South Asheville

Laura

Laura Kraich Scott

PT, DPT, LSVT-cc, staff pelvic health therapist

Laura Kraich Scott

Bio

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.

Priscila

Priscila Damazio Forte

PT, Pelvic Health & Lymphedema

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Bio

Priscila was born and raised in the beautiful country of Brazil. She graduated from Estacio de Sa University with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2008. Still during PT school, after studying the effects of physical therapy on incontinent women, Priscila instantly found her passion for pelvic health. She decided to continue her studies at Brazilian Center of Systemic Studies School and received her Post-graduate degree in Urogynecology with a specialist certification in 2010.
Priscila dedicated many years working with pelvic and sexual disorders and uropediatric rehabilitation at outpatient clinics and home health. Over the past years, she completed several continuing education courses, including Uropediatric rehabilitation, Pelvic Oncology, Pelvic Kinesiology, as well as being a certified Lymphedema therapist and Pilates instructor. In 2017, she and her husband decided to take on a new challenge and moved to the U.S. Outside of the clinic, Priscila enjoys to sing, dance ballet, exercise, play piano and serve with her husband at their church. She has chosen friendly Asheville as a place to call home.

Ashley

Laura Kraich Scott

PT, DPT, LSVT-cc, staff pelvic health therapist

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Bio

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.

Sonya

Sonya Anderson

PT, DPT, Orthopedics, TMD

email@cornerstoneptnc.com

Sonya

Bio

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

Seth Fibraio

PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, CMTPT, CCTT, CEO
seth.fibraio@cornerstoneptnc.com

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Bio

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.

Rachel

Rachel Shumate

PT, DPT, Orthopedics

Rachel

Bio

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.

Jessica G.

Jess Grochowsky

PT, DPT, MTC, CLT, CMTPT, Clinical Director, Orthopedic & Lymphedema Specialist
jess@cornerstoneptnc.com

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Bio

Jessica graduated from Stetson University with her Bachelor's in Rehabilitative Studies in 2006 and completed her graduate work at the University of St. Augustine and earned a doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010.

Her continued education includes advanced certification in Manual Therapy through the University of St. Augustine in 2012. She then became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in 2014, and in 2017 finished her certification in Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars. Additionally, she has taken continuing education courses in the treatment of vestibular disorders, spine-related dysfunction, sacroiliac join dysfunction and extremity dysfunction.

At Cornerstone Physical Therapy, Jessica treats an orthopedic population and also runs the Post Oncological program. This includes but is not limited to treatment of lymphedema, myofascial pain syndrome post mastectomy or lumpectomy, postural syndrome, balance disorder associated with peripheral neuropathy following chemotherapy or long duration of immobility, scar tissue restriction, as well as tension headaches.

Doug

Doug Daniel

PT, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert.DN, Orthopedics & Running Assessment
doug@cornerstoneptnc.com

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Bio

Doug earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2011. He specializes in the treatment of individuals with pain, movement-related disorders, and running injuries.

He is amazed by the adaptability of the human body and believes in physical therapy. He has an ardent interest in evidence-based practice and utilizes current evidence to inform his reasoning. Specific topics that he has focused on include: the evidence-based treatment of: neck and lower back pain; running gait assessment and re-training; tendinopathy, to include Achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, and hamstring tendinopathy; headaches, and the related research on physical therapy intervention; and pain neuroscience, and its practical application for patients.

He is certified in spinal manipulative therapy and dry needling.

Doug and his wife love the outdoors and exploring. They love hiking and running and enjoying the beauty of North Carolina!