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Ashley Takekawa, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

“I focus on helping patients fully understand their injury as well as predisposing risk factors, facilitating their therapeutic success.”

 


Expertise

  • Certified Athletic Trainer—extensive training in sports medicine
  • Dance rehab specialist and MN Dance Medicine Foundation member
  • Hip and lower extremity injury specialist
  • Running gait analysis and return to sports
  • Manual therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

Education

  • St. Catherine University: Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Gustavus Adolphus College: Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and Health Fitness

Ashley was a 4-year member of the Dance Team at Gustavus Adolphus College and grew up playing soccer, basketball, and golf. She has a passion for sports and helping patients return to the sports they love. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Ashley practiced as a Registered Athletic Trainer working with high school state champion athletic teams.

Ashley’s treatment approach includes various manual therapy techniques combined with neuromuscular
re-education and exercise to help maintain changes achieved in therapy. She strongly believes that the most successful patients are the ones who are educated on the risk factors and causes of their injuries empowering them to prevent the injuries from recurring.