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.
Physical Therapist AssistantCarly 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.
Laura Kraich Scott
PT, DPT, LSVT-cc, staff pelvic health therapist
Dr. Scott and her husband Zac have recently relocated to Arden, NC from the Greensboro area to live closer to family and the mountains. Laura and Zac enjoy exercising and philosophizing in the glorious Appalachian Mountains with their shepherd mix Indiana. She is a graduate of Oglethorpe Univ (Atlanta, GA) with BA in International Studies and minors in Spanish and French language; she studied abroad at Den Haag (Nederlands) in European studies. Laura is originally from sunny Fl in South Miami, ballet- trained in Orlando, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC with international training and competition credits. Dr. Scott brings a prior career in both classical ballet and ballroom, with professional credits including Fred Astaire dance studio (Durham, NC), Club Med Turkoise (Turks and Caicos Is), Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Atlanta, GA).
When she decided on a career change to Physical Therapy she attended East Carolina University’s Allied Health department and earned her doctorate in PT with an emphasis on sports performance and performing arts. She began her career with Performance Rehabilitation in Sanford, NC as an orthopedic PT that treated a broad caseload and was able to utilize her proficiency in Spanish to treat bilingually with needed. Also, at Performance Rehabilitation, Laura specialized in LSVT Big to treat gait deficits for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Laura has now progressed her continuing education through Herman and Wallace to include treatment of individuals with pelvic health related dysfunction. She has now become an integral member of the pelvic health department at Cornerstone Physical Therapy and provides a wholistic approach to her treatment plan. She incorporates her movement and training background into her pelvic treatments drawing inspiration and influence from Pilates, Vaganova, Janda, Feldenkrais, vinyasa yoga, among other masters.
PT, DPT, CYT
Hanna Trinite is a Texas native who arrived in Asheville by way of Washington D.C. She studied Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University and worked as a statistical analyst by day and, after getting stir crazy at a desk, she became a personal trainer by night. Her passion for exercise redirected her career course and she went back to graduate school at the George Washington University to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Hanna has since worked with people of all ages with various orthopedic conditions but also has a love for working with people with Parkinson’s Disease to improve their movement and quality of life.
She became increasingly interested in pelvic health and treating pelvic floor dysfunctions when she was expecting her first child. Since then Hanna has completed courses through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is so excited to be part of this incredibly important and ever-growing area of care. She now specializes in the treatment of adults and pediatrics with bowel and bladder problems.
In addition to being a certified Yoga instructor, Hanna has dabbled in many areas of fitness including aerial silks, rock climbing, CrossFit, Spinning, and she has completed half marathons and triathlons. She truly loves them all as they have given her the mental fortitude and physical stamina to wrangle both her toddler and her yellow Labrador mix Jalapeño.
Sonya Anderson graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree and then from Armstrong State University in 2013 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. During her time in school and at clinical placements, she became interested in orthopedics. She practiced physical therapy for 3 years in New York State at a privately owned orthopedic clinic. After deciding to move to better weather, she began working at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in December 2016. She has continued her interest in orthopedics and is developing a focus on the cervical spine and temporomandibular joint.
When she is not treating her patients Sonya is exploring the Asheville area and surrounding parks, travelling, and reading.
Seth graduated from Richard Stockton College in May 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He continued his studies at the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences where he graduated in 2001 with a Master of Physical Therapy Degree. In June 2001, Seth attained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification and has utilized this to work on different sports injuries. He attained his Manual Therapy Certification through the University of Saint Augustine in June 2003 and he attained his Clinical Doctoral Degree in 2012 with an emphasis in Orofacial Pain.
Seth is also certified as a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics. Seth is one of 55 PT's in the country with the CCTT certification, which requires over 2,000 clinical hours in treatment of cervical spine disorders, TMD, and headaches.
Over the past 16 years, Seth has completed numerous continuing education courses, including courses taught on the treatment of TMJ, craniofacial pain, migraine headache disorders, fibromyalgia pain management, manual therapy, spinal disorders, and dry needling. Seth has been a guest lecturer at Western Carolina University and given several public lectures for local establishments including REI, Biltmore Forest Country Club, and the Buncombe County Dental Society. Seth has recently completed a revision of 2 chapters (masseter and anterior cervical spine muscles) in the 3rd edition of the Janet Travel: Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction The Trigger Point Manual (link) and is projected to be published later in 2018.
Seth enjoys working out, competing in local Crossfit competitions and spending time with his wife Melinda and three children, Leah, Elena and Seth.
PT, DPT, Orthopedics
Rachel, an Asheville native, is somewhat of a professional student. With 14 years of college education every semester, she gained a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photojournalism and Spanish. After owning her own photography business and working with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Bobcats (Hornets), she started teaching Spanish to middle school students and obtained her teaching license. She taught for 5 years, while working on pre-requisites for physical therapy school, and later attended Western Carolina University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. She chose physical therapy as a career because it combines her love for teaching, creativity and healthy living. Rachel previously worked at Cornerstone as a physical therapy aide while she was obtaining her doctorate.
When Rachel is out of the clinic, she loves repurposing old furniture, decorating, exercising, hiking, photographing nature, traveling and hanging out with her 3 pups and husband.
PT, DPT, CMTPT, Orthopedics, Lifting Injuries, Crossfit Injuries
Caroline Grady is from Alexandria, VA and attended the College of William & Mary where she majored in Kinesiology. After traveling out west on a cross-country cycling trip, Caroline attended the University of Colorado to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. After exploring the mountains in Colorado, Caroline is happy to be back on the east coast and closer to her family. She has coached gymnastics for over 7 years and recently became more involved with CrossFit. Caroline enjoys being able to apply her gymnastics and CrossFit experience to her patients. While not working, Caroline enjoys spending time outdoors, especially cycling and hiking, and exploring breweries and restaurants in Asheville.