- Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology with a Minor in Health Studies
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy
- Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy
- Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Graduate
Ashlea obtained her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a minor in Health Studies from McMaster University, and continued her education at the University of Toronto completing her Master of Science in Physical Therapy.
Ashlea is committed to ongoing learning and has also earned her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is a CAMPT-Certified Physiotherapist and is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). By completing this rigorous post-graduate training, she has attained internationally recognized qualifications in orthopaedic theory, clinical reasoning and hands-on manual therapy skills. She has also completed further training with a focus on shoulder rehabilitation.
Ashlea also has extensive neurofunctional acupuncture training through the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. This acupuncture training is an University-based education program designed for qualified health professionals interested in integrating electroacupuncture into their practice. Ashlea has seen continued benefits from incorporating this specialized type of acupuncture into the treatments for her patients.
Ashlea has provided primary physiotherapy care for many notable Toronto events including the Toronto Ultimate Club summer championships; was a Dance and Performing Arts Treatment provider, and she was the head physiotherapist providing treatment at the Princess of Wales Theatre for the Toronto productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and HAIR.
In addition to her breadth of experience, she is also trained to assess, measure and fit patients with off-the-shelf and custom braces for conditions varying from, knee osteoarthritis, ACL injuries, patellofemoral pain, ligament instabilities and meniscal injuries.
Ashlea loves what she does and strives to provide each patient with individualized, research-guided treatment. Her focus incorporates her advanced manual therapy techniques, electroacupuncture and specific exercise prescription. When she in not at the clinic, she is running around with her two little boys, husband and dog! She loves to stay active working out, playing baseball and if she ever has time again, golfing!
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Ashlea's Completed Courses
Completed Lyn Watson Level 1 Shoulder Course, Spring 2017
Challenged and passed the Practical Component of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA Advanced Exam, Fall 2014
Challenged and passed the Written Component of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA Advanced Exam, Fall 2014
Completed Advanced Practical Examination Coaching Sessions (40 hours of mentorship provided through in class sessions with 5 FCAMPT instructors), Spring, Summer and Fall 2014
Completed Level V Manual Therapy Course – CPA Orthopaedic Division, Spring 2012
Completed Level IV Manual Therapy Course – CPA Orthopaedic Division, Fall 2013
Challenged and passed the Orthopaedic Division of CPA Intermediate Exam, Spring 2013
Completed Intermediate Practical Examination (IPE) Coaching Sessions (40 hours of mentorship provided through in class sessions and mock practical exams with 3 FCAMPT instructors), Fall 2012
Completed Level III Upper Manual Therapy Course – CPA Orthopaedic Division, Spring 2012
Completed Level III Lower Manual Therapy Course – CPA Orthopaedic Division, Fall 2011
Completed Level II Upper Manual Therapy Course – CPA Orthopaedic Division, Fall 2010
Completed the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals program (300 hours of advanced electroacupuncture training with a neurofunctional approach), Spring 2010
Trained to measure and fit DonJoy Custom Knee Braces, Spring 2009
Trained to administer Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Sonocur), Fall 2009
Completed Level II Lower Manual Therapy Course – CPA Orthopaedic Division, Fall 2009
Challenged and passed Level I Exam – CPA Orthopaedic Division, Spring 2009