Our Award Winning Team in Asheville

About Us

Breakthrough Performance and Wellness, providing physical therapy in Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina, is redefining the role of physical therapy in the lives of active people. We are an essential line of treatment to recover quickly and thoroughly from sprains, strains, and fractures, but we are much more than that. We believe that to live life fully and authentically, you need to feel good enough to go hiking, to climb mountains, to play sports and to reach new performance levels, and we can help you achieve that.

We understand that our clients are active people who want to enjoy the mountain lifestyle fully and not be hindered by lingering pain and weakness. In all of our procedures and practices, the needs of our clients are the priority and all our decision-making stems forward from that. To that end, we see our profession as not merely a reactive treatment to injuries that have already occurred, but as a means to sustaining an active lifestyle without recurring problems. Our client-centered approach fosters movement and optimization.

We are also certified in Dry Needling and have an excellent reputation for our success in treating sports injuries and providing sports conditioning. Our clinics are located within Inspire Personal Fitness at 554 Riverside Drive, Asheville and within Glenn Bridge Crossfit at 12 Glenn Willow Dr Unit 67, Arden. There is free parking and access to CrossFit equipment and even a grassy outdoor area as needed for exercise.  We believe that your full appointment should be spent under the care and guidance of your licensed and experienced Doctor of Physical Therapy, not being passed to an aide or technician five minutes into your visit.

Book an appointment or a free assessment with us to learn more how we can help you. We work in a Direct Access state, which means you can take advantage of our services with or without a doctor’s referral. All clients are furnished with itemized bills which can be submitted by them to their insurance provider, if their plan includes coverage.


We are committed and dedicated to our staff, patients, and our Asheville community.


To create and uphold an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, equality, and integrity from the ground up, as a unified team.


To provide an atmosphere of healing, trust, and empowerment to achieve optimal health and wellness, while generating results that you can feel.


To serve members of our local community by promoting collective health and wellness in order to foster connection amongst all individuals in our shared environment.

Providers and Wellness Team

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Dan Carmack

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Cert. DN, Cert. MMOA

Daniel Walden

PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. DN, Physical Therapist

Emma Gasinski


Jocelyn Taylor

PT, DPT, Pelvic Floor Therapist