Ashley Zimmerman, Physical Therapist
Ashley and I met after being introduced by our mutual friend, Vanessa. Vanessa, who is a dear friend and plays a big role in Malas for Tatas, raved about Ashley's physical therapy skills after seeing her for an injury. My ears immediately perked up.
Ashley and I had the opportunity to get to know each other recently and wow, what a find. She is incredibly knowledgeable in the field of physical therapy and specializes in treating the pelvic floor. But that's not all, her approach is well thought through, taking into consideration all aspects of the soft tissue and its possible changes from either injury or related procedures. Another reason she stood out to me is because she is also a Pilates instructor. With her and I share that in common, I knew her understanding of movement gave her a well-rounded approach when treating clients.
As we spoke about her background, including years of study and experience, a very personal story emerged. She told me about a woman named Barbara, who was like a second mother to her. Barbara too was a physical therapist and took Ashley under her wing when she was in college. She spoke of the closeness of their relationship, how much she learned from her, and the great times they had together tailgating.
She also shared with me that Barbara, her dear friend, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, after some time, Barbara lost the fight, and Ashley was forever changed. She knew then that someday, she would give back in some way, in honor of Barbara. So here she is, my friends, part of a group of excellent preferred providers, ready to give back to our community. What an honor it is.
Ashley is excited to help and thinks that her area of expertise can really benefit our community. The procedures related to breast cancer; lumpectomy, lymphectomy, mastectomy, hysterectomies, have lasting effects that if left untreated, can lead to chronic pain and possibly immobility. Physical therapy is often left out of the rehabilitation process by the medical community, leaving it up to the patient to take it into their own hands. Ashley is a wonderful resource, practicing in both Denver and Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
We are honored to have Ashley’s support as one of our Preferred Providers for Malas for Tatas. Please enjoy the video below featuring Shannon and Ashley.
Learn more about Ashley at https://yourstrengthwithin.com/