Therapists

IMG_4107Cheryl Farnsworth, MPT, Owner

Known for her unique hands-on and holistic approach to physical therapy, Cheryl is most recognized and respected by thousands of men and women in the Intermountain region. Cheryl has been a Physical Therapist for over 15 years after graduating with her Masters Degree from the University of Utah Physical Therapy Program in 1998. Immediately after graduation, she developed a program for pregnant women having back, pelvic, rib and other pain and has been the pioneer in this field. She has successfully treated thousands of pregnant women as well as pre- and post-partum conditions. As a true pioneer, Cheryl’s vision to create a center that embraces and encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to healing was launched in December 2012. She also specializes in treating women and men with chronic pelvic pain which is a debilitating condition that has a wide range of symptoms.

Patient care is Cheryl’s priority. She spends time with each patient, listens and understands their symptoms, figures out the pain generating structures and the underlying cause of the problem in order to fix it, empower patients and heal them. She is also trained and certified to perform FCE’s.
The Integrative Center for Mind Body Spirit, provides access to those on a path to find keys to positive shifts in healing in every facet of their own lives.  Her specialty areas include evaluating and treating:
  • Low Back Pain (acute and chronic)
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Pregnancy – during and post-partum
  • Chronic and debilitating pelvic pain in both men and women
  • Rib Dysfunction
  • All spinal conditions – Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar
  • All outpatient orthopedic conditions

A life-long resident of Utah, Cheryl’s hobbies include running, hiking, biking, weights, gardening, spending time with family and friends and loves everything outdoors in nature.

IMG_4175.jpgToni Allison, DPT, Power Pilates Certified

After moving to Salt Lake City from Atlanta, GA, Toni joined the team in October 2016.

Toni graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She has clinical experience in the  outpatient orthopedic, outpatient aquatic, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and assisted living sittings, and has developed strong interest in Pilates-based physical therapy, geriatrics, and manual therapy. She is certified in Pilates through Power Pilates and utilizes this training to encourage postural awareness, improved core activation, and stronger stabilizing muscles to allow the body to move freer and out of pain. She is strongly committed to quality patient care and learning more about her patients so that she can provide bespoke treatment to each individual person. Toni is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the  Utah Physical Therapy Association.

She enjoys staying physically fit through weight-lifting, mountain biking, climbing, and hiking, especially hen she can do those activities with her husband, “dog-ter” Lana, and friends. Prior to her career as a physical therapist, Toni attended Georgia State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

 IMG_4274.jpgKara Duffin, PTA

Kara joined the Cutting Edge family in the winter of 2014.

She graduated with her Bachelors in Exercise Science, and continued with becoming accredited and licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has been an ACSM certified personal trainer for 10 years and is also a USAG certified coach.

She loves coaching trampoline, power tumbling and double-mini, camping, hiking, and any activity out in the mountains and in nature, traveling and spending time with her three kids.

IMG_4125Allie Watson, PTA, CKTP

Allie began working at Cutting Edge Physical Therapy in March of 2016 after relocating to Utah from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Allie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from North Carolina State University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from South College of Asheville.  She is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner and is certified and proficient in Graston Technique.
Allie has been practicing as a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2012.
In her free time, Allie enjoys competitive Olympic weightlifting, hiking, and playing outside.