Ashley Rice PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certification and Licensure:

Licensed Physical Therapist in North Carolina

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member in National and State Chapters

American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Specialty Section Member 

Specialized Training:

Gait Analysis and Equipment Selection

Evaluation and Treatment of Functional Movement Disorder

Standardized Gross Motor Assessment

Individualized Medical Equipment Evaluation

Serial casting 

Assessment and training of WalkAide device


Cerebral Palsy


Genetic Disorders

Gross Motor Developmental Delay

Congenital Muscular Torticollis and Positional Plagiocephaly

Physical Complications Secondary to Prematurity

Gait Deviation

Management of Medically Fragile Children

Toe walking 



Ashley grew up in Durham, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a Minor in Spanish for the Medical Professions.  She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Methodist University in 2019. Since beginning her practice, Ashley has worked in pediatrics in the orthopedic outpatient setting, inpatient pediatric setting, and general pediatrics setting.  Ashley has participated in pediatric specialty courses including Gait Analysis and Equipment Selection, Patellofemoral Syndrome, and Toe Walking.  She has had the opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team including physicians, biomechanists, and athletic trainers to create individualized care plans based off analysis of gait using EMG and force place data as well as providing serial casting for children with tight heel cords. Ashley has also had experience with the treatment of premature infants and medically complex children in the hospital setting. Ashley enjoys making family-centered goals to allow each child to perform to their maximum capabilities. Ashley lives in Durham, NC with her husband and dog and enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking when not working as a pediatric PT.