group of certified therapists
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We are a dedicated group of certified therapists and rehabilitation specialists who strive to help you achieve your personal mobility goals. We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and cardiac rehab services.
At Ashe Memorial Hospital, you will begin your rehab journey with a personal, 1-on-1 evaluation to get an overview of your individual needs. We will then custom tailor a rehab program to your current condition, goals and aspirations to help you perform at your highest level.
Rehabilitation Services Offerings Include:
General orthopedic care: back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot
Post joint replacement rehab
Neuro: Post CVA, TBI and Parkinson's
Gait and balance dysfunction
General weakness/functional training
Modified Barium swallow studies
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Dustin Absher, PT
Dustin is an Ashe County native who currently lives in West Jefferson with his wife Katie Absher and their daughter Hattie Absher. Dustin is a huge sports fan and loves being outdoors. Aside from work as Director of Rehabilitative Services at Ashe Memorial, he works closely with the athletes on the Gold and Red basketball teams at Oak Hill Academy, volunteers for the Varsity Huskies football team on Friday nights, and is a volunteer assistant coach for the Varsity Huskies baseball team.
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise and Sport Science
Emory & Henry College, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Sports Physical Therapy
Athletic Performance TrainingDr. Judith Saas, PT, CLT/MLD, ACSM
Judy Saas-Senter moved to the mountains in 2013 and is married to Ashe native Travis Senter. She and her husband currently reside in Ashe County with their daughter. She enjoys staying active and is passionate about family, yoga, light running, golf and aquatic activities. You can often find her in the gym, play-time with her daughter, hiking, yoga studio, on the river, gardening, cooking or skiing. Judy loves being a part of the community, whether that is at the farmers market, showing up at a local 5k, volunteering with a race, community events or volunteering at Heart of the Husky. She believes in a well-balanced life style and hopes to help patients find a balance that works for them. In doing so she tries to stay current with the latest research and takes a variety of continuing education in hopes to provide her community with a well-rounded treatment that they would also receive at large hospital systems.
University of NC at Greensboro, Bachelor of Sciences in Exercise Sports Science and Dietary, 2005.
Elon University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2011.
Return to Sport
Women's Health (Pelvic Floor Level 1)
Whole body awarenessDr. Seth McGrady, PT
Seth is a native of Ashe County, NC. He and his wife Caitlin McGrady currently live in West Jefferson, NC. Seth loves spending time with his family and friends and enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, sports and being outdoors.
East Tennessee State University
- Bachelor of Exercise Science, 2015
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2018
Pain Neuroscience Education
Back PainBill Mohr, PT
Bill brings over 40 years of experience to Ashe Memorial Hospital as a Physical Therapist. Bill has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedic settings. He currently resides in Blowing Rock, NC with his wife Tanga and has two daughters, one in Asheville, NC and the other lives in Victor, ID. Bill enjoys running, spending time at the beach with family, visiting his daughters and hiking.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Physical Therapy Certificate, 1979.
Ohio University, Athens, OH
- Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1979.
Neurodynamics, Pain Management
Manual Therapy, Myofascial Mobilization
Treatment of the Neck and Shoulder Complex
Myokinesthetic System, Upper Body
Tai Chi, Chi Kung ExerciseMarc Boston - Clinical Exercise Physiologist, ACSM, CEP, EP
Marc was born and grew up in Morganton, NC. He moved to Ashe County after graduating from Appalachian in 2012. Marc currently lives in Jefferson, NC along with his wife and two daughters Harper and Emryn Boston. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, golfing, exercising and wood working. Marc can often be seen in the community at the Ashe County Heart Walk.
Appalachian State University
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Cardiac Rehab, 2011
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary DiseaseBrian Ulrich, PT
Tamara Bigner, OT
Janet Edsell, ST
Bill Coggin, PTA