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Division of Physical Therapy
UNM Health Sciences Center
MSC 09-5230
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-5479
Fax: 505-272-8079

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Ashley Astles, PT, DPT


Adjunct Faculty

Ashley K. Astles, PT, DPT received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2008 and a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2011. She plans to pursue a specialist certification in cardiovascular & pulmonary after completing a research initiative at UNMH.

 Dr. Astles began her clinical career practicing in the acute care setting promoting recovery across a broad spectrum of diagnoses at various levels of acuity with a keen interest at improving the clinical outcomes of patients in the intensive care unit. During her employment in south Florida, she successfully implemented new protocols to standardize the delivery of care and was instrumental in the establishment of a rehabilitation department in a new medical facility within the health system. Before joining the Division of Physical Therapy as an adjunct faculty member in 2018, she arrived to Albuquerque as a traveling physical therapist at UNMH. Prior to her contract at UNMH, she spent a few years working as a traveler in various clinical settings in California and Florida.

 Dr. Astles was a teaching assistant for the physical and occupational therapy programs at the University of Florida as a graduate student from 2009-2010. She was also an Assistant Professor and ACCE for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Indian River State College for two academic years starting in 2014, where she co-developed and implemented a new curriculum to meet the demands of today’s entry level PTA clinicians.