Certified Lymphedema SpecialistLili 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.
Priscila Damazio Forte
PT, Pelvic Health & Lymphedema
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.
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.