Meet The Team
Owners and Founders Ryan Barragree and Christian Busch opened WildHawk Physical Therapy in 2020. The two became friends while doctoral candidates at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. There, they learned they were both diehard sports fans: Ryan, a Kansas State Wildcat, and Christian, a Kansas Jayhawk. As Ryan and Christian envisioned the perfect name for their physical therapist-owned, private practice, WildHawk Physical Therapy was born.
WildHawk Physical Therapy is a locally owned practice that delivers the highest quality of care, driven by a patient’s specific needs and goals. With patient care always at the forefront, Ryan and Christian provide ample time and attention befitting the unique condition of each and every individual in their practice.
At WildHawk Physical Therapy our mission is to provide quality, individualized treatment with a one-on-one approach. Our goals for treatment include movement restoration, optimizing wellness and improving the health of our community.
Dr. Christian Busch
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
WildHawk Physical Therapy LLC, Owner and Founder
Christian Busch is a licensed physical therapist in the state of North Carolina.
Dr. Christian Busch received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS in 2015. Prior to graduate school he received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS in 2012. He has focused the majority of his career in outpatient orthopedics training under a clinical mentor while living in Arizona.
Christian has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2015. He has been designated a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2018 and a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) since 2021. He is a trained Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) through The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Christian also performs dry needling as a part of his skill set.
In Christian’s spare time he enjoys hiking with his wife Stef, walking his dogs, and drinking coffee.
Dr. Ryan Barragree
PT, DPT, OCS
WildHawk Physical Therapy, LLC Owner and Founder
Ryan Barragree is a licensed physical therapist in the state of North Carolina.
Dr. Ryan Barragree received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS in 2015. Prior to graduate school he received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS in 2011. He has focused the majority of his career in outpatient orthopedics from working in a hospital based outpatient setting to working as a travel physical therapist in several orthopedic clinics across the country including KS, FL, GA, and NC.
Ryan has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2018. He has been designated as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2020. Ryan is undergoing manual therapy certification training through NAIOMT. Ryan also performs dry needling as a part of his clinical skill set.
In Ryan’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Kari, two dogs Bear and Leo, as well as going hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, checking out new restaurants and breweries, and watching his favorite sports teams: Kansas State Wildcats, KC Chiefs, KC Royals, and Sporting KC.
Dr. Kari Barragree
PT, DPT specializing in Pelvic Health
Kari Barragree is a licensed physical therapist in the state of North Carolina.
Dr. Kari Barragree received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS in 2015. Prior to graduate school she received her B.A. in Psychology and Applied Physiology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 2012. She has worked as a traveling physical therapist across the country including MO, KS, FL, GA, and NC.
Kari is undergoing extensive continuing education through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and she specializes in treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction. She is passionate about helping women overcome bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction.
Kari was born and raised in Florida and is a lover of warm days spent on the water with family and friends! She loves cooking, walking/hiking with her dogs, and traveling with her husband!
Dr. Jackson Faught
PT, DPT, OCS
Jackson Faught is a licensed physical therapist in the state of North Carolina.
Dr. Jackson Faught received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC in 2020 – just an hour away from our East Asheville Clinic!
Prior to graduate school, in 2015 he received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University. He has spent all of his career in Orthopedic Physical Therapy receiving a clinical designation as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2022. He is currently pursuing further training as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.
When Jack is not at work, he likes to stay busy by running/hiking with his wife Gina (who is also a PT) around the Asheville Area. In addition to staying physically active, Jack is a musician and likes to play guitar with friends in the area.
One of the main reasons Jack has decided to stay in the Asheville area after graduate school is due to the abundance of great food & beverages this region has to offer.
If you’re looking for someone who is passionate about treating runners and who loves to chat about what Asheville has to offer, Jack is your guy.