We specialize in providing dance physical therapy and working with dancers to meet their unique needs, time requirements, and special considerations. Located in Severna Park, MD, Dr. Ashley Simmons has an extensive professional dance career prior to becoming a physical therapist. With this direct knowledge and experience of the grueling rehearsals and stress that a dancer puts on their body, Dr. Simmons specializes in dancer rehabilitation.
Dr. Simmons understands the desire to get the dancer back on their feet as soon as possible, within reason, for the specific injury. Having had multiple injuries herself, she also understands the psychological impact an injury has on the dancer's mind, body, and soul. She has had to sit out of ballet class due to an injury far too many times. This is why she travels throughout the state educating teachers, dancers, and young students at local dance studios on injury prevention, muscle health, and proper nutrition to avoid those devastating injuries. Multiple services are offered by Dr. Simmons to help dancers learn to dance smart, so they can dance long!
Dr. Ashley Simmons has provided dance physical therapy and services for the following venues and dance professionals: