About the Owner

Big Ivy Physical Therapy was founded by Angel Trail, MPT in 2019. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Angel suffered with chronic low back pain and was unable to find relief with the treatments available at that time. After completing her Masters of Physical Therapy at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007, she was able to heal naturally from her back pain with her new knowledge and the help and support of other physical therapists. She doesn’t want anybody to suffer for years like she did from any type of pain – click here to hear more about that.

Angel has been happily practicing physical therapy for over 13 years and has helped over 1,000 people recover from pain and injuries. Helping people relieve pain and enjoy their lives brings her joy and a feeling of purpose. She has a lifetime of experience in various sports and fitness including gymnastics, ballet, cheerleading, martial arts, acrobatics, ballroom dance, Latin dance, Brazilian dance, aerial arts, Zumba, weightlifting, running, and CrossFit.

She regularly practices and teaches both CrossFit and dance fitness. Her current passion project is teaching LifeLong Strong, a fitness program she designed for people aged 50 and over. Angel has 2 wonderful sons and enjoys living in the quiet beauty of Barnardsville.