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.
I firmly believe that everyone should have access to quality physical therapy care, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. If my current rate makes care unaffordable or inaccessible to you, please contact me for a sliding scale. I also offer further discounted rates for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as part of my dedication to righting the inequities BIPOC face on a regular basis as a direct result of systemic white supremacy.
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, skiing, and traveling. You can catch me baking something new or keeping up with prestige TV during my free time. Originally from Ohio, I am a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan.
Ashley is a knowledgeable and encouraging support around how to thrive with hypermobility. She has shown her professionalism and generosity at every step, from our initial consult, to in-person session, to follow-up around questions and resources. She holds that wonderful balance between can-do optimism and empathy. I felt our session was tailored to my concerns, practical, and respectful of the pacing that works best for me. I whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a practitioner well-versed in her field and needing someone who will attend in a way that is client-centered!Kate, Jan 07
Ashley restored my faith in the field physical therapy! Like many, I have grown generally weary of the impersonal and often "processed" feeling of the medical industry. My history includes a cervical fusion of C5-6, right side scalenectomy for what was thought to be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and an ongoing shoulder problem that resulted in a frozen shoulder. When I met Ashley, I was in pain and joked about feeling like a "T-Rex" dinosaur because of the lack of range of motion in my arm/s. She was sensitive to my limitations and determined to help me regain my mobility. When something wasn't working, she looked for other methods to achieve the desired outcome. She was professional, always prompt and communcative. I always felt like she had my interest at heart. Everyone needs an Ashely in their life!Rhonda, Jan 19
Ashley is fantastic! She takes time to know the client / patient, she takes time to both watch and explain thoroughly, she takes time to be interested. Thank you!George, Jan 19
I am delighted to recommend Ashley. She has been my sports therapist and exercise coach for seven months. I have not only returned to my former strength and stamina, but have surpassed my previous abilities since working with her. Ashley pays close attention to one's concerns--not just physically but emotionally as well. She tailors many of my exercises to the specific skills and strengths I need for tennis; she is very knowledgeable about health as well as structural issues; she responds quickly to questions that I may email her about. Ashley has been a truly fine coach for me and...dare I say...healer.Lynn, Jan 26
Ashley was amazing! I was in significant pain when she arrived, and by the time she left I felt significantly better. Ashley explained everything she was doing, we very thorough, kind, and compassionate. She also followed up after my visit, which made me feel very cared for. I would not hesitate to recommend Ashley to any of my friends or family!Kirsten , May 18