Ashlie Emert


Ashlie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in New York City. As a long time ballet dancer and yogi, she was drawn to physical therapy as movement has always been a central and integral component to her life. Since graduating, Ashlie has accumulated a wealth of knowledge treating a wide spectrum of orthopedic injuries. Her primary clinical interests include hip pathologies, running related injuries, pregnancy related pain, postpartum conditions, diastasis recti, and SI joint disorders.

She is committed to empowering her patients to achieve their goals and aims to create specialized treatment plans unique to each individual. Her patients thrive with her approach to PT, which includes manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and/or yoga to return patients to their optimal level of function.

Prior to PT school, Ashlie lived abroad in Milan, Italy teaching English as a second language and completed a Master’s program in Sports Nutrition and Fitness at l’Universita’ degli studi di Milano. After leaving Italy, Ashlie backpacked through India and became a certified yoga teacher in Kerala, India.

She is currently pursuing a certificate in pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy and studying to become a board certified specialist in Orthopedics. In her spare time she can be found doing headstands, running, hiking or dancing. She has an insatiable love of travel. She speaks fluent Italian and basic Spanish and enjoys practicing both languages.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Columbia University (2017)
  • Master is Sports Nutrition and Fitness, University of Milan, Italy (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Arizona (2009)
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification, Shivanada Yoga, Kerala, India (2015)
  • 300 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification, Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Rishikesh, India ( 2019)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington
  • APTA Orthopedic Section member
  • APTA Women’s Health Section Member
  • The Effect of Yoga on Physical Function and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

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