The owner and lead physical therapist at Terre Haute Physical Therapy, Ashley Matchett, was born in Melbourne and raised in Brisbane, Australia. Two years after graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Ashley moved to the United States in 1995 to work and travel. Terre Haute became Ashely's permanent home when he met and married a local girl. The vision and concept of opening a private outpatient practice grew from the frustration Ashley felt when working for large corporations and hospitals. Ashley didn't like having to work with more than one patient at a time. He felt that it was cheating the patient out of the more individualized care they deserve. "I knew there had to be a better way to take care of the patient first."
In January 2002, the doors of Terre Haute Physical Therapy officially opened. The foundation and motto for which Ashley established Terre Haute Physical Therapy can be summed up in a quote by Janet Casey: "Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible." This same framed quote can be found hanging up on the walls of the clinic. Starting small but growing steadily, this foundation has promoted the development of a strong reputation for quality patient care.