Michael A.


Physical Therapist Assistant

Michael A. is a physical therapist assistant at the Asheville, NC clinic on Southside Ave. He joined Pivot Physical Therapy in 2016. Prior to that, he worked at Mountain Physical Therapy Inc., at the same location for 8 years. Michael has experience working with a variety of orthopedic issues and has completed Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy’s 8 month “Specialization in Orthopaedics” course for PTAs. He has particular interest in all shoulder issues, core stability, efficient movement patterns, and body mechanics training. Michael is a former licensed massage therapist and uses manual therapy when appropriate especially related to active trigger point therapy treatments.

Michael earned a biology degree from Iowa State University, in 1993. He returned to school attending South College – Asheville for his PTA training in 2009, after many years working with youth as an outdoor educator.

Michael enjoys being active outside with his family and dog, exploring the mountains and streams of Western North Carolina.