Harris Regional Hospitals’ Rehab Services Department provides
a wide range of services and locations to treat our patients.

Our highly-trained, compassionate staff is committed to helping our patients reach their goals and helping improve quality of life.  Our focus is on providing one-on-one, personalized care for our patients. Patients are typically treated by the same therapist and/or assistant  throughout their plan of care, offering an attention to detail and the subtleties of each individual's progress that we believe truly makes a difference in our patients' outcomes.

Many of our staff have achieved Doctorate level training or specialty certifications, including specialists in: vestibular rehab, lymphedema, orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and hand specialty.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Information

Physical Therapy Information

Occupational Therapy Information

Speech Therapy Information

What do we treat?

Here is a sample of some of the more common injuries we treat:
  • Elbow Injuries: Lateral Epicondylitis, Medial Epicondylitis, Collateral Ligament Strains:These issues are not just treated with modalities and exercises for the involved area, but also with strengthening and postural education for other areas that may be contributing to these symptoms.
  • Foot and Ankle: our therapists are knowledgeable in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon injuries, nerve entrapment issues, and shin splints in addition to the common ankle sprain and other diagnoses. Patients are also guided in decision making regarding footwear as well as recommending and fitting for orthotics.
  • Hip Pain: Trochanteric Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Gluteus Medius Tendonosis, ITB Syndrome – After evaluation patients are treated with appropriate manual therapies, exercises for flexibility and hip strengthening, and modalities. These patients often benefit from footwear recommendations as well.
  • Knee Pain: From the younger athlete with tendonitis or the older adult with osteoarthritis, to the elite athlete rehabilitating after ACL reconstruction, we can help our patients return pain-free to the activities they enjoy.
  • Low back pain: Interventions are chosen using the latest evidenced based practices. Patients, based on their examination, are appropriately focused into treatment based classifications that identify whether the patient will benefit most from lumbar stability training, manual therapy including joint mobilization, or directional based exercises (i.e. Mackenzie Method). Always included is patient education on posture, body mechanics, and lumbar stability training.
  • Neck and Upper back Pain: These patients are treated with similar principles to those mentioned above, using the most appropriate combination of exercise, manual therapy, and patient education.
  • Shoulder pain: Harris Sports Medicine brings a vast amount of experience in the treatment of orthopedic shoulder diagnoses, both in conservative management and post-operative.
  • Speech Disorders:

Our Rehab Service Team

Find Out More About Our Rehab Services Team Here

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Contact Us

If we seem like the right partner in your health, call us at:

Harris: 828.586.7235

Swain: 828.488.4009

Franklin: 828.349.5027

WCU: 828.293.5174

Pediatrics (Harris & Franklin)828.506.7978

Directions to Physical Therapy at the Health and Human Sciences Building, Western Carolina University: 

From Exit 85/Harris Regional Hospital: Go to the second traffic light (bottom of the hill) and turn left on Hwy 107. Go approximately seven miles until you see Western Carolina University on your left. Go to the second light and take a right onto Little Savannah Road. Stay on road for 0.8 miles. Take a right into the WCU Health and Human Science Building entrance, 4121 Little Savannah Road. Take first right into lower parking lot. Park in a clinic parking space. Go into clinic entrance on the 1st floor. The PT clinic with be directly on your right as you enter the building.

Our Rehab Services Team:

Carlyle Schomberg, PT, MPT
Beth Baxley, MS, CCC-SLP
Lauren Carnes, PT, MPT, CLT 
Kim Clayton, PT, DPT, GCS, C/NDT
Sandy Davis, PT, MPT, PCS 
Robyn Duncan,  PT, DPT,CEEFAA
Tracy Extine, PTA 
Heather Farson, PT, MPT, LAT, ATC 
Leslie Hall, PTA
Jude Hammond, PT, CMT
Faye Harris, PTAT
Ashley Hyatt, PT, DPT, NCS
Anita Johnson, BS, RT(R), ROT 
Mary Curtis McCracken, PT, MPT, LAT, ATC 
Ellen Meekins, MHS, OTR/L, CHT
Catherine Overbay, MA, CCC-SLP 
Cara Perciaccanto, PTA
Gabe Peterson, PT, MPT
Blake Queen, PT, DPT 
Ben Rickert, PT, MPT
Tim Robinson, PTA
Megan Russell, MS, OT, CHT
Lauren Sides, PT, MPT, CLT
Kelsea Sonnier, MOTR/L
Erik Watkins, PT, DPT
Jake Watkins, PT, DPT
Todd Watson, PT, DPT 
Sherri Watterson, PTA, CLT 
Dave Wheatley PTA
Carlos Wilson, PT, MPT


Harris Regional Hospital
68 Hospital Road
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828.586.7235
Fax: 828.586.7227

Swain Community Hospital
45 Plateau St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: 828.488.4009
Fax: 828.488.4256

Franklin Medical Park
55 Holly Springs Dr.
Franklin, NC 28744
Phone: 828.349.5027
Fax: 828.349.5035

Harris Sports Medicine &Physical
Therapy: Western Carolina University,
Health & Human Sciences Bldg.

3971 Little Savannah Road, Suite 113
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.293.5174
Fax: 828.293.0440