Michele Hobson, PT, DPT

Michele Hobson, PT, DPT

Physical & Hand Therapy

Blue Ridge Region

Asheville - Livingston

Michele attended Winthrop University where she played collegiate basketball and graduated with a BS in Biology. After graduation she attended Wake Forest University for two years where she obtained a Masters in Health and Sport Science followed by 4 years working at the University for a research study funded by the National Institute of Health for individuals with osteoarthritis in their knees. Michele then returned to school to obtain her Masters in Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University followed by her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Michele has spent her whole career focusing on treatment of orthopedic conditions for all body regions. Michele is a certified ASTYM and dry needling provider and has attended numerous continuing education classes in her career

When not practicing physical therapy, Michele spends much of her time training to compete in Adventure racing a multi-disciplinary sport involving running, mountain biking, canoe and kayak paddling, ropes, swimming and other challenges in which the races are typically done with three to four team members relying solely on map and compass navigation to get through the course. Michele has raced in about half the states in the United States, British Columbia, New Zealand and South Africa. Her team, Checkpoint Zero, has won the USARA Masters’ National Championship 6 times and was one of 66 teams from all over the world to be chosen to participate in the World’s Toughest Race in Fiji, which is currently airing on Amazon Prime Video.

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  • Undergraduate: Winthrop University
  • Graduate: Wake Forest University
  • Master of Physical Therapy: Western Carolina University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: A. T. Steele University of Health Sciences


  • Certified Astym Provider
  • Certified Dry Needling Provider
  • Licensed to practice PT in North Carolina since 1998
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor


  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association – 1997 to Present

Specialties & Services

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.