Weaverville Location

Southeastern leads the way in occupational and physical therapy including treating injuries to the upper and lower body, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Lymphedema / Post Oncological care, neurological and vestibular issues, running and sport injuries, Pre & Post surgical rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Orofacial / TMJ disorders.  We have the experience and expertise to do the best job and get the results you deserve.  We look forward to working with you.

Our Weaverville location serves North Asheville, Woodfin, Weaverville, Mars Hill, Marshall, Madison and Yancey counties.

We bill all insurances in a clinical practice setting.

To schedule an appointment please call (828) 484-9415 or Fax (828) 484-9478

Weaverville Location:
59 Weaver Village Way
Weaverville, NC 28787
(behind ALDI)
Phone Number:
+ (828) 484-9415
Fax Number:
+ (828) 484-9478

Hours:
Mon – Wed: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

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Meet Our Team

Southeastern Physical Therapy Jennifer Vernon Western North Carolina

Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Southeastern Physical Therapy Brenden Pelletier Western North Carolina

Brenden Pelletier, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Cert DN
Physical Therapist

Southeastern Physical Therapy Maggie Lucas Western North Carolina

Maggie Lucas, PTA, FMT
Physical Therapist Assistant

Southeastern Physical Therapy Celeste Nicholson Western North Carolina

Celeste Nicholson, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Vanessa de la Vega, PT
Physical Therapist

Southeastern Physical Therapy Bryan Hoofnagle Western North Carolina

Bryan Hoofnagle, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Southeastern Physical Therapy Steve Manfred Western North Carolina

Steve Manfred, PT, MHA
Physical Therapist

Weaverville Location Specialties

  • Amputations, Orthotics, Footwear
  • Back Injuries
  • Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports (SCS)
  • Cervicogenic Headaches / Dizziness
  • Core Conditioning
  • Cupping
  • Dry Needle 1 & 2
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Fascial Movement Taping
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hand Specialist / Hand Therapy
  • Hip Injuries
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain Management
  • Neuro dx (CVA, Guillain-Barre Syndrome; MS; ALS; Parkinson’s, TBI)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation Management
  • Osteopathic Manual Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Post-Op Wound Management
  • Pre-Op Rehabilitation
  • Running Injuries
  • Post-Op Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Splints
  • Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation
  • STAR Program
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS)
  • Stroke-High Functioning
  • Temporomandibular Disorders / Orofacial Pain
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper Extremity Orthotics
  • Upper & Lower Extremity Injuries & Disorders
  • Weight Lifting Injuries
  • Workers Comp
Southeastern Physical Therapy Jennifer Vernon Western North Carolina Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist


A native of Asheville, NC, Jennifer graduated with high honors from Medical College of Georgia in 1985. Having practiced exclusively in the specialty of hand therapy for over 30 years, she has extensive experience with upper extremity orthotics, wound management and hand/upper extremity rehabilitation with a wide range of diagnoses from tendinitis, arthritis, complex surgeries to replants. In 1991, she successfully met the requirements for the inaugural hand therapy certification becoming one of the first Certified Hand Therapists in the USA. She does rehabilitative therapy with people of all ages who have had injuries, surgeries or other pathological conditions to their hands and arms with the purpose of restoring maximal functional and aesthetic outcomes. This includes therapeutic exercises, management of wound, scar, pain, swelling, weakness, dexterity as well as fabrication of custom upper extremity splints/orthoses. Jennifer also holds an undergraduate degree in social work and art, which is evident in her creativity and compassion for her patients.
Southeastern Physical Therapy Brenden Pelletier Western North Carolina Brenden Pelletier, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Cert DN
Physical Therapist


Brenden Pelletier PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS, earned his undergrad degree in Sports and Fitness from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Following graduation, Brenden became a certified strength and conditioning coach and worked with high school athletes in South Florida. Brenden then earned his clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2014. With a primary interest in orthopedics, Brenden went on to pursue a specialization by completing a yearlong residency program. Through this training, Brenden was exposed to many manual therapy techniques, participated in clinical mentorship, presented on relevant case studies, and has taken continuing education courses for advanced management of orthopedic conditions including cervicogenic headaches/dizziness, temporomandibular disorders/orofacial pain, and osteopathic manual therapy approaches.
Southeastern Physical Therapy Maggie Lucas Western North Carolina Maggie Lucas, PTA, FMT
Physical Therapist Assistant​


Maggie Lucas, PTA graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southwestern Community College with an A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant in the spring of 2014. Maggie also has a B.A. in Adventure Education from Prescott College in Arizona. In 2001, Maggie broke her back in a climbing accident, introducing her to the world of physical therapy. Her previous career background involves therapeutic wilderness and residential treatment programs for troubled youth in Arizona, Idaho, and North Carolina. Maggie is certified in Fascial Movement Taping by RockTape and is an Original Strength Certified Clinician. Maggie utilizes modalities such as cupping, IASTM, and kinesiotaping as adjuncts to exercise to get patients back to the activities they enjoy and love. A former collegiate runner, Maggie maintains an active lifestyle with weightlifting, trail running, walking, and parenting her two young children. Maggie believes that rehabilitation is a holistic process supported by nutrition, lifestyle, activity, and community support.
Southeastern Physical Therapy Celeste Nicholson Western North Carolina Celeste Nicholson, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Physical Therapist


Celeste Nicholson DPT, SCS, CSCS, has been a physical therapist for over 8 years. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she played Division 1 tennis as an undergrad. She started out working primarily with athletes at local schools. She is on of only 1,424 board certified physical therapy clinical specialists in sports (SCS) in the US. For the last 5 years she has enjoyed treating a wider age group of individuals who want to get back to an active lifestyle. In March 2015 she was awarded 1 st Favorite Find for Physical Therapist by The Tribune Weaverville for North Buncombe area. Celeste is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Vanessa de la Vega, PT
Physical Therapist


Vanessa de la Vega, PT – Vanessa has the expertise to help patients meet their goals and expectations. She has a B.S. Physical Therapy, M.A. Psychology and Counseling and Physical therapy certification in NDT and LSVT BIG.
Southeastern Physical Therapy Bryan Hoofnagle Western North Carolina Bryan Hoofnagle, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant


Bryan Hoofnagle, PTA, graduated from James Madison University with an Honors Bachelor degree in Anthropology. After an attempt at a full hike on the Appalachian Trail was cut short by a leg injury, he felt inspired to switch his studies to physical rehab and training. First completing a certification in myofascial release and balance at the Guild for Structural Integration. After running a successful practice, Bryan wanted to expand his knowledge-base. He then completed his degree as a PTA from Southwestern Community College, earning a 4.0 GPA. He holds further certifications in Fascial Movement Taping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He spends his free time trail running/hiking and has completed multiple 50 k trail races.

Southeastern Physical Therapy Steve Manfred Western North CarolinaSteve Manfred, PT, MHA
Physical Therapist

Steve Manfred, PT, MHA has lived in Asheville for 30 years. He is a 1996 graduate of the Winston-Salem State University Physical Therapy program. He also has a Masters in Hospital Administration degree from Duke University in 1980, previously working in that field and rehab administration for 14 years, and a Biology degree from Colgate University. He has extensive clinical rehab experience in several settings — primarily in outpatient orthopedic, but also hospital acute inpatient, long-term care and home health care. He treats the full range of orthopedic conditions, surgeries and injuries, but specializes in care for shoulder, low back, and joint replacements.