Dr. Ashlee graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011. Since then she has been working in outpatient orthopedics, which includes musculoskeletal and neuromuscular impairments, and the geriatrics population. Dr. Ashlee has been to several manual therapy courses for the upper and lower extremities and spine through Evidence in Motion, has been certified in Astym® to treat tendinopathies, is a certified clinical instructor through the APTA, and has received special training in headaches, as well as management and treatment of vestibular disorders, such as BPPV. Treating patients in an outpatient orthopedics setting focused heavily on manual therapy has paired well with Women’s Health.
When Dr. Ashlee was pregnant with her first son she experienced significant low back and sacroiliac joint pain. Both of these problems lingered on after giving birth and into her second pregnancy two years postpartum sparking an interest in Women's Health, specifically pregnancy and postpartum. Following the birth of her second son, she decided to take the APTA’s Fundamentals of Pregnancy and Postpartum, which confirmed her passion and drive to help women to feel their best during and after pregnancy. After working in an outpatient setting and not getting to spend the time she wanted or needed with each patient and seeing insurance denials and limited amounts of visits dictated by insurance, Dr. Ashlee decided to start Body Works Physical Therapy, LLC where she could provide patient’s with individualized one on one care without restrictions.
Dr. Elizabeth Eldridge, PT, OCS has had a passion for women's health and wellness ever since she learned about the pelvic floor in physical therapy school. Mentors advised her to focus on orthopedics first to build a strong foundation because no one is just a pelvic floor or just an abdomen. And so she did!
Dr. Elizabeth completed a residency and became a certified orthopedic specialist. She then dove head first into studying more about women's health, and she feels she has found her calling! Helping women who feel they have fallen through the cracks, who are confused and scared about their symptoms, who have been silently suffering, and who need to carve out some time for themselves for the first time in years is the true reason that she loves working in women's health.
Dr. Elizabeth is looking forward to serving women through Body Works Physical Therapy and advancing the field of women's health.