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What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About WildHawk Physical Therapy in Asheville, NC...

Scott Nelson

“Miracle Workers! Injured my core/back while kayaking. Gave me instant relief my first visit and coached me back to health through our one on one sessions. They even helped me discover the root of the problem and sent me with the cure to do at home. Fixed 5 years of chronic lower back pains. Wildhawk ROCKS!”

Bryan Gennett

“I saw the PT’s for several visits to help address my specific concerns for knee pain I had been experiencing for several months. A thorough evaluation lead to a quick and efficient treatment plan to address the underlying issues that were the cause of my symptoms. 5 stars over and over again. Highly recommended.”

G-Walker Performance

“Thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Wildhawk. Great guys, fantastic practitioners, and were able to get me back to lifting pain free!”

Allison Bruna


Emma Poodle

“I always have a great experience at Wild Hawk. The staff is knowledgeable and takes their time to go over every detail. I felt well taken care of. Highly recommend!”

Jessica Whaley

“I went to WildHawk PT after being in tremendous low back & SI joint pain for months. I was having trouble moving through everyday life and could hardly sleep, which was keeping me from working and doing any kind of physical activity. I had seen all sorts of professionals—massage therapists, acupuncturists, a chiropractor, even an orthopedic doctor, but none of that was helping, and I was beginning to feel very desperate and discouraged.”

“On my first visit to WildHawk PT, I was very impressed by their extensive knowledge and professionalism. The therapist took a lot of care to identify the issues that were causing the pain. I was so encouraged when I started to feel relief after that first visit. After four weeks of treatment and doing the prescribed daily exercises, the pain was almost gone completely! I am so grateful to WildHawk PT for helping me get my life back and empowering me to help myself too. I only wish I had gone to see them sooner!”

Chris Holochak

“I had a great experience with WildHawk! I had a high ankle sprain that was causing issues throughout my leg. The staff was thorough and truly cared about fixing my issue. I highly recommend!”

Robert McCloskey

“The Physical Therapists at WildHawk are experts who provide first-class, compassionate care. I highly recommend them!”

Lisa Pupkiewicz

“I went to help improve a chronic back problem. I was given the most thorough exam I have ever had. Using their simple App to remind me to do the exercises was extremely helpful. And the introduction of a simple support belt is a heaven send. I am now basically pain free. I highly recommend them!”

Rich Visnov

“Ryan Barragree is an amazing DPT. He treated me earlier this year for severe back and hip pain. His personal attention and commitment to my recovery was beyond my expectation. He provided hands-on manual therapy, spinal mobilization and manipulation, and a sport specific exercise regimen which got me back to pickleball, cycling, swimming and golf sooner than expected. Ryan personally following up on my progress on his own time, even after I was released from treatments. I highly recommend Wildhawk PT and Ryan.”

Carolyn Yaussy

“Christian is the best! I started seeing him after a severely dislocated shoulder left me in constant pain and unable to lift my arm above my waist. I was in that condition for two years after another PT was not able to help much. Christian’s knowledge, patience, and coaching restored my range of motion to nearly normal and significantly reduced my pain. This summer I was able to swim for the first time in 3 years – unthinkable (to me) when I first walked into his office. He gave me my arm back!”

Laura Langwell

“After experiencing hip and muscle pain on long walks and hikes for 5 months and having to slow my friends down so I could rest my hip, I went to my primary care doc who said I had bursitis and gave me a steroid shot. Nothing changed and I felt it got a lot worse. I found WildHawk PT and was very hesitant at first because I had never been to physical therapy before but the time they took with me to assess and figure out where my pain was coming from was amazing. The exercise program they gave me helped more than anything. Every time I go back for a treatment I get even more relief from the chronic pain. I am on my feet all day at work and I am feeling so much better. I will continue my treatments and my home exercise program and I just know I will be pain free very soon! Thank you so much for your attentiveness and professional atmosphere. Y’all rock!!”

Leticia Cordova

“I was very fortunate to have Christian as my PT! He is very knowledgeable, studies the origin of the pain/problem and comes up with the perfect plan. He knew just the right amount of work I needed to do when I came in with back pain. He helped me regain the ability I had before the injury and I was able to do the activities I like again. I would highly recommend his skills!”

Catherine B.

“Christian is extremely knowledgeable and his expertise and attention to detail , along with his ability to get to the root of the issue and formulate a plan is invaluable. As a massage therapist, I saw first hand the positive results he brought to improve the health of his clients. He makes a huge difference in their lives and I highly recommend him.”

Joseph Ciasullo

“Ryan was an amazing help. My whole time rehabbing my shoulder I felt hopeless with the way the doctor was handling it and my physical therapy was no better. Once Ryan worked with me I gained insight, hope, and finally some movement. This was in Florida with a large group. Glad to see him opening up his own thing in North Carolina but sad to watch him go. Highly recommend him and whatever he is on to next.”

Lachelle Spencer

“Ryan was my P.T a few years ago. He helped me to fully recover after I had Brostrom ankle surgery. Ryan was encouraging and upbeat in his work with me. It never mattered if the exercises and such that we were doing that day were painful or not (dry needling😲). Ryan was always able to find a way to make me smile or distract me from the pain. He was very professional, yet also very personable. I would definitely recommend Ryan.”

Anne Marie Sullivan

“Christian was the first physical therapist I saw after I had been seeing my previous PT for over 12 years. I knew I was in good hands when he made sure to look at my sciatica as a whole body issue instead of an isolated problem. I have seen him on and off since 2017 for a variety of issues (knee pain and migraines to name a couple) and his attention to detail and skills with soft tissue work and dry needling made a huge impact in my recovery. If you’re dealing with nagging injuries/pain, I would highly recommend Christian to help you get to the root cause and get relief.”

Stefanie Pupkiewicz

“I spent more than a decade being seen off and on for hip and shoulder pain. Prior visits to physical therapists didn’t improve my condition, and I assumed that the discomfort was just part of getting older. But, after an in-depth assessment by Christian and beginning PT exercises, I have had amazing improvement. My previous physical therapy visits usually involved a couple minutes of assessment at most. Christian spent time assessing my shoulder and hip to figure out what the problem really was and to give me the exercises to strengthen and improve them. I am continuing to see improvement not only in the pain itself but also in my running and weightlifting.”

Emily Goff

“Christian is great to work with! He helped me recover from an ACL surgery and I’m now able to do all of the activities that I was doing before I tore it. His knowledge of movement and encouragement definitely helped push me to a full recovery.”

Julie Moore

“Christian is extremely knowledgeable, fun, and an excellent therapist! He looks at the whole person to diagnose and isolate the root of the problem instead of just masking the symptoms. If other physical therapy has failed you in the past, Christian is the one to change things around for you!”

Melissa Krayca

“I have seen my fair share of therapists but Ryan has been the best. His dry needling skills really helped me. He is very knowledgeable and thorough as well as kind.”

Kim Sparks

“Christian healed a lingering 30-year-old hip injury that had never been treated but caused constant discomfort. Now I can lift heavy without pain!”

Tyler Zitka

“Christian is amazing to work with! He understands how to treat the real problems and not just the symptoms while making Physical Therapy knowledgeable and fun! Hands down the best PT to work with!”

G Van Land

“If you are having pain and want to try physical therapy – I highly recommend Christian Busch.

I was referred to Christian Busch for physical therapy in January 2020, and continued therapy with him through September 2020. I have an issue with scoliosis that has caused neck and back pain for a number of years. I have gone to physical therapy several times, but no one addressed the underlying issue of scoliosis.

Christian told me in our first session that he could not change the alignment of my spine – but he could strengthen and improve my muscles to help me sit, stand, and walk better – and reduce my pain.

I work remotely for a software company, and use a computer to get my work done. I have lots of ergonomic tools – a sit-stand desk and an ergonomic chair. But these tools alone were not reducing my back and neck pain.

Christian showed me how my posture (leaning to the right) was causing most of the issues. He gave me simple exercises that didn’t involve any expensive equipment that I could do at home. He printed out an example of every exercise, each with an illustration and clear instructions.

My husband has noticed a big difference, and tells me I’m sitting and standing much straighter. No more slumping to the right. And my back pain and neck pain have reduced considerably.

I want to thank Christian for the personal attention and support he gave to help me overcome my issues with scoliosis. Christian has the training and expertise to work on difficult issues. I recommend him highly.”

Tania Laveck

“I came to Ryan a few weeks ago in a desperate plea for help. I am very active with mountain biking, strength training and yoga and was inhibited in all 3 activities due to a combination of elbow tendonitis and rotator cuff pain in my right shoulder. The pain had gotten so bad, it was affecting not only my sport activities, but also many aspects other aspects of my life. Ryan’s knowledge and expertise allowed him to immediately develop a plan of attack for me which included special techniques of manual manipulation, targeting exercises and dry needling. I am so excited to share that after 6 weeks I have been able to gain significant strength in my right arm and back to doing all the things I love again, with little to no pain in my elbow or shoulder. Ryan was very patient to answer all my questions about the injuries and taught me many ways to strengthen and protect these joints in the future. I will recommend WildHawk PT to anyone who is struggling with chronic pain from injury or otherwise, these guys are great! Tania”

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