Dr. elizaBeth Ansley
Beth received both her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies in 2010 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma. After working as a traveling physical therapist, she decided to make the Pacific Northwest home. While traveling, Beth started CrossFit to meet new people and soon fell in love with the community. She became a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and currently coaches at CrossFit Twenty Pound Hammer in Ballard.
Beth has a passion for treating athletes of all types but has a particular interest in combining her knowledge of proper movement and coaching experience to treat CrossFit and weightlifting athletes. As a tennis player herself, she also enjoys working with tennis players and overhead athletes to reduce the risk of shoulder injuries.
Communication and education are a key part of the rehabilitation process. Beth is well equipped to guide her patients and provide the tools they need to take control of their rehab. She also places value on movement screens as a tool to reduce the risk of future injuries by correcting movement patterns before they become a problem.
Beth has specialty training and certification in:
- CrossFit medicine
- Functional Movement Assessment
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment
- Treating patients post-motor vehicle accident
Beth has a background and interest in treating CrossFit athletes, runners, and tennis players.
In 2015, Beth was awarded a Board Specialty in orthopedics by the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, post-graduate education and certifications include:
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- USAW Weightlifting Trainer
- SFMA Level 1
- FMS Level 1
- Scientific Principles of Sports Rehabilitation (Clinical Athlete)
With all of her patients, Beth emphasizes a preventative approach - hoping to reduce the risk of future injuries by correcting movement patterns before they become a problem.
Beth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, watching movies and TV shows, and trying new restaurants. She stays active with CrossFit, playing tennis, hiking, snowboarding, and trying new sports.