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Ashley Palacio, DPT​, CMPT | Board Certified Manual Physical Therapist

General Orthopedics, Post Operative Care, Pulmonary, Manual Therapy

Ashley earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Montana.  She also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Fort Lewis College.  While earning her DPT, Ashley had the opportunity to participate in continuing education courses in pulmonary function and neurological rehab.  She also had the opportunity to learn about canine rehab during her clinical experience.  Ashley’s areas of professional interest for continuing education include cardiopulmonary rehab, neurological rehab, general orthopedics, and manual therapy.  Ashley plans to continue to further her clinical skills by attending continuing education courses and by applying evidence based practice.  Ashley has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2013.

Ashley enjoys spending time with friends and family, and relishing all of the beautiful scenery that the Bitterroot Valley has to offer.  She loves being outdoors, biking, snowboarding, taking her dog paddle boarding, running, and hiking.

Why did you become a Physical Therapist?

I knew I wanted to do something in the field of medicine since I was young. In college I had a PT come to help prevent injuries on our cross country team. I started to shadow him and realized I wanted to be a PT to be able to help improve the quality of lives of other people.