Ann has enjoyed treating patients in this community for the past 11 years. Her educational background includes a B.S. degree in Physical Education from the University of Massachusetts 1976, a M.S. degree in Exercise Physiology from Smith College 1985 and a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico 1999. Ann was awarded an athletic scholarship for Tennis and Basketball in 1973 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 1985 she was awarded a teaching fellowship at Smith College where I taught physical education classes, and assisted with conducting research and management of the Human Performance Laboratory. Ann has 23 years of experience as a Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedic medicine and manual therapy. Her work experience has been in various settings such as Occupational Medicine, Spine clinics, Sports Medicine, and hospital rehabilitation. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, she was a Fitness/Wellness Director, Corporate Fitness Director and instructor trainer for the YMCA. Ann’s philosophy of Physical Therapy is to combine manual therapy with therapeutic exercise to treat movement dysfunctions to return patients back to a better quality of life with improved function and decrease pain levels. When she is not taking care of patients, Ann enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking, running, skiing, snow shoeing, camping and traveling.