Mary is an Asheville native. She received her B.A. in Spanish and Biology from Appalachian State University and then her doctorate degree from Western Carolina University in physical therapy. Ever since high school, Mary has had the desire to work in the rehabilitation arena, with a special interest in those recovering from neurological conditions. New interests arose over time, including that of pelvic health. Mary has her certification in LSVT BIG, Otago Exercise Program, APTA-Section on Women’s Health levels I-III, Myopain Seminars dry needling level I, and continues her education with upcoming courses in manual therapy. She enjoys working with individuals suffering from various orthopedic, pelvic health, and neurological conditions.
Apart from work, Mary loves salsa dancing, hiking, exercising, being active in her church, spending time with her family and friends, playing with her Husky/Great Pyrenees dog Niña Mía, learning new things, and traveling when she has the chance. Mary is thrilled to practice in her own hometown, serving a community that she loves.
Jessica Tripp grew up in Greenville, NC where she attended East Carolina University. She received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology in 2009 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2012.
Since graduation, Jessica has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting rehabilitating the general population. A more recent focus of hers’ is the rehabilitation of the cross-fit athlete. Jessica received her USA Power Lifting Certification in January 2016 and is in the process of completing her Sports Manual Therapy Certification. Jessica also has taken continuing education courses in dry needling, running injuries, and rehabilitation of the athlete.
Outside of work, Jessica loves spending time with her husband, Marty, daughter, Amelie, and her two french Bulldogs, Winston and Oliver. Her other passions include weight lifting, running, occasional scuba diving, and hitting up the local Asheville spots with friends.
Brad Basch grew up outside of Orlando, Florida before attending the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Health Science degree. He then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University. While at Duke, he acquired a special interest in dizziness and balance disorders and has since completed the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Course at Emory University. Over the past few years Brad has completed numerous courses focusing on the treatment of the TMJ, neck, headaches, and post-concussion syndrome. When Brad is not in the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing soccer, running, hiking, and watching his hometown sports teams.
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.
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 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!
PT, 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.