I was already an active sportswoman and my passion for working with people lead me to complete a Masters in Exercise Physiology. I love being active outdoors and am a firm believer in practicing what I preach. I’ve recognised exercise is truly the best medicine; I enjoy seeing clients make behavioural changes, become pain free and improve quality of life. I want to help incorporate exercise into everyone’s lifestyle, as I know it will change daily living for the better.
Originally from New Zealand, Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science in 2014. This is where she developed a passion for using exercise as medicine, which led her to complete a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Hons) at the University of Auckland in 2016. Understanding the significance exercise has on ageing, her dissertation explored associations between socio-demographic factors and the frailty syndrome in older adults with cardiovascular disease. Exercise Physiology was still developing in NZ so work brought her to Australia. Ashley believes in using an evidence based approach to manage long term health, movement, and pain through exercise in a fun and safe environment. When she’s not at work, Ashley enjoys Pilates, exploring Brisbane and learning Aussie phrases.
Ashley has had experience in occupational and clinical rehabilitation settings and has particular skill in working with clients who have cardiopulmonary or metabolic conditions, including:
> Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
> Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
> Type 1 Diabetes
> Type 2 Diabetes
Ashley also has an interest in prescribing exercise for neurological and neuromuscular rehabilitation, osteoarthritis and healthy ageing.
Professional Development & Contributions
Dec 2019 Managing tendinopathy
Oct 2019 ESSA Qld State Symposium
Aug 2019 Engaging older adults in physical activity
Mar 2019 Exercise Therapy for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome