Our Story

With nearly 70 years of combined experience in Physical Therapy, we have seen a lot of bodies.

Some are young, active, and fit, suffering from inappropriate training technique, or recovering from surgery. They need a quick recovery and guidance for further injury prevention.

At the other end of the spectrum are those aging adults who are fighting a decline in strength, stamina, balance, or just functional mobility and are just looking to maintain independence in normal daily activities.

In the middle is everyone else: those struggling with pain, weakness, postural imbalances, repetitive movement strains, and excessive weight.

After working in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics, our director founded Physical Therapy of Leicester in 2003. We provided diagnostic & corrective treatments, along with strength & functional movement retraining for problems of all types.

Seven years later our treatment successes grew the demand for our services beyond our capacity. This is when the dream started. 

The Dream: To build a one-of-a-kind fitness, aquatics, & wellness center, one that combined western medicine (modern, evidence-based) therapies AND eastern medicine traditions PLUS a functional fitness center focused not just on cross-fitness training, but education. This center would staff experts in wellness treatments, manual therapies, therapeutic modalities, and functional movement / fitness, providing guidance for all ages and levels of fitness experience. 

The Reality: A custom-designed, 6,700 sq. ft. green-built facility providing personalized therapy & cross-fitness training, expert wellness treatments, and empowering, injury-preventing education & guided exercise for all fitness levels. In November of 2012 we opened our holistic, fun, non-threatening health & wellness center focused on changing the lives of its patients, clients, & members. 

Our Mission: To provide highly skilled, personalized therapy, fitness, and wellness services with a holistic, whole body approach in a safe, motivational, and empowering environment.

Our Goal: To create a life-long, life-changing relationship between the services we provide and the member / client.

 

I am very proud of this facility and the incredible team of people we have.

Damon Rouse, PT, MPT, OCS
Founder/director of Asheville Family Fitness & Physical Therapy