regarding your form and technique then you can sign up for:

Crossfit/ Lifting Assessment Package:

1 Session $100

3 Sessions $250