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Dr. Matt Powers

Dr. Matt Powers,
Owner/Physical Therapist
PT, DPT, Impact Concussion trained, CF-L1

Matt Powers, is a Harrogate, Tennessee native and attended Middlesboro High School in Kentucky.

Following high school, he attended Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY on a football scholarship. He was a letterman all 4 years, first team all mid-south conference for 2 years, Capital one Academic All-American, made the NFL Pro Football hall of fame All-Commonwealth team, and was Lindsey Wilson’s Student athlete of the year.

After obtaining a bachelors of science in psychophysiology at Lindsey Wilson in 2014, he obtained his clinical doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in May of 2017.

Matt’s clinical experience has been focused on outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation in patients with non-operative and post-operative pathology, however Matt’s special interest includes pre-injury and sports performance.

Matt currently is active in his community where he covers Pineville high school sporting events and helps develop middle school through college aged athletes in injury prevention and sports performance training.

He is now on a mission to help as many residents of Claiborne County live their life without unnecessary medications, injections, or surgery. 

Heather Smith Harvey

Heather Smith Harvey,

Heather brings her extensive experience and thorough training to Pinnacle Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, for which she opened in the spring of 2015.

Raised in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee and graduated from Powell Valley High School, Heather earned an Associate’s of Science Degree from Walter State Community College in 1998.

She went on to study environmental and occupational health at East Tennessee State University until she moved to Memphis, TN to pursue her dream of becoming a Physical Therapist.

She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2003.

Heather completed her Manual Therapy Certification at The University of St Augustine in 2007.  This certification gave her an additional skill that improved her ability to perform hands on treatment options as a physical therapist. This MT certification is held by a little over 4,000 other physical therapists in the nation and is helpful to her current orthopedic practice back in Harrogate, TN.

Heather is a board certified orthopedic specialist, for which less than 10% of physical therapist hold this certification.  This certification demonstrates her commitment to being an expert in orthopedic physical therapy.  This also represents her use of evidence based practice when treating patients.

Heather is also certified in Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore.  She is an active member of the APTA and Private Practice Section of the APTA.  She is also a member of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.  She has 13 successful years experience in private practice. 

She loves spending time with family, water sports, riding motor cycles and traveling.

Dr. Nicholas Boland

Dr. Nicholas Boland,
Physical Therapist

Nick received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky in 2019. He also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Kentucky University in 2016. He has clinical and personal training experience, working as a technician and aid in multiple Physical Therapy clinics as well as teaching martial arts and self-defense classes during college. He enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, traveling, and weight lifting.

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith,
Office Manager

Barbara Smith brings with her over 30 years of customer service and business management.She has been with Pinnacle Performance since the opening in 2015.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio has lived in Kentucky, Colorado, Georgia and Tennessee which she calls home. She is a graduate of  Powell Valley High School.

She wants to help make your scheduling appointments as convenient as possible.

Family is very important to her and spending as much time with them as possible.

She enjoys in her spare time spending time with her husband Steve Smith traveling, hiking or backpacking. Her everyday companion is Kallie her Mini Aussie who thinks she is human.

Jason Harvey

Jason Harvey,
Revenue Cycle Manager / Financial Consultant

Jason grew up a military brat, both parents serving in the United States Air Force. His mom served for 16 years and his dad served for 29 years. He grew up in Florida, Texas, and graduated high school in Germany. He graduated from Southern Illinois University and went to work for Fidelity Investments in New Hampshire after graduation. After working for Global Wealth and Investment Management with the Private Bank at Bank of America he founded a medical home health care company that he grew to over 80 employees. He eventually sold the company to Briggs Health Care. While living in Key West, Florida he meet his future wife Heather Smith and left the sunshine and warm weather for the mountains of Eastern Tennessee.  He enjoys hanging out at home on Norris Lake with Heather and their Australian Cattle Dog Mango, spending time on the boat, riding his Harley, hiking and mountain biking.

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