Barry is an Advanced Level Myofascial Release practitioner with a specialty in treating chronic pain. He has had great success treating a variety of conditions combining manual therapy skills with his knowledge of geriatric, posture analysis and correction. Barry also has worked in a Sports Medicine clinic and is experienced with most ortho -conditions. He has extensive geriatric experience and has worked in skilled nursing, assisted living, and out -patient settings. His passion is eliminating pain, restoring balance and function utilizing Myofascial Release.Barry graduated from the PTA program at Trident Technical College and was licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1993.Has also has BS in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University. Barry is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve and currently commands the 485thCBRN Battalion Newark , DE
Ashley Friend PT, DPT, graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from DYouville College in Buffalo, New York. She began her career as a physical therapist in 2013 working as a travel physical therapist,which allowed her to pursue her love of traveling as well as gain experience working with a variety of populations from pediatric to geriatric care and a variety of settings ranging from short-term rehabilitation to outpatient orthopedic.
In 2014, Ashley moved to Charlotte, NC and also began her journey in Myofascial Release through John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB. From the moment she experienced this work first hand, she knew this was the work for her. She has completed over 200 additional hours of education with the focus in Myofascial Release. In addition to traditional physical therapy methods, she incorporates this manual therapy technique to provide a well-rounded approach to recovery and wellness. She is a very compassionate, caring practitioner that believes in a holistic approach to recovery and wellness.
Ashley enjoys staying active and participating in a variety of activities including hiking, Zumba, aerial yoga, Latin dancing and ballroom dancing. She is adventurous and has a passion for traveling!
As an Aesthetics Injector Registered Nurse Francis has extensive experience in IV Therapy, Naturopathic IV Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapy.
Francis started her career in 2008 as a Medical Assistant, where she worked in various clinical environments building her skill set to eventually become a Registered Nurse in 2013. She gained critical care experience in various units in the hospital setting. In the Operating Room, she was able to assist in a variety of surgeries, including many aesthetic procedures which ultimately led her to the field of Medical Aesthetics and Naturopathic Medicine.
As part of her path towards holistic wellness and synergy, she had a desire to provide her patients with an education allowing them to go on their own healing journey. She wanted them to be open to multiple facets of overall health. Francis started working at Revive Wellness Studio in 2018. That’s when the exciting world of myofascial release was introduced to her. As a nurse and mother, she has encountered her own obstacles with postural and pelvic issues. She must remain in certain repetitive positions allowing her to provide adequate care for her patients, but in turn this causes her to experience pain. Barry one of the PTAs at Revive Wellness Studio who is practicing John Barnes Myofascial Release explained the concept to her. So,one day, she hopped on his table and personally experienced the benefits of MFR. She knew immediately this would lead her to an amazing opportunity to better educate and help her patients as they go on their own healing journey.
She is passionate about the overall health of her clients and enjoys discussing Functional Naturopathic Medicine and aiding her clients in their health goals, from immunity, to weight loss and beautification.
Mary Stewart PTA, graduated from Midlands Technical Collegein Dec 2000. She graduated from theUniversity of South Carolina in 2008 with a B.S. in Exercise Science(Scientific Foundation). Through ISFTA,LLC she is a certified strength training and rehab fitness instructor. She also received her Tai Chi certification for Arthritis fall prevention.
Over her 19 career she has worked in a variety of settings including acute, subacute, rehab and nursing homes. This has allowed her to gain experience with various diseases and injuries such as: neurological disorders, orthopedic issues, chronic pain, motor vehicle accidents.
Mary started her Myofascial Release journey several years ago while trying to find solutions to her own medical issues and increasing aches and pains. She felt like MFR greatly improved her quality of life and she knew that God had led her on this path not just for herself, but to share it with her clients. She has incorporated MFR with her traditional therapy skills and has had great results with chronic pain patients, chronic migraines,orthopedic patients, postural dysfunction and numerous other diagnoses.
Mary has a passion for helping people live their best life.She loves working together with her clients to regain their highest level of functional mobility. Her Motto “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENS ME” PHILLIPANS 4:13
Outside of work Mary enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.