Ashley Uyeshiro Simon OTD, OTR/L, MSCS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Room: CHP 133
Ashley Uyeshiro Simon practices Lifestyle Redesign® at the USC OT Faculty Practice, and works predominantly with clients in the Pain Management, Chronic Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, and Ergonomics Programs. She teaches the Optimal Living with Multiple Sclerosis course, is a National MS Society Partner in MS Care, and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. Dr. Uyeshiro Simon coordinates the Quality and Process Improvement projects for the Faculty Practice. She is a Resident Faculty Fellow in the Office of Residential Education, and has an interest in animal-assisted therapy for mental and physical health.
Dr. Uyeshiro Simon received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree in 2011 from the University of Southern California. She completed her residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, where she saw clients and conducted market analyses. She received her BA degree in Psychology and her MA degree in Occupational Therapy from USC.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2011 | University of Southern California
Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2010 | University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
2008 | University of Southern California
Uyeshiro Simon, A., & Collins, C. E. (2017). Lifestyle Redesign® for chronic pain management: A retrospective clinical efficacy study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7104190040p1-7104190040p7. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.025502 Show abstract
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the efficacy of a Lifestyle Redesign® intervention for people living with chronic pain on quality of life (QOL), function, self-efficacy, and pain levels.
METHOD: Clinical outcomes were collected from 45 patients who completed an individual outpatient Lifestyle Redesign occupational therapy program for chronic pain as part of their usual plan of medical care. Outcome measures included the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, the 36-Item Short-Form Survey, the Brief Pain Inventory, and the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. We analyzed scores using paired-samples t tests.
RESULTS: Significant changes were observed in occupational performance and satisfaction scores, physical and social functioning, role limitations due to physical and emotional problems, energy and fatigue, general health, and pain self-efficacy.
CONCLUSION: Lifestyle Redesign interventions, when integrated into a patient's medical plan of care, can improve patient functioning, self-efficacy, and QOL.
Uyeshiro Simon, A., & Reeves, L. (2015). Occupational therapy's role in headache management: A lifestyle behavioral approach [Poster session presented at the 17th Congress of the International Headache Society, Valencia, Spain]. Cephalalgia, 35(6S), 280-281. https://doi.org/10.1177/0333102415581304