Welcome Dr. Ashley Green!
Why did you want to become involved in physical therapy?
I was involved in many sports and activities growing up. My main sport was basketball but I knew I would not pursue it further than high school. I have always aspired to have a career in the medical field. I love helping people and have a passion for understanding pathologies, and the healing processes of the body. During my time in college, my interest in understanding the human body and movement grew. However, I did not know about physical therapy or athletic training until I became a sports medicine student intern. It was then that I realized, combining physical therapy and athletic training would allow me to combine my passion for sports and the human body. As a physical therapist and athletic trainer, I get to be a part of every step in the rehabilitation process and closely interact with my patients, which I think is the best part.
What is your background?
I am from Baltimore, Maryland but have had the fortune of traveling in and out of the United States. I grew up playing basketball and golf, and got involved in softball and snowboarding. I graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. After taking a year off, I started a dual physical therapy and athletic training program at Shenandoah University. Since then, I have developed additional interest in lifting weights, sport performance, nutrition and hiking.
What is your specialty or niche when it comes to physical therapy?
I have always been drawn to the athletic population, a byproduct of my background. My desire to work with the athletic population was a part of my reason to also become a Certified Athletic Trainer, providing me the flexibility to provide services on or off the field. Ultimately, I want to help people optimize their performance no matter if they are an athlete, weekend warrior or someone who desires to be more active. I don’t want to improve performance just from a physical aspect but also take into consideration the mental, emotional and nutritional aspects.
What are you most looking forward to in joining the Rehab 2 Perform team?
I am most excited about working with a team of physical therapists in a collaborative and open atmosphere. I aim to make my rehab meaningful to the patient and one that sets them up for success. I’m excited to start working with the Rehab2Perform team and bridge the gap between physical therapy and performance.
What are your plans on trying to engage and connect with the Bethesda community?
I love the presence Rehab2Perform has in the community and I am looking forward to being a part of that presence in Bethesda. I would love to get involved with community in anyway I can. I hope to connect with local gyms, high schools and colleges in the area.