Ashley Herrick, PT, DPT graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from Oakland University in 2016. She will be returning to Oakland in the fall of 2017 to become a certified orthopedic manual therapist. This professional designation signifies that she will have expertise and knowledge in medical screening, anatomy, physiology, joint and soft tissue mechanics, and will be an expert in the musculoskeletal system.
Ashley began her career as an physical therapy aide in 2012 working for a for an outpatient clinic in Macomb Township. While in college, Ashley had a rotation in the pediatrics department, and liked it so much, she plans on attending continuing education in that area of expertise. She also served as a graduate assistant in the undergraduate program at Oakland University. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Michigan Physical Therapy Association as well.
Ashley is originally from St. Clair, Michigan and is hoping to move closer to our Davison clinic, where she is currently practicing. Ashley feels that one of her strengths is to be able to get a good reading on how her patients are really feeling. “I can tell when they are in pain and just putting on a brave face. I want them to know that I understand how they feel, and I am going to do what ever it takes to help them get back to their normal, daily lives,” says Ashley. She also likes to let her patients know that she is invested in their recovery. She does that by asking them about their goals for physical therapy, their family and things they enjoy doing. She says it helps her get to know what is important to them and helps her put together an individualized plan of care.
In her spare time, Ashley loves to do anything outdoors, like boating and bike riding. She also volunteers at the Special Olympics helping athletes with disabilities train for their events.
APTC-Davison | 2138 Fairway Dr. | 810.412.5100 | AHerrick@advpt.com