Anna grew up in Lakeland, Tennessee, just outside of Memphis. She attended Mississippi State University receiving a degree in kinesiology with a concentration in clinical exercise physiology. She then returned to Memphis to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
One reason she chose to pursue a career in physical therapy is the opportunity for deep relationships that physical therapists can build with their patients. Through shadowing hours before physical therapy school, conferences and school classes, Anna became more interested in pelvic health. She observed how this setting changed people’s lives and gave them hope when they thought there was no answer for their problem or dysfunction.
The pelvic health specialty of physical therapy gives Anna an opportunity to listen to patients, validate and encourage them, and build trusting relationships, all while providing physical healing and restoration. She enjoys treating a variety of patients including pregnant and postpartum women, athletes and patients with pelvic pain.
When not working, you’ll find Anna kayaking, running, lifting weights or doing anything outside. She loves spending time with and exploring new local restaurants with her husband.