Moving my body genuinely makes me happy and feeling good; I believe everyone deserves to have this feeling. I truly believe exercise is the best medicine when prescribed and performed appropriately. Helping others to improve their ability to move and function, eliminate pain and enhance their quality of life is so fulfilling. Working collaboratively with other allied health professionals has really enabled my clients to manage their health and I think it’s the key to successful self-management.
Before skipping the pond from New Zealand, Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science in 2014. Optimizing the health and wellbeing of others led her to complete a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Hons) in 2016. Ashley believes that knowledge is power and uses education to improve client engagement and understanding of how exercise can be adapted to benefit their health. Ashley uses an evidence based approach to encourage positive lifestyle habits, manage long term health, movement, and pain through exercise in a fun and safe environment. When she’s not at work, Ashley enjoys Pilates and exploring Brisbane for great food and wine.
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)
> Diabetes Mellitus
> Metabolic Conditions
Ashley has a passion for helping others create positive lifestyle habits to improve their general well-being and reduce cardiometabolic risk factors.
Professional Development & Contributions
Aug 2021 Body Satisfaction – dropping the body image struggle
Jul 2021 C.A.S.E: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Mental Health Rehabilitation
Jun 2021 Exercise After Bariatric Surgery
Jan 2021 Psychology, behaviour change & wellbeing management
Dec 2020 Vascular Ageing
Nov 2020 Mitochondrial Disease 101
Aug 2020 Evidence for use of Resistance Training Webinar
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