top of page
Buscemi_Logo_Horizontal_Word Mark Only_T
Buscemi Integrative Physical Therapy LOGO

Jackie Buscemi Richards

Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Certified Yoga Instructor
Physical Therapist, Doctorate of Physical Therapy


Jackie is a devoted Physical Therapist and Yoga Instructor. She has a unique skill set, which integrates Yoga, Pilates, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Biomechanical Evaluation and Home Exercise Programs to create more symmetrical movement patterns for her patients. Because she is an out-of-network practitioner, not dictated by insurance companies, you can expect 100% of her attention. She works with each patient to help them better understand their own body's. Don't let pain dictate your life, take control by contacting Dr. Richards.


Phone: 828-773-4823


Jackie has a few different options for you if you are interested in yoga. You can get a private class with her or schedule a small group class with friends, family, or colleagues. She also has scheduled group class.

Click below to learn more about Yoga and options for practicing with Jackie:

Physical Therapy

Injuries she treats but is not limited to are:

  • Chronic and acute low back pain

    • stenosis, sciatica, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, DDD, disc disorders, osteoporosis, acute muscle spasms​, lumbar radiculopathy

  • Neck pain

    • disc disorders, myalgia, cervical radiculopathy, myelopathy, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome​, Whiplash

  • Tension Type Headaches and Migraines

  • Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ / TMD)

  • Thoracic pain

  • ​Shoulder pain​

    • RTC and biceps tendonapathy or tear, ​"impingement", bursitis, frozen shoulder

  • Elbow pain

    • lateral or medial epicondylitis (tennis or golfers elbow), bursitis, joint dysfunction​

  • Wrist and hand pain

    • carpal tunnel, DeQuervian's tenosynovitis, trigger finger, fracture

  • Hip pain

    • bursitis, anterior hip impingement, groin pain​

  • Pelvic Floor 

    • Urinary or Fecal Incontinence ​

    • Pelvic Pain

    • Pelvic Dysfunction and Prolapse

    • Prenatal and Postnatal care

  • Knee pain

    • OA, pre & post op​ TKR, ITB syndrome, osgood schlatters, ACL, MCL, LCL, and meniscal injuries, patellar tendonopathy

  • Ankle and Foot pain

    • acute or chronic ​sprain, perneal/posterior tib/achilles tendonopathy, plantarfascialgia, bunion pain ​

  • Post operative treatments

  • Vertigo

  • Balance and Gait Dysfunction

  • Sports injuries


Dr. Richards has a strong manual therapy background. This helps her to see and treat the body's movements at a joint and myofascial level. In order to retain gains made through manual therapy she prescribes appropriate exercises to reinforce optimal movement patterns. Her main exercise prescriptions come from her training in Yoga, Pilates, and from the Postural Restoration Institute. With a history in athletic training and personal training, she also has a keen eye for biomechanical analysis, which aid in breaking down the movement patterns and associated joint and soft tissue dysfunction that impede optimal movements. She is also trained in dry needling, which Dr. Richards uses as one of her most effective modalities in alleviating pain and preventing altered body mechanics that impose on the healing process. Jackie also specializes in treatment of the pelvic floor and prenatal/postpartum care. 

Physical Therapy


"After trying Orthopedic medicine, PT and massage, I finally contacted Dr. Richards about my neck pain, which was slowly getting worse, after about 5 years. The short story is I am now pain free about 3 months later. The longer story is that Jackie LISTENED to my history as no other practitioner had, and spent every minute of every session manipulating me, working on exercises with me, or dry needling me. As a result of such intense attention, I needed less frequent sessions, and was able to learn what worked for me to give me relief. I only saw Jackie about 4 times, but by using her techniques, my pain has slowly diminished, and I have much greater mobility in my neck. I cannot say enough about Jackie, as a professional practioner, or as an all around loving person who genuinely cares about her patients. AND, she is a fantastic yoga instructor as well! I feel I have not only gained another medical resource, but also a friend. Thank you, Jackie!"
-Diana Wilson
"First, a confession. I always thought yoga was woo woo. Certainly, it didn't stack up to the workout I could get in the gym. But since Jackie introduced me to yoga, I have come  to embrace "the practice." Is it a workout? Oh yes. Is it a journey? That too. I can see, in just a few months, that yoga has made my body stronger.  It's also a great physical release. And, for me, the movement and stretching associated with yoga have kept my lower back pain in check. Jackie brings something unique to the mix: a doctorate in physical therapy. Her knowledge and passion about anatomy and physiology inform her work as a yoga instructor and she uses that dual skill set to catch and correct physical imbalances early. I'm all in."
-Ellen Uzelac, age 61

Get In Touch

Contact Dr. Jackie Buscemi Richards to inquire about services or to set up an appointment.

She looks forward to hearing from you.

Contact Dr. Jackie Buscemi Richards to inquire about services or to set up an appointment.

She looks forward to hearing from you.

Success! Message received.

bottom of page