Why are we the right choice for you?

First the Why Not:

Currently, our physical therapy and nutrition counseling services are "out of network" with all third party insurances. While, this doesn't mean you can't be reimbursed for your visit, it does mean you will need to purchase our services up front. We make every effort to help you get paid back by providing a Super Bill for easy submission. We understand this can make our services difficult for some, but our commitment to value and quality make participating in-network impractical in the current insurance climate.

Now the Why:

  • You will work 1-on-1 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy for the entirety of your session.
  • Hands-on work heals; therefore, we prioritize manual therapy techniques.
  • We are experts at Trigger Point or Functional Dry Needling and utilize this technique extensively when appropriate, which is also included in your session purchase.
  • While corrective exercise is critical, we teach you to perform them properly at your home  or gym instead of spending valuable sessions on things you could do on your own.
  • We believe fitness goals can be attained simultaneously with rehab goals and we can show you ways to begin or maintain a fitness plan without negatively impacting your recovery.
  • We are a small business committed to customer service and your overall success.

At Chain Effect it is our mission to provide a unique synergy between the most validated, up-to-date fitness concepts and premium 1-on-1 manual physical therapy, nutrition counseling, personal training, and cognitive training.  Allow us to prove to you why we are the  best at helping our clients overcome chronic injuries, achieve life and fitness goals, and attain a level of performance unimagined.

Physical Therapy

      Dr. Taylor Pope, PT

  • Owner and Founder of Chain Effect Sept. 2015
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, UNC Chapel Hill 2010
  • 7 Years of Orthopedic and Sport Rehab Experience
  • Level 3 Functional Dry Needling Practitioner
  • Certified by Titleist Performance Institute
  • Specializes in Functional and Kettlebell Training
  • Trusted PT of Olympic and Professional Athletes
  • Committed to 1-on-1 Hands-on Manual Therapy
  • Quality and Customer Service Driven



        Dr. Matt Hartshorne, PT

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University 2013
  • 5 Years of General Orthopedic Experience
  • Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Specializes in knee and shoulder injuries
  • Consulte MLB organization on injury prevention programs
  • Working with military on injury prevention program
  • Currently a Teaching Assistant in several local physical therapy programs.

Nutrition Counseling



      Eddie Fitzgerald, Performance Dietitian

  • Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Bachelor's of Science in Food and Nutrition from Appalachian State University
  • 700 hours of performance nutrition counseling with special forces in Fort Bragg
  • 600 hours of clinical nutrition at the Charles George VA Medical Center
  • 600 hours of community and food service management with the YMCA of Western North Carolina

Personal and Small Group Training

Define Goals and Crush Them.

Today, information is free and abundant.

However, proper implementation is the only way to truly make gains.

We are movement experts and understand that minor differences in form can make or break a training program. Chain Effect is for those ready to be challenged, both mentally and physically, to create the best possible you. Bring a friend or create a small group to rise up together!


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