"Angel was very thorough in initial and subsequent visits in figuring out my injury and implementing therapy to resolve pain and strengthen area. I completed the prescribed sessions feeling much better. Highly recommend."
William Webb from Weaverville
Feb 04, 2023
"I had a wonderful experience with Big Ivy Physical Therapy. All staff were helpful and kind. Chris, the PT was excellent. He did a great assessment and gave me exercises to help my chronically stiff neck/shoulders. He was very communicative and gave helpful feedback. I am now going to start attending strengthening/stretching classes for folks over 50. Can't wait. Thanks for great PT services."
Janet Spivey from Weaverville
Jan 23, 2023
"Chris put together a plan for me that included physical therapy AND personal training. We worked together for 6 weeks getting my hip into shape before my trip. He also taught me ongoing exercises to do at home and the gym on how to KEEP my hip in shape. Who knew! Physical Therapy inside a gym! Thank you Chris!"
Jan Trout from Weaverville
Jan 16, 2023
"My time under care of Big Ivy PT and Wellness has really helped me move past pain and regain mobility in my neck and shoulders. It has also educated me on how to manage arthritis in the hands and muscle weakness in my lower back. Lynn Bruder and Gretta Sowyrda not only loosened my muscle tightness and knots through their excellent soft tissue massage, but they helped my posture by strengthening the muscles that support my neck and shoulders. My pain has dissipated and my neck no longer cracks when I turn it. The neuromuscular re-education work they led me through has improved my movement, strength and functioning. Thanks, team!"
Poulos Lehman from Weaverville
Jan 06, 2023
"I was having pain with my feet, particularly the right one. A foot doctor wanted to take a bone out of my foot, but this was unacceptable to me. Eventually the pain got so bad I could barely hobble. I had heard a lecture by Angel, the owner of Big Ivy, so I went there to try physical therapy for my feet. Now I seldom have pain, and if I do it isn't intense and doesn't last long and doesn't keep me from using my feet."
Ezekiel Prontofish from Weaverville
Jan 02, 2023
"I truly can't say enough great things about Big Ivy Physical Therapy! Friendly, warm, caring, knowledgeable, encouraging are just a few. If you need phyical therapy you have found the right place!"
Pamela Burgess from Weaverville
Dec 28, 2022
"I was treated for bursitis for several weeks at Big Ivy PT. Angel and Chris were my PTs. I have been treated at 4 other physical therapy practices (all larger practices than Big Ivy) and I can honestly say that my treatment was at BI by Angel and Chris was better than at any other practice in Asheville. The PTs were so friendly and skilled at how they guided me with my exercises. I highly recommend this practice to anyone who needs help at overcoming their particular problems. If I ever need PT in the future, this is the place I will go."
Diane DeAngelis from Weaverville
Nov 03, 2022
"loved them! Not only helped with targeted areas, also helped with everyday living skills. I also learned alot about musculature and what effects what and where. Definitely recommend!"
debra long from Weaverville
Nov 02, 2022
"I tore my rotator cuff tendon severely and after surgery came here for PT. Angel has a partnership with Crossfit Weaverville XC that allows her and her team of therapist to maximize your potential for regaining your strength and mobility. Special thanks to Chris and Gretta for getting me back to work and an active lifestyle."
Joe Eidt from Weaverville
Oct 28, 2022
"I went to Angel for help after breaking my ankle. Angel help get me back on my feet & walking! Her personalized care was so amazing!! Thank you Angel!!"
Michelle Turner from Weaverville
Oct 05, 2022
"I am so very pleased with the physical therapy services I received from Big Ivy PT. I have had ongoing knee and hip discomfort for the past 20 years. Within that timeframe, I was seen by multiple therapists, to no avail towards relief. On my intake visit, Angel diagnosed key issues, giving me exercises and treatments that immediately brought relief, that very first day! I have continued to show progress and am now on a defined path to a stronger, healthier me. Renewed vigor for life has replaced frustration and pain. Both Angel and Gretta show great concern and compassion. I feel as if they were truly listening to my story while at the same time looking at my body’s issues, therefore treating the foundational problem, not just the symptoms and referred pains. Their attentive, focused care has enabled me to now be present each day, without the distracting limitations that once were. I’m very thankful to have found Big Ivy Physical Therapy."
