As a leader in physical therapy in Arizona, Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy was founded on patient-first ideals and hands-on, individualized physical therapy practices. Employing cutting edge techniques, each of our physical therapists brings their talent, passion, and dedication to the industry.
Each month we highlight an individual therapist’s contribution to the Foothills Sports Medicine community; this month we spoke with Ashley Phillips.
Ashley Phillips is a physical therapist at Foothills Sports Medicine Metro Center location. Though originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ashley made the 400-mile move to Tempe, Arizona, attending Arizona State University and finishing her physical therapy education at Midwestern University in Glendale. During college, Ashley completed her rotations at Foothills Sports Medicine’s Surprise location, enjoying the time she spent there almost as much as the community. This solidified her move to Arizona and a full-time place with the Foothills family. Though traveling remains one of her favorite hobbies, she now prefers more beachfront locations like San Diego or Cabo.
Ashley describes herself as a people person. Her favorite part of working at Foothills, specifically Metro Center, is the amount of quality time she gets to spend with her patients that they may not get from their doctors. In fact, she says that a typical day for her involves mostly personal patient time. Her position allows her to combine her love of her patients with her passion for health care. She always knew she wanted a career in health care, but after tearing her ACL in high school, her physical therapist inspired Ashley to look into the possibility of being a physical therapist herself.
Her goals for the future are to continue to grow and improve her skill set with Foothills, eventually learning all aspects of how to direct a physical therapy clinic—a position she’s already in training for! If you’re interested in a career in physical therapy, she says you need a strong desire to help people and a willingness to listen to them.
If you think you may need physical therapy in Arizona, contact your local Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy clinic. Schedule your free online assessment here today to receive hands-on care from one of our amazing PTs like Ashley!