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Physical therapy takes a one on one biomechanics approach through a manual exercise program, to help with limitations and dysfunctions being experienced and curtailed to your specific needs. PTs are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.
Depending on your health problems, your PT will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and balance. First, your PT will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Then he or she will work to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance. Physical therapy almost always includes exercise in the form of stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking in the clinic or a program you can do it at home.
Your PT may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. Because the body of knowledge of physical therapy is quite large, some PTs specialize in a specific clinical area. While there are many different types of physical therapy, your PT will work with your Chiropractor to assess your over all health care goals, examine you, and structure a treatment plan.
Ashley has a very diverse background that includes sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and post-surgical therapy. Her educational background includes: B.S: Bachelors of Science in Biology- Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (2002); D.P.T: Doctorate of Physical Therapy-Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL (2005); and CSCS: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2005). She is a licensed State of Illinois Physical Therapist, who is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Baseball Rehabilitation, and Women’s sports interest groups.
Ashley has continued to improve her skills through continuing education. She has attended courses in Jones Strain/Counterstrain I for the Spine, Post Motor Vehicle Accident Cervical Dysfunction (NAIOMT), Segmental Stabilization for Low Back Pain, The Thoracic Spine (NAIOMT), The Lumbar Spine (NAIOMT), Comprehensive Management of the Throwing Athlete, Functional Orthopaedics I (IPA), Clinical Reasoning in Differential Diagnosis (NAIOMT), Gary Gray Chain Reaction Transformation, Sport-Specific NSCA Conference, Peripheral Manipulation (NAIOMT), Lumbar Spine Stability, PNF I (IPA), Female Chain Reaction, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Assessment and Treatment of the shoulder, Symposium for Women’s Health and Physical Therapy, Vestibular treatments.
Ashley has worked in the outpatient orthopaedic setting for the eight years. She has had experience with post-surgical patients ranging from Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, Total Knee and Hip Replacement, Spinal surgeries, ACL reconstruction, and other surgical interventions. She also has interest in treating chronic pain patients, women’s health issues as well as getting athletes back on the playing field. She has also written strength and conditioning programs for local baseball, soccer, and tennis teams and individuals.
Ashley is accepting new patients and has office hours in the Addison, Braidwood, Channahon, Joliet, Oak Park, and Plainfield Elite Rehab locations. Please call each office directly to check her availability.
Schedule an appointment conveniently online by clicking the link located below. Feel free to call and check availability at 877-757-9319.