Dr. Kasey Sandifer Zion

Dr. Kasey Sandifer Zion

Physical Therapist


Homegrown in Forest Acres, Kasey graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl with a degree in Biology in 2012. From there she returned to SC and earned her doctorate of physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2015. It was here that Kasey discovered her passion for exercise and obtained her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS). Her love for the mountains and the outdoors pulled her to Salt Lake City, Utah where she spent 4 years specializing in hand and upper extremity treatment under the direction of a certified hand therapist (CHT). She is excited to be back home and join the Pinnacle Physical Therapy team.

Core Values:

Aligning with Pinnacle’s main purpose “all of the staff, patients, and clients become part of the family, creating an open relaxing environment where ‘we have fun, but get our work done’ ” Happy to serve the community I grew up in. Align with APTA core values such as excellence, compassion and caring, and integrity.

 I am a Staff Physical Therapist who wants more people to realize the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle and that prevention is key. I think oftentimes patients “deal” with their pain for far too long before seeking help. I want people to realize how many ailments Physical Therapy can help, not just post-op surgeries. I enjoy treating the patient rather than the diagnosis. But if I had to choose my favorite condition to treat I obviously love upper extremity injuries, post-operative treatment, and pre-natal/postpartum pain.

Working at Pinnacle is great mostly becauseI love our patients. We work with the absolute best people. I love getting to know each one. I get some of my best recipes, parenting advice, and friends at Pinnacle. I love that Pinnace allows the time and freedom to treat the patient in the best way possible. We are able to provide one-on-one care, that so many clinics aren’t afforded the time to.

What is Dr. Kasey Watching, Reading or Listening To?

  • The Great British Baking Show (TV Show)
  • Schitt’s Creek (TV Show)
  • I love to read nonfiction, particularly biographies, as well as historical fiction. 

I am married with a 19-month-old son, Hugh, and have a German Shorthaired Pointer, Roux, so I enjoy spending time with my family! I enjoy going out to eat with friends, chasing my son around various local parks, traveling, and hiking.

    Patient Testimonials

    Pinnacle is a wonderful place—great, caring staff and very clean, bright facility! I have loved working with Blaise and Kasey. They are so qualified—with all the necessary credentials! They have definitely put me on the road to recovery!

    Kasey and Blaise did a fantastic job getting me and my bum shoulder back to work. I spent five+ months with them after an accident and they were patient, kind, knowledgeable, skilled…and frankly awesome. I recommend this place without any hesitation. I can throw a football again you two! Thank you! …and my kids thank you as well!

    Lucinda Shirley Combining professionalism with caring warmth is definitely the pinnacle of care to me! From Sarah at the front desk, to owner J.R. Watts (Doctor of PT) and practitioners and staff on the floor, everyone seems to like what they’re doing, care about the clients, and work in harmony with one another. All that contributes to an environment that feels good when I walk in and feel even better after being there. Special shoutout to “my” therapists Kasey Sandifer and Tory Morton. Y’all are beyond words! Ohhhh yes, I recommend the Pinnacle PT and Personal Training. Highly! 

    – Lucinda Shirley