Appalachian State University - Boone, North CarolinaBreakThrough Physical Therapy
Address & ContactNorth End Zone Building
135 Jack Branch Drive, 3rd Floor
Boone, NC 28608 Get Directions phone: (828) 266-0030 fax: (828) 398-4539
- 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ready to get started with physical therapy?
We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
135 Jack Branch Drive, 3rd Floor
Boone, NC 28608
Services Offered at This Location
- Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Blood Flow Restriction Training
- BreakThrough Golf
- Chronic Pain/Virtual Reality
- Dry Needling
- Injury Prevention
- Manual Physical Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- MVA Related Injuries
- Neck Pain
- New Cutting Edge Treatments
- Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries
- Post-COVID Therapy
- Running & Sport Injuries
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Spine Care
- Sports Performance
- Sports Physical Therapy
- Stand Up 2 Stenosis
- Workplace Injuries
If you need physical therapy services near Appalachian State University, visit our Boone location! BreakThrough at Boone has a great group of top physical therapists and is located near Perkinsville and Appalachian Ski Mountain. Our amazing physical therapists can’t wait to help you get back to your normal activities, reduce pain, or recover from surgery!
Convenient Physical & Occupational Therapy in Boone at Appalachian State University, North Carolina
One of our priorities at BreakThrough is to be supportive of our patients and their lifestyles as they recover. We want to make this process as smooth as possible for you, so we make sure our clinics are convenient and easily accessible. Our Boone location is near Shelley Lake and North Carolina Museum of Art. Come visit our Boone physical therapists to understand why this is one of our favorite clinics!
Treatments and Services Offered at Boone At Appalachian State University
No therapy problem is too big or too small, our trained professionals can handle it all! At BreakThrough we understand that where your health is concerned, you aren’t willing to cut corners. That’s why our unique team brings years of elite education and clinical experience. In an effort to meet the unique needs of every client we serve, we use therapeutic exercise, soft tissue mobilization techniques, pain relief treatments, and injury prevention training. Our treatment methods address joint and muscle pain, sports injuries, post-surgical care, and countless other health conditions. For potential clients struggling with chronic pain, repetitive injuries, neck pain, vertigo, or COVID recovery, we have unique treatment options to help! If you are frustrated that nothing has worked so far, give us a try! We believe that movement is medicine and we want to help you return to all your favorite activities efficiently and safely. Collaboration and organized goal setting is an important part of the therapeutic process, so it is our priority to make sure you feel heard, and that you are getting the treatment that you need.
Meet Our Team of Specialized Physical Therapists
Physical therapy is an incredible tool to be utilized during any healthcare journey. At BreakThrough it is our goal to guide you through every step of your recovery journey. Everyone’s experience is different and that is why we have a team of specialized physical therapists to help you with your individual concerns and needs. Our therapists are here to create an individualized plan of various exercises and treatments that will help you return to normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. Our physical therapists (PT, DPT) will guide you through an initial evaluation where they will take measurements and brainstorm the best ways to achieve your goals. After your first day of therapy, a physical therapist (PT, DPT) or a physical therapist assistant (PTA) will manage your care and will walk with you every step of the way. We also have a team of business managers and front desk assistants that are available to you and will answer any questions that you may have concerning scheduling appointments and insurance.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Powell is the Clinic Manager at our Boone at Appalachian State University clinic.
Mark earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to this, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. While in Physical Therapy school, Mark provided pro-bono physical therapy services to areas in Winston-Salem that were significantly below the poverty level.
As a former collegiate football player, Mark takes special interest in sports performance and rehabilitation as well as manual therapy and dry needling. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, playing video games and watching and playing various sports.
Mark’s favorite quote is, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” He also believes that physical therapy works best as a partnership with the patient, where both he and the patient can work together and bring their own skills to the table to achieve the patient’s goals. He looks forward to the opportunity to practice at the highest level possible in order to help patients get better, faster.
Jacob Deese earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Wingate University. Prior to that, Jacob obtained his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Appalachian State University.
Following graduation, Jacob worked as an Athletic Trainer at Wingate University where he was responsible for all practice and event coverage as well as rehabilitation for their Division II Baseball and Football programs.
Prior to joining the BreakThrough team, Jacob has spent time working in the Physical Therapy setting with a variety of athletics ranging from the high school to professional levels. He also has completed advanced training in Trigger Point Dry Needling through the Institute of Athlete Regeneration.
In his free time, Jacob enjoys golf, cheering on the App State Mountaineers, and spending time with his fiancé, Ali, and Golden Doodle, Della.
Jake Bunch earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from South College – Knoxville. Prior to that, Jake obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Jake is most interested in treating back pain.
In his free time, Jake enjoys mountain biking, golfing, and working out.
Dr. Jones is the Director of Sports Medicine at our Boone at Appalachian State University clinic.
Dr. Emily Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Lincoln Memorial University. Upon graduation, she was accepted into Belmont University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. While working on her doctorate, she worked for Vanderbilt University where she had an opportunity to work with the Nashville Predators, the Bingham Cup Professional rugby organization, as well as other professional sports teams. Once she completed her doctorate, her career took her to work at a NCAA Division I level school where she worked with student athletes as well as high school athletes and weekend warriors!
Emily has a passion for sports medicine. She likes to find the root of the problem through thorough examination and movement analysis. Her specialties include Trigger Point Dry Needling, dynamic taping, and focusing on healthy movement. Emily is also a fellow in training through EIM and Bellin College where she is again a student in the ever-changing classroom.
When Emily is not having fun in the clinic, she likes to travel with her fiancé, Jon. Together they love to hike in the mountains, kayak, and make memories with their families who are all over the US!
Hear what other BreakThrough patients have to say.
We rate BreakThrough Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…
After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.
Wonderful staff, very helpful, competent and professional. They listen to what I say and are working with me to meet my goal.
Amazing service. They have gone out of their way to call and follow up with me while doing my at-home exercises. Highly recommend.
My husband was skeptical of my choice to use physical therapy to treat my back pain instead of medications. After seeing my results from working with the BreakThrough Physical Therapy team, my husband is a believer now too.
I couldn’t have wished for a better place to go for my knee replacement therapy! They know what they are doing to get you back in the swing of things so you can go on with your life!