Ashlea Tecker PTA Bloomington Saunders Therapy Centers

Ashlea Tecker, PTA

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Bloomington

Education: 2013 Bachelor’s of Science Degree University of South Dakota. 2020 AAS in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis

Joined Saunders: 2021

Ashlea Tecker, PTA

Ashlea joined Saunders in 2021 as a Physical Therapy Assistant in our Bloomington location. She received her BS from the University of South Dakota in 2013 and graduated in 2020 with her AAS in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.

She enjoys meeting new clients and learning about the variety of jobs her clients perform while creating a specialized exercise program to closely simulate their job tasks. She also enjoys working with them on their path to meeting their goals and becoming more functional.

In her spare time she enjoys riding bikes around the trails and lakes of MN, gardening, and just relaxing at home.

Q&A with Ashlea

Why did you become a physical therapist assistant?

I was working as an aide at a physical therapy clinic to earn extra cash to pay off my student loans from my bachelor’s degree and really enjoyed learning from the PTs and seeing what they got to do.  I decided to go back to school to become a PTA so I could have a job I enjoyed coming to every day.

What can patients expect when they see you in the clinic?

A friendly face who is there to listen to you, but also push you to reach your full potential.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

I like to garden, hang out with my family, and spend time outside.

What are your favorite ways of staying healthy?

Gardening, going on walks, and riding bikes.

Where is your hometown?

Yankton, SD

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a zookeeper that took care of the baby animals especially the capuchin monkeys.

What is your favorite thing about living in Minnesota?

My favorite thing about living in MN is being closer to my family and seeing them more often than I have been able to in quite a while.