Meet The Team | Onward Physical Therapy

Your onward knoxville physical therapy team

Our Mission

"Just Rest" isn't the answer. We all know this. At Onward, we replace this generic advice with proven treatments to accelerate your recovery. Get us on your team so you can stop "waiting it out" and start making progress back to the activities you love today!
Onward Physical Therapy | Dr. Meaghan Dullea, Doctor of Physical Therapy PT, DPT

Dr. Meaghan Dullea

Doctor of Physical Therapy PT, DPT

Meaghan has been practicing in orthopedics and pelvic health since 2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree from VCU, where she played D1 soccer for 4 years; and prior to beginning her doctoral program at the University of Lynchburg, she spent one season playing professionally in Europe.

Academically, she continued her education with a focus in pelvic health and orthopedics. She received her Pelvic Rehab certification in 2021, she is ICE trained for the Pregnancy & Postpartum population, and has training in Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete. Her experience spreads across all genders and throughout the lifespan.

Her primary goal is to help her clients feel confident and empowered in navigating their healthcare and goals. Her free time is filled with too many hobbies, from CrossFit to mountain biking, soccer, and hiking with her pup, Charlie.

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Onward Physical Therapy | Dr. Taylor Comford, Doctor of Physical Therapy PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Cert CMFA

Dr. Taylor Comford

Doctor of Physical Therapy PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Cert CMFA

Dr. Taylor Comford is a physical therapist located in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2016. He is the only PT in the state of Tennessee who is board certified in both Orthopedics and Sports physical therapy. He is currently an adjunct faculty member with South College DPT program within the musculoskeletal department as an adjunct mentor. He served on faculty with Upstream Rehabilitation’s Sports residency program from 2019-2021. Working with the local minor league hockey team, Knoxville Ice Bears; and Physical Therapist with USA weightlifting since 2017. In 2021 he served on the medical team for the CrossFit semi-finals competition in Knoxville, TN. He has a passion to provide education and unique solutions to his patients in a one-on-one setting.

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Onward Physical Therapy | Taylor Azhocar, LMT

Taylor Azhocar


Taylor Azhocar is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) who specializes in clinical massage and structural bodywork. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2015 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. In 2018 she earned her certification in professional clinical massage therapy from the Florida School of Advanced Bodywork. Taylor has experience massaging clients of all ages, backgrounds and pain needs. She opened Knox Muscle Therapy in March, 2021 and has enjoyed sharing her expertise and experience with her clients in the comfort of their own homes and offices. We officially welcome her to the Onward Team in 2024!

Taylor’s background and training is in using the “Edgework” technique. This technique is based on applying the ideal level of pressure to maximize stress reduction, while minimizing resistance or negative reaction to the client’s neuromuscular system. She also has training and experience in Swedish, Prenatal, Sports, and Thai massage, as well as Myofascial Release.

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