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
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.
Celeste Nicholson, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
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, DPT
Vanessa de la Vega, PT, DPT – Vanessa has the expertise to help patients meet their goals and expectations.
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.
Gail Davis, OTL, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist
Gail graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994. Her immediate goal was to become a Certified Hand Therapist and upon completing the required 5 years of experience in hand therapy she took the exam and became certified. She was director of Hand Therapy in Houston Texas for the nations largest therapy organization specializing in workers compensation. Gail is certified in the treatment of lymphedema and was an annual guest lecturer at the Texas Women’s University Hand Fellowship on edema (swelling) of the upper extremity. Upon returning home to the Carolinas she worked in out patient hand therapy until she retired. When the retirement of several hand therapists caused a local shortage she came out of retirement to fill the need in Weaverville.
Maggie Parker, PT, DPT
Dr. Maggie Parker, PT, DPT is a 2014 graduate of UNC- Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a concentration in Sports Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018 from Elon University. Her interests in physical therapy include orthopedics and manual therapy. Maggie is an Asheville native and is happy to return home to the mountains. In her free time, Maggie enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, and enjoying the local restaurant scene.