Ashley Williams, PT, DPT

Ashley Williams, DPT

Ashley Williams completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Elon University in 2023. Prior to that, she received her undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Exercise Science, with a focus in Strength and Conditioning.

Early exposure to physical therapy helped Ashley to develop an understanding and appreciation for the profession. Seeing the difference that physical therapy made for her mother (who was hit by a drunk driver in a car accident and had to re-learn how to walk) and sister (who was born with brachial plexus palsy and needed continuous PT to keep her joints limber and muscles functioning) played a key role in igniting her interest in the field.

By her junior year in college, Ashley knew that she wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy and began interning at KCP. She says that her time as an intern helped to set her vision for the type of “patient-centered practice” that she wanted to join.

She also shares the philosophy of incorporating a lifelong fitness perspective into the practice. “Most PT environments will discharge a patient after rehab, and then that’s it. At KCP, patients aren’t abandoned when they finish rehab. They can graduate to the training program where they can continue to work out in an environment that is safe for them,” she says.

While attending Elon, Ashley developed a passion for Women’s Health and sought additional training from the Herman and Wallace Institute of Pelvic Rehabilitation. She also completed a 16-week internship with a clinical focus on pelvic floor dysfunction.

Now back at KCP full-time, Ashley will offer general orthopedic physical therapy, manual PT, and pelvic floor physical therapy.

Orthopedic disorders that she will treat include low back pain, sacroiliac pain, and joint pain and dysfunction.

Pelvic floor patients suffering from urinary or fecal incontinence, prolapse, painful intercourse, general pelvic pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, constipation, and chronic pain are invited to request an appointment with Ashley. Other areas of specialty include sexual health and wellness, pregnancy and postpartum care, and post-operative abdominal surgery care.

In addition to her work at KCP, Ashley volunteers with the Charlotte Pelvic Health Initiative, where she works with fellow pelvic health professionals to spread awareness of conditions and treatment options. She loves giving people the tools they need to help them achieve their goals.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, cooking, and going on hikes with her dog, Annabelle.

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