I truly believe that “exercise is the best medicine” for the treatment of any health concern. Everyone deserves to move, function and live well. It is important the client is understood and prescribed a tailored program based on comprehensive knowledge and clinical reasoning. Following a holistic approach, which client care is centred through collaboration of allied health professionals, facilitates greater health outcomes and long-term management.
In 2014, Ashley graduated Auckland University with a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science and went on to complete a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Hons) in 2016. She then moved to Queensland in 2018 to practice what she preached. Ashley believes that education is vital to improving your health and is passionate about passing knowledge to clients. She feels this enhances understanding of the condition and the role exercise can play to optimise well-being and life. Ashley follows an evidence-based exercise approach to provide clients with solutions for optimal symptom management, promote moving the body and enabling positive behaviour change. When she’s not at work, Ashley enjoys travelling, exploring Brisbane walks with her pup and playing hockey.
Ashley has experience working with a diverse group of clients in occupational and clinical rehabilitation settings. She has particular skill in helping clients to facilitate long term behavioural changes. She is very passionate about improving health outcomes particularly in clients who have cardiopulmonary, metabolic and endocrine conditions. For example
> Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
> Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
> Diabetes Mellitus
> Metabolic Syndrome
> Inflammatory diseases
> Mitochondrial Disease
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