“ If you want to get well,definitely go to this facility! Anna, Katie, and Jeff rock! They are "hands on" physical therapist that use a variety of modalities along with teaching you how to strengthen supporting muscle groups. I've checked out three other facilities in the area and by far Elite is the best! If they give you...
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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 14 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, fuctional and isolated strengthening, muscle energy techniques, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS), blood flow restriction training (BFR). Manuals interventions include myofascial release, cupping, IASTM with Hawkgrips tools, trigger point dry needling, and spinal/joint manipulations as well as incorpoarting various modalities based off the condition or injury. She believes in treating the whole kinetic chain and not just the focalized injury site. She utilizes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to examine functional movements and determine the cause of your condition or injury. She emphasizes the importance to her patients of injury prevention, preseason training and combined cross training.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband (Co-Owner Jeff Bailey),two boys, and newborn daughter, reading, gardening, fishing, and covering athletic events with her husband.
Jeff Bailey, PTA, MS, ATC, and Owner
Physical Therapy Assistant/Athletic Trainer
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 14 years. During his tenure at the school he has worked with 14 state champinoship teams since 2008. He has also worked with a number of athletes who have continued on to a number of Division I athletic scholarships and two athletes who have continued on to the NFL. 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. Jeff has various treatment approaches and incorporates Hawkgrips (IASTM) tools, cupping, blood flow restriction training (BFR), spinal and joint manipulations as well as his SFMA, Straincounter strain, and DNS certifications.
In his spare time Jeff enjoys tournament bass fishing, hunting, covering athletic events and spending time with his wife, two sons, newborn daughter, and his lab, Jesse.
Katie Palmer, PT, DPT
Katie Palmer joined ESMPT in August 2020. She grew up in the Richmond, VA area and spent her time playing tennis and painting. Katie played competitive tennis all through high school, competing in local tournaments and playing on her high school team. Her love of sports only grew as she went to Longwood University and had the opportunity to work with collegiate athletes. She graduated from Longwood University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and a minor in Pre-professional Clinical Studies.
Katie continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University where she graduated in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Health and Movement Sciences. While at VCU, she learned the importance of understanding how to work with individuals with chronic conditions that want to return to daily function. After graduation, Katie worked as a personal trainer specializing in working with those with chronic conditions and injuries.
Katie knew her passion was to become a physical therapist, so she pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, VA. Her love for orthopedics and sports medicine was reignited as she completed her clinical rotations at various orthopedics and sports facilities. She graduated in May 2020 and enjoys working with athletes of all levels as well as those trying to return to daily activities. In her spare time, Katie loves to explore and create new memories with her daughter, husband, and three dogs.
Taylor Wagoner, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
In her spare time Taylor enjoys exploring new places, thrifting, finding the best coffee shops, and spending time with her family, long term boyfriend, and three cats.
Paulo Azzolini Jr., PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant