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  • Ashley Gutierrez

    Ashley GutierrezPT, DPT, OCS

    Ashley is originally from Midwest City, OK and graduated from Carl Albert High School in 2003 where she played volleyball, basketball, and track. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science in 2007 from the University of Oklahoma. During this time, Ashley was involved in community service serving on the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, the Great American Smoke-out Committee, and the Adopt-A-Child Committee.

    Ashley earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma. While attending physical therapy school, Ashley was the Community Service Chair for the Student Physical Therapy Association. She organized several community service events, including developing physical activities for elementary school kids, organizing a student medical team for the OKC Memorial Marathon, assisting children with developmental disabilities playing baseball, Relay for Life, and buying Christmas presents for children in Children’s Hospital.

    Ashley is also involved in the American Physical Therapy Association {APTA} and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association {OPTA}. She attended the APTA National Student Conclave in Miami, FL in 2009. She continues to participate in all state meetings and currently serves as the Treasurer for the OPTA Political Action Committee.

    She completed a year and a half Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program through Evidence in Motion. Through this program, Ashley has received advanced education in orthopaedics. Ashley then became Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2014, a distinction limited to less than 5% of actively practicing Physical Therapists. Her special interests include orthopedics, manual therapy, spinal dysfunction, and neurological rehabilitation. Her future plans include Board Certification in one of the specialty areas offered by the APTA.

    Ashley is married to a former OU football player and current Oklahoma City Firefighter, Jacob Gutierrez, and they recently welcomed a baby boy, Jace. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, attending OU sporting events, and volunteering in her church and community.