Ashley Newton is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Evidence In Motion Pelvic Health Certified (PHC) practitioner with a special interest in adult pelvic floor issues and yoga-related injuries. She works at Activcore in Princeton, NJ, located just 2 miles from Princeton University.
Ashley graduated from The College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from Rutgers University with her doctorate in physical therapy. While in college, she achieved her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from YogaStream, a Yoga Alliance certified yoga school. She also has advanced post-graduate training in the treatment of issues surrounding pelvic health via Evidence in Motion and the Herman and Wallace Rehabilitation Institute.
Ashley is passionate about creating a safe, inclusive environment for all her patients and optimizing care to reflect each patient’s personal health and wellness goals. Ashley treats all people regardless of their sex or gender identity and has a special interest in addressing pelvic pain conditions and helping yoga practitioners optimize their movement.
As a practitioner, Ashley regards the pelvic floor as part of an integrated whole and carries this mentality forward in treatment plans designed to optimize health, wellness, and participation. Ashley has developed her skills as an orthopedic and pelvic health physical therapist as well as a yoga teacher and combines her diverse educational backgrounds to treat you from head to toe.
After being introduced to the functional anatomy of yoga and receiving her teacher certification, she was inspired to pursue a career in physical therapy so that she could be a steward of safe, functional movement education. Her interest in pelvic health physical therapy was sparked when she unfortunately suffered a hip injury that manifested as a pelvic girdle pain condition. Frustrated that there was little information and guidance on the treatment of this condition, Ashley was motivated to pursue an education in pelvic health physical therapy to be an educator for both her patients as well as her colleagues on the prevalence of these conditions. In efforts to provide informed, inclusive care to all, Ashley has attended the Trans Wellness Conference in Philadelphia and has spoken on the importance of pelvic health on the podcast Redefining Yoga: A Movement by Lara podcast.
Ashley maintains an active lifestyle based in yoga, meditation, and backpacking. She especially enjoys cooking and developing dishes from whole food ingredients for her family. Her personal goal is to reduce her home’s waste and environmental impact to the best of her ability as well as create new, interesting dishes from plant-based ingredients.
PT (Physical Therapist)
DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
PHC (Evidence in Motion Pelvic Health Certification)
200 hour YogaStream Certified Yoga Instructor