Ann Behrends is a licensed physical therapist who has been practicing her craft since 1985. Ann first obtained her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy as well as her master’s degree in kinesiology in 1985 from the Texas Woman’s University. She later completed her training as a Feldenkrais practitioner in 2004 after studying with David Zemach Bersin. In addition, Ann is also nationally certified in massage therapy and body work. Ann has extensive post-graduate training, has been a guest lecturer as well as an instructor and author in many aspects within the field of physical therapy.
Ann’s areas of expertise include the treatment of chronic knee pain, chronic foot and ankle pain, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, early scoliosis and posture intervention, dance medicine, and rehabilitation for gymnastics and baseball players. Her background in dance, aerial dance and Pilates provide her with an amazing understanding of how the human body works as a whole. Ann can best be described as an incredible “think outside the box” practitioner who can provide treatment alternatives when the traditional methods fail or when patients are faced with particularly difficult obstacles that they are struggling to overcome.
Ann’s personal interests include teaching and performing aerial dance and participating in Pilates. She has been a huge baseball enthusiast her entire life and is a faithful Washington Nationals baseball fan. She also enjoys the outdoors while riding her motorcycle whenever she has the opportunity.