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Ann Wendel, PT, ATC
Ann Wendel is an internationally-recognized women's health Physical Therapist (PT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). She has worked with a wide variety of patients, ranging from professional athletes to patients with neurological, orthopedic, and pelvic floor issues.
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Ann uses a variety of treatments to help her patients reach their personal goals including dry needling, manual therapy, strength training, and Pilates, as well as lifestyle changes like sleep, nutrition, and stress management.
As a well-rounded physical therapist with almost 20 years of clinical experience, Ann provides the Girls Gone Strong Community with the most up-to-date information about injury prevention and treatment, pain management, and women’s health issues, among other topics.
Ann’s articles help women understand why they may be experiencing certain pain or discomfort, and gives them easy-to-understand, actionable steps so they can take charge of their health immediately. Two of her most popular include “How Should I Treat My Sore And Tight Hip Flexors?” and “Why Is My Shoulder Blade Grinding, Popping, And Achy?”
As a woman with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (autoimmune thyroid disease) Ann is also passionate about topics like exercise and autoimmune illness, where she addresses the challenges that many women with autoimmune illnesses such as Crohn’s, Colitis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Rheumatoid Arthritis may face when it comes to following a consistent exercise regimen, while staying safe and healthy.
This mother of two is a highly-sought-after professional. Ann not only owns and operates Prana Physical Therapy in Alexandria, VA, where she provides patient care, she also writes and travels around the world presenting and consulting with other physical therapists and business owners. In addition, she serves as a Media Spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
It’s rare to find a clinician who is so well respected in both the physical therapy community and the strength training community, making Ann uniquely qualified to serve on the Girls Gone Strong Advisory Board.