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 worked for 10 years in private practice in Washington, DC, helping her patients achieve their goals and maximize their potential. She's looking forward to helping patients in Oregon do the same!
Selective Functional Movement Analysis - SFMACertified functional dry needling - Kinetacore McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and TreatmentPose Method Certified Running Analysis
BA Biology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 2008Doctorate of 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.
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