Penny Concannon from Weaverville
Jun 04, 2022
"After years of pain and discomfort from repetitive movement and over use, I finally decided to do something about it. Based on my symptoms and other tests, Angel gave me a daily routine of strengthening exercises, nerve glides, and stretches. I've been following Angel's recommendations for a few months and I'm now feeling relief! I really appreciate Angel's willingness to explain the reasoning behind all of her recommendations and also making herself available for questions and concerns in between appointments. "
Mark from Weaverville
May 04, 2022
"I have been very pleased with Big Ivy Physical Therapy and Wellness. They listen closely, and focus on your needs. Unlike most PT sessions, Big Ivy's is a full hour! I have worked with both Angel and Kate, who have different styles, but the same goals! They are trained to look at the injured body part, and how it works, in conjunction with your whole body!"
Ellen Kaplan from Weaverville
Apr 29, 2022
"In a few short weeks my pain is half of what it was and my flexibility has increased greatly. Can't say enough about how great it has been working with these people."
Debra Marshall from Weaverville
Apr 27, 2022
"I have had the privilege of working with Angel for the past year. She has helped immensely with my chronic neck issues, teaching me exercises, stretches and aiding those practices with dry needling and massage. She has also been very patient working with me and my 20 years of knee issues. My situation is unique (as is everyone’s) and I have really appreciated the one on one support and guidance she has given me. She helped me “pre”-hab before surgery and continues to modify my rehab to accommodate my specific recovery. They have created a very comfortable environment and I can definitely tell the entire team at Big Ivy cares about my individual success and health."
Pride & Archive from Weaverville
Feb 10, 2022
"I had a wonderful experience at Big Ivy. Dr. Kate Crowgey quickly got to the nitty gritty of my problem and in short order my hip pain was greatly relieved. Owner and physical therapist, Angel Trail, was also awesome to work with, especially when I encountered some insurance issues. They both clearly care about their clients."
Yvonne Harrison from Weaverville
Nov 15, 2021
"Kate is doing a great job treating my back and hip pain. The on-site physical therapy and at-home exercises enabled me to resume my favorite activities."
Christopher Fickel from Weaverville
Sep 05, 2021
"Impressed with my physical therapist, Kate. Very intuitive. My neck pain is no more thanks to her work with me and of course me doing the exercised at home. So happy to have found Big Ivy, Kate and Angel."
Gil Calderwood from Weaverville
Aug 31, 2021
"After recent full knee replacement surgery, I was recommended to Big Ivy Physical Therapy in Weaverville. Angel, Gretta and Kate worked with me for 3 months. Through hands-on care, stretching exercises, and consultation for continuing recovery efforts at home, I made significant strides in range of motion and pain reduction. They are caring, instructive, and exceptionally knowledgeable of a wide range of physical therapy techniques to promote healthy recovery. I would highly recommend Big Ivy to anyone who needs PT care, and have already done so with friends, my Orthopedic Surgeon, and Primary Care Physician. If you want positive results, please contact Angel Trail. Ray Phinney"
Ray Phinney from Weaverville
Aug 28, 2021
"Dr. Kate Crowgey has given me my life back. When I arrived on her office doorstep, I was in so much pain, I simply did not know how I would survive my daily life. With patience and extreme care, she unraveled the problem areas and I am back to my normal activities - I’m even starting to believe I will soon be taking long walk with my dog again! All I can say is, if you hold up your end of the bargain (do the exercises, learn to treat trigger points when you can), Kate will preform her magic and all will be right with the world again."
Susan Hauser from Weaverville
Aug 02, 2021
"Kate has helped me immensely. I went from not being able to walk for a few days to basically no symptoms in less than two months. Highly recommended!"
Anibal Braga from Weaverville
Jul 15, 2021
"I went to Big Ivy for physical therapy after suffering 3 breaks in my ankle. I had been to a previous place but, chose to work with Angel because I really felt that she cared about me & my rehab. I was pleasantly surprised when she offered me Eastern techniques such as cupping & needling which I benefited from. Angel's work helped me return to walking much earlier than my Dr anticipated. I highly recommend her services, she was professional & personable."
