Our vision has been to create a Balance & Vestibular Center that provides the kind of quality patients deserve.
It's been several years in the making and now it's a reality.
The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center is now open!
We specialize in treating patients with balance issues, dizziness, concussions, and vertigo.
Learn more about it by going to the Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center website.
Join Dr. Kim Fox, DPT, Advanced Vestibular Therapist on Thursday, May 28th from 2:15pm to 3:00pm at the Cheshire Fitness Club for part II of the balance testing. Note that testing is not required to come to this seminar. You'll learn the secrets to better balance, how walking speed correlates to life longevity, important exercises to prevent falls, and an opportunity to get answers to your questions! Reservations are not necessary, but seating is limited, so get your seat early! Come join us, Western Carolina Physical Therapy for this special event.
5/29/2015 Follow Up Notice
The seminar was a big hit with everyone. It was fun, interactive, and worth the time to attend. If you were not able to attend, but were curious to know what your walking speeds says about your life longevity, here is a link to the article for you to read. What Walking Speed Says About Longevity Of Life
Are you or someone you know a fall risk? Take advantage of this free opportunity and prevent a fall before it happens. Navigate a series of testing stations and talk with experts about your health. Join Dr. Kim Fox, DPT from Western Carolina Physical Therapy on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 from 2pm - 4pm at the Cheshire Fitness Club. This is a free community event open to the public, but spots are limited. Stop by the front desk of the Cheshire Fitness Club and sign up or call 664-0400 to reserve your spot!
There are just a few days left to make your vote heard in the 2015 Best of WNC. If you appreciate our therapists as much as we appreciate you, please take the time to vote for us! Go to the Mountain Express Best of WNC and enter the name of your favorite physical therapist. Voting for any of our therapists will highlight Western Carolina Physical Therapy. Thank you for your vote! We appreciate it!
We are pleased to be a participating business and sponsor in the 20th Annual Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series in Black Mountain, NC. Join us every Thursday evening at 7pm beginning June 25th through August 13th. For more details, visit the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks online at https://bmrp.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/SpecialEvents/tabid/1673/Default.aspx
June 25th – Crooked Pine (Old Time & Bluegrass)July 2nd – The House Band (Classic Top Hits)July 9th – Atlas Road Crew (Southern Fried Rock)July 16th – Dashboard Blue (Timeless Dance Grooves) July 23rd – The Broadcast (Soulful Rock) July 30th – Motownblue (Motown Soul & Blues) August 6th – Michael J. Stevens Quartet (Jazz), FEATURING PAULA HANKE ON VOCALS
August 13th – Ryan Perry Band (Country Hits)
Easter is a wonderful time of the year. It's a time of hope, warmth, flowers, and CHOCOLATE! What makes that chocolate so addictive? Well, for me it's the sugar. I have found that my cravings for junk food go up when sugar, salt, or chemicals make up a high percentage of the "consumable". I also find that chocolates which have more natural ingredients and less sugar generally taste better, are more satisfying, and don't leave you feeling like you need more. Next time you buy chocolate, consider the ingredients. But, as we all know, eventually, all of it ends up being eaten.
There are so many great places to walk, so why do we not do more of it? For starters, I think we get bored with our own sidewalks or trails and don't know where else to go. While looking to find a good place to go fishing I discovered many of the public lakes and parks around Asheville have paths around them. This photo is of Azalea Lake. If you're familiar with the Azalea Park soccer fields near the nature center, just keep driving and in a half mile or so, you run into the dog park and the lake. Another good place to walk is Charles Owen Park in Swannanoa. It has a figure 8 loop around 2 small lakes and goes past the Swannanoa River. So, go find a new place to walk and don't forget to use the Buncombe Country greenways!
New Years is a time to allow yourself a fresh start. Every year, we pick something to work on, but this year is different. Rather than making a resolution, we are absolutely going to keep doing what we've already been doing - Eat Smart, Walk More, & Drink Water! Back in August we began changing our diets. Sick of being fat, miserable, and over medicated, we quit the meds, put on a happy face, and started eating better. The weight is still off and we feel great. It's so much easier to stay happy and healthy when you stop consuming sugars, chemicals, and general junk. Believe me, when your sick of being sick, you find fruit and vegetables much more enjoyable than chips and dip. Speaking of which, I have not been sick at all since July and normally around this time of year, I've gotten the flu. I think it has something to do with a better lifestyle and I will absolutely plan to stick with it!
Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore and the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy. She is a Certified & Advanced Vestibular Therapist and has written articles published by the Asheville Citizen Times, Black Mountain News, and the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).