Ashely Houck loves dancing. She’s also a first rate violinist. A leader. Well-educated. Certified in sign language. She also happens to be a great caregiver and a wonderful new addition to Team Orthology!
Ashely has successfully integrated her interest in the arts into the field of medicine. She found that physical therapy could really make a difference in the lives of artists, especially dancers. As she discovered early on, successful treatment can get these performers back to doing what they love. But she’s committed to helping everyone, caring for wide range of patients from diverse of cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds, physical limitations, and all ages.
The rewards are many. Patient’s individual stories, lives, and goals inspire her, and she knows that helping people along their journey to a healthy lifestyle–making a difference in their lives–is a gift. As Ashely says, in her enthusiastic way: “We end up learning a lot from our patients, too!’
She has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College, and was honored with the Maimonides Award in Healthcare upon graduating. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from University of Pittsburgh, a minor in chemistry, and a certificate in American Sign Language. While an undergrad, she was Assistant Concert Master Violinist in the University Orchestra; a member of the prestigious Heinz Chapel Choir; performed with the UOP Dance Ensemble and Ballet Club; assisted with biological sciences research.
Her lifelong involvement in the performing arts, namely dance, emanates from a strong ballet technique, awareness of body mechanics, and musicality. She founded a dance club at Touro College, and was active in the Student Physical Therapy Association
A self-described “newbie” at Orthology, her passion and success as a caregiver has made her fit right in!