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Meet Elite's Staff

Anna-Marie Hammond PT, DPT, ATC and Owner

Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer

Anna-Marie was born and raised in Long Beach, CA, where she grew up in the mecca of volleyball elites.  At a young age, Anna-Marie found her niche in playing volleyball.  Her abilities landed her a full athletic scholarship to the University of Idaho where she helped lead the Vandals to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1995.  Her accolades included All-conference honors twice, All-Region Honors once, and All-American Honors in 2003 as a senior for the Vandals.  Anna-Marie shined both on and off the volleyball court being named Big West Scholar Athlete of the year in 2002.  

 Following her stellar career at U of I she continued her education at Shenandoah University where she pursued her dual-degree, a Masters of Science in Athletic Training and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, which she completed in 2008. Her dual degree training allowed her to pursue and develop a multifaceted Sports Medicine expertise. She has been practicing as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the past 7 years in the orthopedic setting, treating a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical conditions.  Her treatment techniques include a variety of methods such as neuromuscular re-education, PNF, concentric and eccentric strengthening, muscle energy techniques, core stabilization, manual therapy, trigger point dry needling and various modalities. She believes in treating the whole kinetic chain not just the focalized injury site. She utilizes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to examine functional movements and determine cause of the movements dysfunction. She emphaisis the importance to her patients of injury prevention training, preseason training and combined cross training.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, fishing, playing with her lab, Jesse, taking care of her newborn son, and covering athletic events with her husband and Co-Owner Jeff Bailey.

 

Jeff Bailey, PTA, MS, ATC, NCTM and Owner

Physical Therapy Assistant/Athletic Trainer/Massage Therapist

Jeff was born in Warrenton, VA where he grew up in a family of outdoorsmen and athletes.  His grandfather was head of the CCC Baseball organization a youth baseball program for over 35 years.  Jeff grew up playing baseball in the Fauquier, Manassas, and Loudoun County areas. Jeff went on to play collegiate baseball at Bridgewater College, where he received his Bachelor in Health and Exercise Science in 2005. Jeff’s sports experience and education started his strong interest in sports related injuries and treatment.

 Jeff continued his education after Bridgewater by completing a certification in Massage Therapy in the spring of 2007.  During his massage therapy training, he also decided to purse a Masters Degree in Athletic Training at Shenandoah University.  He completed his Masters degree in the spring of 2008 shortly after the completion of his massage therapy certification. While attending Shenandoah he was a member of Iota Tau Epsilon Honor Society and received the Most Outstanding Graduate Award.  

After becoming a board certified Athletic Trainer in 2008, he began his career as the Head Athletic Trainer at Briar Woods High School.  He has been the Head Athletic Trainer there for the last 8 years.  During his tenure at the school he has worked with the three-time Div 4 State Champion Football team, four-time Cheerleading State Champion, one-time Softball State Champion, and a one-time Girls Soccer State Champion, and a one-time Volleyball State Champion.  He has also worked with a number of athletes who have continued on to a number of Division I athletic scholarships.  His joy in working with high school athletes in helping them come back from injuries and watching them grow into adults and continue to succeed on and off the field. In 2014, Jeff completed his Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Kent State University - Ashtabula and became a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant in August, 2014 adding to his vast knowledge of sports medicine and injuries associated with active individuals. 

In his spare time Jeff enjoys tournament bass fishing, hunting, covering athletic events and spending time with his wife, newborn son, and his lab, Jesse.

 

Brittany West, PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer

Brittany was born in Sterling, VA but moved to Manassas Park, VA with her family at a young age. She participated in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading while she was growing up and competed in competitive gymnastics up to Level 8, where she won multiple all around and event state titles in Virginia and was invited to be a member of the regional team. She was also voted Bull Run District Cheerleader of the Year twice and voted Regional Cheerleader of the Year during her senior year of high school. Once finished with her athletic career, Brittany continued her love for both sports by coaching at gyms in the Northern Virginia area.
Brittany continued to peruse her passion for athletics by obtaining her B.S. in Athletic Training at West Virginia University. While at West Virginia, Brittany worked with the football team during a span of four consecutive bowl game appearances and also worked with several nationally ranked wrestlers.
While at WVU she found a love for rehabilitation and decided to continue her education and obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in 2014. Upon graduation, Brittany moved back to the Northern Virginia area to begin her career.
Brittany’s passion and experience lies in the orthopedic setting were she can utilize her athletic training and physical therapy experience to treat various orthopedic pathologies of the spine and extremities, sports specific injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation. She believes in looking at the patient as a whole and addressing any impairment identified in order to allow return to previous function. Brittany believes in staying current with rehabilitation research and is interested in many continuing education opportunities that will allow her to offer superior treatment techniques to her patients.
In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. She enjoys going to different events, trying new activities, and going to as many restaurants as possible.


Ryan Lawson

Clinical Coordinator

 Ryan was born in Leesburg, VA where he and his family lived until they moved to Purcellville, VA in 2000. He grew up hunting and fishing with his dad and older brother. He was always involved in athletics. When he wasn’t playing organized baseball and football, he was in the backyard playing them with his family and friends. He went on to play football, run track, and wrestle at Loudoun Valley High School.  
Ryan played various positions during his football career as a corner back, running back, and special teams. His senior year of track, he had the second highest points earned on the team and also was acknowledged as the MVP. He placed second at the district track meet in the long jump, 6th in the 100 m and also went on to run at the state championship meet in the 4X1 relay.
After his successful high school athletic career, Ryan attended Radford University where he earned his B.S. degree in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine. Ryan worked with Anna-Marie the summer of his freshman year of college as a physical therapy technician. They have been in touch ever since, and Ryan is thrilled to be able to work as a part of her and Jeff’s team as a post graduate.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys multiple outdoor activities. He likes to fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, hike, and camp. He is also dedicated to his family and friends, and is always looking for an excuse to spend time with them.