Ashley Shrum, PT, DPT
Areas of Specialty
Sport-specific training: Volleyball
Ashley helps volleyball players of all levels return to the court and enhance overall athletic performance without requiring pain medications to continue to participate.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Saint Louis University, 2012
Bachelor of Exercise Science
Saint Louis University, 2010
Certified Dry Needling (Cert DN), 2017
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT), 2016
Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (Cert SFMA1), 2015
Native to Granite City, IL, Ashley relocated to Houston, TX early in her career, where work-related injuries were her primary focus. Currently in Denver, CO, Ashley specializes in volleyball specific orthopedic injury rehabilitation via telehealth services.
Having benefited from physical therapy as a child, Ashley pursued her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Saint Louis University.
She has participated in volleyball since she was 13 years old, continued with club level volleyball during her undergraduate years at SLU, and continues to play in recreational leagues throughout the greater Denver area to date.
Her professional development continued after graduation with certifications in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT), Dry Needling (Cert. DN), and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Ashley consistently advances her professional education to better serve her volleyball community, and has been a member with the American Physical Therapy Association since 2013, currently subscribing to the 'Colorado Chapter and Orthopedic' section.
Ashley's additional coursework includes:
Blood flow restriction (BFR)
Instrument assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM)
Adolescent injury rehabilitation
Overhead athlete rehabilitation
Ashley takes a whole-body, evidence driven, movement based approach to physical therapy. Her treatment methods empower patients to help themselves rather than relying solely on medical professionals and passive modalities for relief. Her focus remains positive and upbeat in helping her patients achieve personal milestones and develop healthy relationships with their own bodies.
Beyond physical therapy, Ashley loves to enjoy the outdoors with her husband, Gabe, and dog, Sal. Active by nature, her interests include traveling, volleyball, cycling, dancing, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and Colorado Avalanche hockey team.
Ashley's highest personal emphasis is in service to people, animals, and the natural environment. She and Gabe are frequent and avid volunteers in their local area, and support positive change for communities and people across the globe.