Dr. Ashley Simmons graduated from Marymount Manhattan with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both dance and advertising in 2004. After an extensive professional dance career, Ashley returned to school and received her doctorate from University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Medicine. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics, specializing in rehab for dancers, gymnastics, complex conditions, chronic pain, and aquatic therapy. She has a passion for the dance population, focusing on injury management during performances, injury prevention, and education on health and overall wellness of the performer. Ashley is certified in Graston technique, uses multiple manual therapy techniques, and is experienced in kinesiotaping. As a professional dancer, Ashley worked for Kings Dominion for over 10 years as a performer, choreographer, and creative team hiring the entertainment department. She was a featured dancer in musicals, commercials, and dance companies in New York city and around the country. She has also taught dance, judged for multiple dance competitions, and was on faculty at local dance studios in Anne Arundel county. Ashley is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic section and performing arts special interest group. She travels to local dance studios and companies to do seminars on injury prevention and muscle education, as well performing injury screens and dance evaluations in studios and in the clinic. Ashley enjoys incorporating yoga and running into her weekly exercise, and when not working enjoys spending time with her husband and two energetic sons.