Dr. Ashley O’Rourke DPT, ATC
Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist
Physical Therapy Certifications:
Blood Flow Restriction Training – BFR
Spinal Manipulation Therapy – SMT-1
About Dr. O’Rourke
Dr. Ashley O’Rourke is a dual credentialed Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). She completed her undergraduate degree in 2012 from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill where she earned a BA in Exercise and Sports Science- Athletic Training and Peace, War, and Defense. There, she worked with many of the Tar Heel’s sports teams including the Women’s Tennis ACC Championship team, Track and Field, Football, Baseball, and Men’s Soccer.
Following graduation, Dr. O’Rourke accepted the opportunity to work for the two professional soccer teams in Washington D.C.- DC United of Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). There, she served as an Athletic Trainer working with both the professional athletes and the youth development academy teams.
Upon her acceptance to PT school, Dr. O’Rourke then moved to Miami, FL where she pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree for the next three years at Florida International University- becoming employed as a licensed PT in November 2016 at a Sports & Orthopedic outpatient clinic in Columbia, MD. After a year and a half of working in the DC/Baltimore area with active individuals ranging from middle school and high athletes, to NCAA athletes and weekend warriors, Dr. O’Rourke decided to return to Miami to continue her career within the sports and orthopedic specialty here at Fox Physical Therapy.
Dr. O’Rourke grew up in a military family where she moved often and lived across various parts of the U.S. including Connecticut, California, Virginia, North Carolina, Nebraska, Maryland, DC, and Florida. While she enjoys many aspects of PT, her heart lies with working in sports/orthopedics. It was her injuries as a gymnast for 18 years, those of her teammates, and her involvement in several other sports that initially sparked her interest in the sports medicine field and eventually led her down the path to becoming an athletic trainer/physical therapist.
Her hobbies include traveling, boating, sports, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.