Michelle Turner from Weaverville
Jun 11, 2021
"My experience at Big Ivy was very positive! I started seeing Angel after a knee dislocation. She was very attentive to my knee, but also looked at my whole body and lifestyle during the whole process. Once my knee was back to normal, I continued to see Angel to build up my strength and endurance. I have dealt with lifelong physical limitations, and continuing to see her improved my physical health a lot. When I decided to stop seeing her she created a a very thorough home routine for me. I love that it is a private office and a very relaxing one. I would definitely recommend Angel."
Becky from Weaverville
May 11, 2021
"I highly recommend Angel. I came in to see her about some shoulder pain and she has been awesome and supportive in so many ways. I felt heard and supported through my journey there. We worked through my shoulder issues and when I had other issues come up she helped me through those. She helped me take something painful and frustrating and see it as an opportunity for growth and to connect with myself in a different and meaningful way. My experience was one of support and encouragement and healing, yeah!! It gives me confidence in my physical life to know that I have that support, if I ever need it again. Big thanks for all the help!"
Joshua Reeves from Weaverville
May 07, 2021
"Highly insightful and capable"
William H Lawrence from Weaverville
Apr 27, 2021
"I've had sciatic problems for years sometimes it would flare up worse than others. It was always great after Angel worked on me and release that pain for a couple of days."
Electrical Technician Man from Weaverville
Apr 11, 2021
"I suffered from back pain for over six months before my primary care recommended PT. I chose Big Ivy PT because two friends recommended her. Angel took one look at me and immediately recognized a problem in my posture. I left the evaluation appointment and was already on my way to healing. Thank you Angel!"
Isaac Styles from Weaverville
Mar 09, 2021
"I was skeptical about starting physical therapy at first, mainly just the unknown. Angel was great from the beginning. Taking time to evaluate the situation I was having with my knee, as well as really paying attention to what would be the safest way to get me back to health. I recommend Big Ivy PT to anyone wanting and needing to get their life back!!! Thank you Angel!!"
Leigh Anne Thibodeau from Weaverville
Feb 09, 2021
"Angel helped me SO much! She is very personable and the PT exercises she gave me got me mobile within a few weeks. Her follow up is excellent and I would go back to her again."
Linda Shinpaugh from
Dec 22, 2020
"Angel is really an exceptional physical therapist. She is very knowledgeable, intuitive, respectful, and kind to name a few qualities... I had a lot of fear around an old, neglected injury that had been restricting my mobility for years, and she has been compassionately and creatively helping me overcome that to regain strength and mobility again. It's incredible! The exercises she gives me are attainable, direct and when I do them there is an immediate noticeable difference. I highly recommend her as a physical therapist!"
surreal reality from
Dec 08, 2020
"I have a pretty demanding job. My uniform with all the added equipment weighs at least 30 lbs on top of hour upon hour of sitting in a car. I try to stay active and lift when I can and during a heavy squat day, I felt something pop in my lower back. A couple of days later I could not sleep because I was in so much pain. The following morning I reached out to Angel through a recommendation and she got me in the same day. She was very knowledgeable and gave me multiple pathways to recovery based on what I was comfortable with. She was also very nice and I enjoyed learning from her."
Tyler B from
Dec 06, 2020
"I have a physically demanding career that requires me to stand and multitask, all while cradling a phone between shoulder and ear (all my headsets keep breaking). I’ve been to Angel for a few months now and she has helped relieve any shoulder, neck tension immensely. Angel is very knowledgeable and professional, I highly recommend her."
Jessica Gunduz from
Dec 04, 2020
"Angel is an incredibly skilled physical therapist. I have seen others, and there is no comparison. I have come to her several times with all sorts of disabling injuries, including a wrist injury that made it so I couldn't even brush my teeth, a shoulder injury that was so painful I couldn't function, and a troublesome hip injury. With each of these very painful issues, she cared for me with understanding and grace, gave manual therapy, and assigned me exercises that had me back to normal in a short period of time. She is a truly talented therapist!"
