Ashley Soughley PT, DPT, NCS received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and quickly learned her passion lied with helping patient's with neurological and vestibular diagnoses. She then went on to become a board certified Neurological Clinical Specialist, and an APTA Credentialed Vestibular Therapist.
Ashley has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, but it was the last several years as an outpatient physical therapist where she started to do more and more research on POTS, educating other clinicians and hospital systems throughout the Boston area and gave several large presentations about POTS to a wide variety of healthcare providers. It wasn't until early 2022 when she suffered her own bout of POTS which was one of the hardest illnesses to battle while trying to maintain a somewhat normal life. She put herself through an exercise protocol, and implemented various strategies which put all her symptoms in remission. It was in these moments where she realized just how debilitating the diagnosis really is, what her current patients are experiencing, and how important exercise is in the management of symptoms. She could no longer let other patients living with POTS suffer this much.
Ashley strives to help patients suffering with POTS get their lives back by getting their symptoms under control. She holds a special interest in helping athletes who have been diagnosed with POTS post-concussion and after various viral illnesses.
NEW to Rise Above POTS! R.A.P. is happy to announce that we are now welcoming patients with vestibular disorders! Please see the Physical Therapy section above to learn more!
When she's not nerding out to all things neurology and vestibular, she is a mom of 3 young and busy children, and a half-ass hippy who enjoys good food and drinks. In her spare time she enjoys exercise, teaching Les Mills BodyPump classes, surfing, and spending time at the beach, hiking, and being outdoors.