Annie was first introduced to the physical therapy world after having her first knee surgery at the age of 12. Since then, and throughout her 10-year career as a physical therapist, she has been a dedicated learner in all things related to the human mind and body. As a physical therapist, she has worked in home care, orthopedics and pelvic health. Often asked the question of why did you decide to work in pelvic health, her response always starts with educating individuals to empower them and give them autonomy over their body. She has taken extensive coursework and training for pelvic health through Herman and Wallace, a variety of orthopedic coursework including coursework through IPA, and is trained in visceral work through Barral. Annie believes in a holistic approach to her care. Along with her specialty in movement and manual work, sleep, diet, stress, mental and social health cannot be ignored.
Annie is currently pursuing her Holistic Sex Educator certificate through the Institute of Sexuality Education and Enlightenment. She has a passion for working with individuals with pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction, as well as working with individuals throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey. Annie melds her experience in orthopedics and pelvic health, and utilizes her experience as a movement specialist, yoga teacher and breath work facilitator to provide individualized care to help her patients reach their goals and live a full, meaningful life.
As a yoga practitioner for over 20 years, you can often find Annie taking a yoga class. She takes any opportunity to get out of NYC to hike, be in nature and travel. When in the city, she enjoys checking out live music, comedy shows, new restaurants or curled up at home with a book. As a life-long learner and forever curious, she is constantly looking for answers as to why we are the way we are.
Degrees, Certifications, Research & Publications
- BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota (cum laude
- DPT, Physical Therapy, Columbia University
- Board Certified in Women’s Health
- “Physical therapy services received by individuals with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Dunaway S, Montes J, McDermott MP, Martens W, Neisen A, Glanzman AM, Pasternak A, Riley S, Sprout D, Chiriboga C, Finkel R, Tennekoon G, Darras B, De Vivo D, Pandya S. J Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2016; 9(1):35-44
- Member APTA