Ashley Kernstock is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist at OrthoVirginia’s Boulders location. Ashley completed her graduate program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2009. She spent several years treating upper extremity orthopedic diagnoses in Chicago’s North Shore area. She recently moved to Richmond and joined the hand team at OrthoVirgina in 2016.
Ashley greatly values the close relationships that OrthoVirginia facilitates between clients, staff, therapists, and physicians to improve recovery outcomes. Ashley enjoys treating clients with upper extremity (hand and arm) diagnoses. Ashley utilizes both manual techniques and functional exercises, and she has a specific interest in the healing phases of traumatic injuries.
In her professional and personal life, Ashley strives to find "flow" based on identifying the "just right challenge" to promote enjoyment and growth within occupational activities. With clients, she is motivated assist achievement of their functional goals, and in her free time, Ashley enjoys the challenges and gratification of biking, yoga, and family.