Ashlee Dawn Medley

Clinical Assistant Professor Physical Therapy

Professor Medley is a full time faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at Emory & Henry College as well as the Rehab Coordinator for the Mel Leaman Free Clinic. 

She initially started at the College of Health Sciences as an Adjunct Professor in August 2016 and joined full time in January 2017.  Professor Medley graduated with a M.S. degree in Physical Therapy and a B.S. in Allied Health from the University of Kentucky Center for Rural Health in 1998.  She earned her Pediatric Specialist Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Certification (ABPTS) in July of 2017. 

She attended Emory & Henry College from 1993-1995 before transferring to the University of Kentucky to pursue her Physical Therapy degree. 

Upon graduation, she began her career in Smyth County working full time in Outpatient Rehabilitation and Pediatrics where she spent the following 18 years in clinical practice and served as Clinical Manager at a local Outpatient Rehabilitation practice in Chilhowie, VA.  


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

  • M.S.P.T., Physical Therapy
  • B.S., Allied Health


Specialty Certifications

  • Board Certified Pediatric Specialist (ABPTS, July 2017)


Within the Department of Physical Therapy at Emory & Henry College, Professor Medley assists in various courses including Pediatrics and Lifespan Human Development, Dry Anatomy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Patient Care Skills as well as Administration and Management.   

Her responsibility as the Rehab Clinic Coordinator at the Mel Leaman Free Clinic includes supervision of DPT students while providing rehabilitation services for the medically underserved in our rural community.  

In addition, she will be working in coordination with other PT, OT and PA faculty at Emory & Henry College to provide interprofessional collaborative experiences for the students in these academic programs.


Emory & Henry College, Marion, VA (August 2016-present)

  • DPT 701 Anatomy II (Dry Anatomy Lab)- Course Instructor
  • DPT 832 Administration & Management - Course Instructor
  • DPT 855 Pediatric PT- Co-course Instructor
  • DPT 859 Orthotics & Prosthetics - Course Instructor
  • DPT 723 Patient Care Skills III- Lab Instructor (Spring 2017)
  • DPT 854 Neuromuscular PT II - Lab Assistant (Fall 2016)

Professional Experience

Professor Medley brings a strong background of clinical experience and leadership to our program.

She has worked closely in collaboration with local pediatricians to provide pediatric physical therapy care in the Public School Setting, Early Intervention and Outpatient Rehabilitation for many infants and children in the Smyth County area. She also has extensive experience in the area of outpatient orthopedics with all ages as well as sub specialty experience in vestibular rehabilitation and Workers Compensation Rehabilitation. She is currently licensed to practice physical therapy in the state of Virginia.

Contact Info

565 Radio Hill Road
Marion, VA 24354



Emory & Henry College Health Sciences Campus