Kenneth, a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, received his Associate of Applied Science degree from Southwestern Community College in May of 2020. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Pre-medical studies from Western Carolina University in May of 2018, and his Associate of Applied Science degree from Gaston Community College in Health & Fitness Science in May of 2015.
During his time as a PTA student at SCC Kenneth gained clinical experience working in a skilled nursing facility, hospital outpatient, and private practice outpatient setting here with the Smoky Mountain Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy family. Kenneth was also selected by his peers and instructors to be the rehabilitation director for the student integrated clinical administered on SCC’s campus. Kenneth has direct experience working with orthopedic postoperative/preoperative patients, neurological deficits, stroke patients, balance/gait disorders, Parkinson's patients, geriatrics, and high school athletes. He also has a background in kinesiology including direct experience working with NCAA athletes as a strength & conditioning intern at Gardner Webb University and personal training.
Kenneth is a North Carolina native from Lincolnton, raised alongside his younger brother Adam of four years, by their parents Coy and Rebecca. Throughout his adolescence Kenneth enjoyed sports such as baseball and basketball, along with finding his passion of health and wellness. He now calls the mountains of Western North Carolina home right here in Sylva. Kenneth enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, playing golf, reading, and is also a competitive powerlifter with the USA Powerlifting Federation.
Kenneth has a wonderful passion within the field of physical therapy for helping people reduce pain, learn efficient biomechanical movement, and increase performance with functional or recreational activities to improve overall quality of life.