Ashley grew up in a suburb on the Southwest side of Houston. She moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and has resided here ever since. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, she went on to receive her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University.
Since graduating, Ashley has treated a myriad of patients with varying orthopedic and neurologic deficits. Ashley found her passion amongst the outpatient orthopedic population. She began studying the McKenzie Method in 2005 and had the opportunity to work side by side with both staff from the McKenzie Institute and with renowned McKenzie Diplomats. Ashley has been a certified McKenzie therapist for several years and will begin her training to become a Diplomat in January of 2013. Mckenzie trained therapists use a mechanical approach to diagnosing and treating various spinal and peripheral joint impairments. The McKenzie method is most commonly used to treat spinal disc bulges and radicular and/or referred symptoms. Ashley is also proficient in treating post operative patients and people with sports related overuse injuries. Additionally, her background in working with neurologically impaired patients, such as traumatic brain injuries and strokes, provides her with a vast knowledge of improving individual’s balance and gait deficits.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys training for local races and triathlons, ranging from sprint to half iron distance. Her athleticism also spans to the slopes where she loves to snowboard. She has become interested in mountain climbing and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in less than three days during the summer of 2011. Ashley also spends several weeks a year volunteering in Africa with ‘It Starts with Soccer’, where she contributes to the medical growth and education of local people.