Ashley's passion comes from helping patients return to their prior level of function by providing them with tools, advice, and guidance to achieve their goals. She strongly believes in the “biopsychosocial” approach, assessing not only the biological implications of injury but the psychological and social aspects and their complex interactions upon health and recovery.
Being a former high school and collegiate athlete, Ashley understands the importance of returning to the highest level of function. Specializing in sports physical therapy, she treats a wide range of athletes, from runners to tennis players to triathletes. She has treated professional track and field athletes, as well as tennis, lacrosse, and baseball players. She works very closely with local track clubs, assisting them with injury prevention as well as injury management. She also works extensively with patients with chronic pain, especially those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and joint hypermobility.
She earned her bachelor’s of arts degree in biology from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. For her senior thesis, she partnered with the Cleveland Clinic, developing better practices to decrease falls in the elderly population. She also worked in the athletic training room as a student trainer for four years, helping athletes of all sports rehabilitate and recover from injuries. After her experience researching and working with athletes, she knew a degree in physical therapy would allow her to help patients of all ages improve their quality of life and maximize their performance.
In 2011, Ashley received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in Portland, Maine, with research focused on lower extremity muscle recruitment during rehab video games. She spent almost four years after graduating from physical therapy school working with patients with various orthopedic injuries, including post-operative care, pain management, and sports injuries.
Certified functional dry needling
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 2008
Doctorate, Physical therapy
University of New England, Portland, Maine 2011
-All orthopedic and sports injuries: running, cycling, swimming, lacrosse, baseball, volleyball athletes
-Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD/TMJ)
-Chronic & persistent pain conditions, specifically Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, hypermobility spectrum disorders, rheumatological conditions (RA, PA, JA, etc)
-Post-operative management and care: joint replacements, tissue repair
-Post-regenerative treatment management and care: PRP, prolotherapy, stem cell
-Motor vehicle accident, workers comp
I moved across the country from Washington DC to Portland OR in June 2021 to explore the PNW and shake things up! I love being outside, riding my bike, hiking, and skiing. I also love baking new things and am a beer nerd. Being from Ohio, I am a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan.
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