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Michele Hobson graduated from Western Carolina University with a master's degree in 1998 and then continued her physical therapy education completing a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from A.T. Still University of Heath Sciences in 2007. During her career as a physical therapist Michele has primarily focused on practicing in orthopedic settings but also has experience in aquatic therapy, wound care, industrial rehabilitation, and home health therapy. Michele regularly participates in the sport of adventure racing and travels throughout the United States to compete in races.


  • B.S. in Biology, Winthrop University, 1990
  • M.S. Heath and Sport Science, Wake Forest University, 1992
  • Masters Physical Therapy, Western Carolina University, 1998
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, A.T. University of Health Sciences, 2007

Professional Experience

  • EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, Director of Physical Therapy, 8/2008-Present
  • Thomas Physical and Hand Therapy, Director of Physical Therapy, 5/2007- 8/2008
  • PT Pros – Staff Physical Therapist, 8/1998-5/2007
  • Wake Forest University – 5/1992- 8/1996

Licensure & Certificates

  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association – 1997 to Present
  • Licensed to practice PT in North Carolina since 1998
  • Certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations

Continuing Education

  • Mulligan Concept – Lower Quarter Mobilizations with Movement
  • Documentation, coding, and Billing for Rehabilitation
  • Optimizing Reimbursement for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services
  • Biomechanical Approach to the Evaluation & Management of Foot & Ankle Disorders
  • Treatment of Lumbopelvic and Spine Disorders