Training & Qualifications
Ashley Gusberti is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation, with a degree in Physiotherapy. On top of her university qualifications, she is also trained in:
- Acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada)
- Integrated Dry Needling
- Functional abilities problem evaluations and reconditioning programs
- Jaw / Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction treatment
- Custom orthotics
- Parkinson’s Disease - Exercise as Primary Treatment (Neurofit BC)
Unique Service Offerings
On top of general physiotherapy services, Ashley offers dry needling and acupuncture.
More About Ashley
What do you like best about being a physiotherapist?
“My favourite thing about being a physiotherapist is seeing someone’s face when they accomplish something that they didn’t think they could, like making a full rotation on a bike after a knee replacement,” says Ashley. “And making someone who is hopeless feel hopeful again.”
Tell us about why you became a physiotherapist.
“I wanted to become a physiotherapist when I fell in love with human anatomy and physiology. I am fascinated by how the body works. Also, I’ve always been passionate about sports and helping people, so physiotherapy felt like my perfect fit.”
What do you like about working at River East Physiotherapy?
“We have the best patients and the best staff! Hands down!”
What’s something you’re proud of?
“I’m really proud of my shoulder rehabilitation skills – I’ve helped many people with complex shoulder injuries get back to doing heavy workloads. I’ve treated patients frustrated with torn rotator cuffs, stubborn shoulder pain, and post-surgical recovery. Some of these people thought they were hopeless causes, but we worked together and proved that wrong. Treating shoulder injuries has become one of my favourite things to do at work.”
What are some compliments you’ve received from patients?
“I have the best patients. I love when people tell me I’ve made their day or that I am excellent at what I do. But I also love when my patients say they trust me and that they believe they can get better.”
What’s your favourite thing to do in your free time?
“My favourite thing to do in my spare time is play hockey. I play ice hockey, ball hockey and sponge hockey. I’m actually a two-time female sponge hockey world champion! I also love to travel and meet new people along the way.”
Someone who knows you well would describe you as…
“Oh boy... probably many things! They’d probably say that I’m a busy bee and don’t like to sit still. I’m passionate about people and the relationships I have. And that I think I’m funny but I’m not.”
Where are you from and what’s great about it?
“I grew up in the Interlake region, but I currently live in East Kildonan. One thing that’s great about East Kildonan is the Gateway Trail – I love it!”