Natalie Bogwalker from
Oct 16, 2020
"I have been working with Angel for several weeks now and I am encouraged by how quickly she assessed my physical issues. She is very encouraging and a joy to work with. I highly recommend her."
Barclay Roberts from
Sep 17, 2020
"I would recommend BIg Ivy Physical THERAPY. ANGEL IS AMAZING. I was told by an orthopedist that I was going to have to have 2 knee surgeries. I could not get peace about having the surgery. I was hesitate to try physical therapy because I was in so much pain. I will tell you in less then 3 weeks the pain was nearly gone. Angel continued to see me and over time got to the root of my problem actually stemmed from a old back injury. She has me on a program that has improved my well being.I feel so much better since my pain is gone and my movement is incredible. I exceeded my goals for my knees. I actually was able to hike from Stoney Forkt o Craggy Gardens this summer. I am very thankful for the care Angel gave me."
Doris Gooding from
Sep 14, 2020
"I have received Physical Therapy twice now from Angel Trail with excellent results. The first was in 2014 following a shoulder injury which required several months of treatment. I found Angel to be a great listener, to be thorough in her assessment, accurate in her diagnoses, creative and targeted in her interventions. Angel also guided me in preventing re-injury. She consistently "went the extra mile" to assure that I had what I needed to be successful in my assigned home therapy. At 65 years of age, this year, I slipped and fell flat on my back on wet concrete, severely bruising my spine from thorax to sacrum. I sought Angel's help after my initial emergency evaluation. She was amazing. She guided me through severe pain and immobility back to full function by 10 weeks. I am stronger than before my injury and have no residual pain. I cannot begin to express my gratitude and respect for her as a fellow health professional. Denise G Vish, RN, MSN, Retired Adult Nurse Practitioner"
Denise Vish from
Sep 14, 2020
"Angel is Amazing. I've hurt myself twice and each time I went to her she figured out exactly what was going on and how to deal with it. I didn't end up needing follow up visits because of the exercises she gave me to do at home. Couldn't speak more highly of her. Very professional. Very thorough. I wouldn't go anywhere else."
Allen R from
Sep 14, 2020
"I have been a client of Angel Trail for at least 10 years, and cannot say enough good things about her professional skill and talent. From our first meeting she demonstrated experience and knowledge in diagnosing my sciatic issues and developing a regimen of treatment and exercise focused on restoring my strength and mobility. While her clinical skill is great, her caring and personal warmth encouraged me to work with her to achieve our mutual goal of health and wellness. Angel is direct, unpretentious, and focuses first on issues and behaviors that contribute to a physical ailment, then in partnership with the patient develops a custom personal program to alleviate pain and improve muscle tone and strength. Due to Angel's clinical expertise and advice I seldom need her assistance, but when I have, even after years between visits, she treats me like an old friend who she simply wants to help get better. She is very flexible in her approach, scheduling, and obviously most focused on the well being and success of her patients. I am so glad to see her establish Big Ivy Physical Therapy and Wellness and eager to recommend her to anyone needing care and treatment."
Ted Vish from
Sep 14, 2020
"Angel Trail is exceptional in offering and delivering professionally developed physical therapy for my mother. She is courteous, respectful and focused on the therapy my mother needs after her back surgery. Angel is very patient and understanding of someone who is suffering with dementia."
Cheri Bettilyon from
Sep 13, 2020
"Angel is amazing! I had chronic problems for years that I could only alleviate the symptoms of through chiropractors, massage therapists, and bodyworkers. Angel helped me get to the core of my problems and start working towards pain-free mobility in the most chronically challenged parts of my body. Thanks so much, Angel!"
Hannah Heiser from
Sep 13, 2020
"I had a wonderful experience at Big Ivy Physical Therapy! Angel is very knowledgeable about the human body and it's functions. She not only treated my lower back strain, but my soul as well. I looked forward to each visit with her for relief from my pain, but also the uplifting conversations we shared. I was truly inspired to continue the exercises and healthier eating habits that Angel taught me. I would totally recommend Big Ivy to everyone!"
Amie Harron from
Sep 13, 2020