Ashley Speights O’Neill is a Washington, DC native who has been practicing orthopedic & sports physical therapy since receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2011. Prior to attending Duke, she received a B.S. Ed in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine & a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia in 2008. She also holds a Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Through her education & career, Ashley has gained extensive experience working with sports injuries of varying levels ranging from professional & collegiate athletes to pediatrics. She has completed long-term internships with Duke University Medical Center & Children’s National Medical Center.
Ashley’s treatment philosophy places an emphasis on manual therapy and functional exercise. She has special interests in injury prevention, chronic pain syndromes, competitive athletes, and the rehabilitation of the spine, shoulders, hips, & knees. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, a certified Functional Dry Needling Practitioner, and a clinical instructor to doctoral candidates in physical therapy. Ashley has also been featured on local news stations in regards to sports injuries & their prognosis at the professional level.