Dr. Ashley Plummer, PT, DPT, PCS
Owner and Founder of Jax Kids Aquatics, LLC
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Dr. Ashley Plummer is a licensed physical therapist and board certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. She founded Jax Kids Aquatics in 2023 after recognizing a lack of aquatic therapy services specifically catered to children in her local community. Ashley graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2010. Ashley has twelve years of experience working with children with special needs in a variety of settings, from pediatric acute care to early intervention. Her passion for aquatic therapy came early in her career when working in the inpatient rehabilitation setting with patients with brain injuries. She saw the impact that the water had on their ability to move more freely, while at the same time uplifting their spirits. She has continued to use aquatics throughout her career, furthering her knowledge through continuing education and hands-on training. Ashley understands the value the aquatic environment has on recovery, when a child's skills on land seem to have plateaued. Ashley enjoys coaching families on how to help their children succeed and reach their fullest potential.
Outside of the pool, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, whom she met in PT school, and their two daughters. She was raised in Southwest Florida, but has called Jacksonville home since 2010. She is passionate about all things local and loves cheering on the Florida Gators and the Jacksonville Jaguars on game day. She enjoys traveling and exploring new parts of the world. Ashley has organized and led several medical mission trips to Haiti, Romania, and Mexico, providing physical therapy services to those in need.
Jax Kids Aquatics empowers all children to reach their full potential through innovative and effective aquatic therapy services. By offering an alternative to traditional therapy, we seek to provide a fun and uplifting environment, to allow a child to improve their movement, interactions, and participation in order to reach their specific goals.