FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers in Brevard, NC is unlike any therapy center you’ve been to before. Our highly skilled, compassionate team of physical therapists are 100% focused on achieving optimal health and wellness for you so you can get back to living the life you enjoy.
Dawn Rouse Owner, PT, CWT, CMTPT, CWC
Dawn is a native of Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans in 1989 with a BS in PT. She was an athletic trainer for LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years prior. Upon graduation, Dawn’s first job was in Nashville, TN, where she acquired many manual therapy skills, and received guidance and encouragement regsrding the business aspects of physical therapy. Dawn started her first private practice in Louisiana providing therapy to underserved children in rural areas.
She loves the mountains and decided to move to Brevard where she was encouraged by a physician to open Perfect Balance Physical Therapy in 2003. Specializing in outpatient orthopedics and womens health, she expanded her practice to Asheville in 2012. She is a member of the Orthopedic, Women’s Health, Aquatic and Private Practice sections of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as a member of the Independent Private Practice Group of NC And SC. She also serves on the board of South College of Asheville"s Physical therapy program.
In October 2011, Dawn was one of the first therapists in the state of North Carolina to be certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. She's also a certified weight trainer and wellness coach. Dawn decided to join Fyzical Therapy & Balance centers in 2017 to increase the resources that would be available to her staff and patients while maintaining 100% ownership. Currently she is serving on the Franchise Advisory Council assisting nearly 350 clinics.
Dawn is active in the Asheville and Brevard communities, served on the board of Rise and Shine’s afterschool program and supports the United Way.
She enjoys hiking and biking with her partner and playing with her two Bichon Frises (Maya and Bella). Dawn feels blessed with wonderful employees, referring physicians and patients who she feels have become her family. Her favorite saying, which was printed on her first homemade brochure, is “for it is in giving that we shall receive.” Though the quote is no longer on her brochures, one can feel it when they visit each of the Fyzical locations.
Kristen Murphy DPT
Kristen Murphy joined the team in 2014 after graduating with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University. She has pursued education in the treatment of pelvic health concerns for both men and women, addressing all aspects of care from bowel and bladder to pain. She has a special interest in treating postpartum mom's and sexual dysfunction. She loves living in the mountains having grown up in northern Indiana. She enjoys reading, cooking (but really eating), and spending time with her husband, Sean outdoors.
Robbie Mann DPT Certified in Dry Needling
Dr. Robbie Mann earned his doctorate of physical therapy from East Tennessee State University where he served as the Class Vice President. His physical therapy special interests include orthopedics, spine, balance, foot-ankle, and post-operative care. His treatments include a variety of manual therapy techniques as well as unique exercise designed to target patient's impairments in order to optimize their function and mobility. He is certified in dry needling, a technique used to relieve muscular pain caused by trigger points or muscle "knots".
In his free time, Robbie sings with his church choir, plays disc golf and enjoys skiing, fishing, kayaking, tennis and playing guitar. He lives in Hendersonville with his wife, Rachel, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Fido.
Karen Milazzo OT
Wendy Medina-Haas PTA
Wendy Medina-Haas attended South College of Asheville for her Physical Therapist Assistant degree. She has been practicing since 2013 with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers. She enjoys working with all age groups and people of all backgrounds. Wendy has a special interest in orthopedics with a focus on a manual approach to back, hip, and knee injuries, in addition to post operative rehabilitation, core/pelvic stabilization, aquatic therapy, osteoporosis bone health and balance dysfunction.
Wendy’s main focus is on treating the whole person and tailoring treatments to include task specific functional strengthening as well as using manual techniques to restore mobility, stability, and decrease pain. Helping patients succeed and achieve their goals, brings her great personal satisfaction.
Wendy has enjoyed the Western North Carolina mountains with its hiking, kayaking, music and art festivals.
Lauren Case PTA
Lauren Case is a mother of three, she enjoys hiking, biking, pickleball, chocolate, and coffee. Lauren is an active member of her church and volunteers in various capacities. She graduated from SouthWestern Community College with her degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. She has background experience in social work and medical assisting, Lauren finds physical therapy to be a perfect partner to the skill set she brings to Team Fyzical as she has a fascination with neurological therapy and notably enjoys working with vestibular patients amongst other areas. Lauren is a great team member here at Fyzical and looks forward to serving the community in which she lives.
Tom Sharkey PTA
Tom Sharkey is originally from Delaware where he achieved his degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2005. He has worked primarily in an outpatient setting working with a wide variety of patients including post operative, sports injuries, back pain and balance. He has lived in North Carolina for 11 years and has worked for Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers since 2014. Tom has also pursued continuing education to expand his manual skills and knowledge of how the body moves, including injury prevention and rehab in athletes and runners. Tom enjoys helping people of all ages return to living healthy, active lifestyles.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his partner, Cindy, and his 2 dogs, a Beagle named Daisy and a miniature Dachshund named Grady. Tom is an avid runner who trains and competes at ultra marathon distances and loves exploring the trails of western North Carolina.
Jimmy Burger Personal Trainer
Jimmy Burger is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine
(NASM) at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers in Brevard. Jimmy has been involved with fitness from the early age of six, when he was introduced to the sport of baseball. This ultimately led to his fascination within fitness and since then, has been practicing health and wellness to reach the highest level of achievement. Since attaining his certification, Jimmy has formed a passion for ultimately helping others achieve their fitness goals. In order to do so, Jimmy goes above and beyond other trainers, by use of the extensive research that he puts forth into each client based on their physical goals and tailors it to best suit their individual and unique needs and goals. Jimmy originates from Florida, he and his girlfriend moved to the Asheville area in 2018 along with their newly adopted cat fur babies, Astro and Stout, and soon to be black lab, Raymond. JImmy looks forward to helping the community reach their goals on their journey to a healthy lifestyle.
Melissa Moore CCS
Melissa is a native of Transylvania County and lives in Lake Toxaway with her husband. She enjoys spending her free time volunteering at various non profit organizations in the community. Melissa has over 15 years of management and customer relations experience. She has worked as a Client Care Specialist with Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center since July 2018. Our team strives to create a professional, welcoming, and comfortable environment for our patients. It is wonderful working for a company that provides one-on-one approach to treatment to help our patients achieve a better quality of life.
Casey Duncan CCS
Casey Duncan is a native of Western North Carolina and currently lives in Brevard with her boyfriend and their cat, Charlie. Casey has her Bachelors in Business Administration where she concentrated in Marketing Communications. She joined our team as a client care specialist in early 2019. She hopes to grow with the organization and put her degree to good use here. She volunteers each summer at Camp Funshine, a day camp for special needs individuals. Casey has a passion for working with those who have special needs. When she isn’t working, Casey loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Brittany Mitchell Rehab Tech
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Jack Shade Rehab Tech
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