Ashleigh was drawn to the O&P field in High School after shadowing a close neighbor that worked in the field. While shadowing, a patient had their first prosthetic fitting and was able to walk across the room for the first time in years. Witnessing the patient- prosthetist interaction is what got her hooked. She had just seen a husband cry tears of joy for his wife, Ashleigh knew this is what she wanted to do.
Ashleigh started at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina to obtain her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. She went on to obtain her Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. During her clinical rotation at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Honolulu, Ashleigh’s work involved, building, and fitting of many custom and OTS orthoses to patients; including but not limited to conventional AFOs, KAFOs, FOs, KOs, spinal orthoses, and WHOs. Ashleigh built and fit prostheses for Amputees of all ranges, including bilateral amputees in both upper and lower limbs. In addition, she worked closely with the PM&R clinic following patient progression through rehabilitation and prosthetic gait training.
Ashleigh started with MCOP in the summer of 2022 and is focused on lower limb prosthetics and a myriad of orthotics, ranging from pediatric to geriatric ages. Before working at MCOP she worked for Hanger in Rocky Mount, NC where she traveled between 3 clinical offices and 4 hospitals.
Currently, Ashleigh lives in Washington, D.C. and loves to host game nights with friends, hike with her dog and play softball. She also, loves to cook a variety of cultural foods and try new recipes she picks up from traveling. Ashleigh enjoys going back to Raleigh, North Carolina from time to time to visit with her family.