Dr. Ashley S, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2022


Doctorate of Physical Therapy,
Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Biomedical Sciences,
Central Michigan University

Credentials and Certification 

  • Licensed and Registered Physical Therapist
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

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My Story

My career working with children first began in a graduate school Developmental Psychology research program at Tulane University following a neuroscience undergraduate degree. We performed basic research on infant hand-to-mouth movements using kinematic analysis to learn how babies develop the coordination to bring a pacifier to their mouths accurately. I love working with kids and learning about evidence-based research, but I discovered sitting at a computer most of the day was not for me! I subsequently tore both of my ACLs playing sports and ended up switching gears to pursue a career as a physical therapist. I involved myself in numerous pediatric volunteer opportunities and clinical rotations in physical therapy school and have since worked as a pediatric physical therapist in Early Intervention (0-3 years) and in pediatric outpatient clinics (0-18 years). I have treated kids who present with a variety of conditions including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, torticollis/plagiocephaly, spina bifida, hypotonia, Down Syndrome, various genetic disorders, toe-walking, traumatic brain injuries, developmental delay of gross motor skills, and more. I love working with kids because they bring joy and excitement to every session, and I can provide intervention at a critical time period in their lives where they will get the most benefit going forward!

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. Become a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist to further enhance my knowledge and treatment interventions with my clients.
  2. Pursue continuing education in pediatric toe-walking to improve assessment, treatment, and outcomes.
  3. Pursue continuing education in pediatric therapy ball use to improve in-clinic interventions and provide additional ideas for parents at home.