Ann (Annie) Baker, PT, MSPT
Physical Therapist, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science, and from the Univeristy of Indianapolis in 1993 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She is certified through MyoPain ® in Dry needling, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Stott Pilates Certified Instructor with Advanced Training in Pilates for Rehabilitation, Certified Yoga Instructor in Integral, Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa, Yoga for the Special Child, and Yoga for Rehabilitation, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Awareness through Movement and Functional Integration, ZEN*GA Mat and Reformer Instructor, TRX Instructor, STC and SMSTC, Level 1, Healing Touch Level 1 and Healing Touch for Animals Level 1 and 2, Reiki Method of Natural Healing, First and Second Degree
With over 25 years of experience, Annie has had the opportunity to serve patients and clients in numerous treatment settings, including acute/intensive care, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home health, private practice, wellness centers and fitness studios. Her love of travel (and play!) has taken her to all corners of the country, with licenses to practice in 10 different states. Along the way, Annie has learned to adapt quickly to many different situations and embrace the many challenges that come with change.
Annie believes strongly in a holistic approach to health and has sought out both traditional and complementary trainings to allow her to meet her patients’ needs at all levels along the spectrum of wellness. Her courses have integrated a wide variety of manual therapy approaches with innovative movement reeducation techniques, and Annie believes strongly in teaching patients how to care for themselves long after formal therapy sessions are complete.
Outside of work, Annie has a love for all creatures great and small, but especially her cat Oliver. She enjoys trail running, hiking, camping, kayaking, dancing, weaving/felting, and learning how to play the hammered dulcimer. Having come to VA by way of her home state of PA, Annie has learned this year that the “South” is apparently the new “North”, and she plans to purchase some warmer clothing in the near future