Our Current Residents
2019-2020 Academic Year
Vincent Ann, PT, DPT
Dr. Ann received his BA in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016 and his DPT from Washington University in St. Louis in 2019. Dr. Ann has a special interest in orthopedic rehabilitation, shoulder disorders, and rock climbing injuries. While completing his DPT, he hosted injury prevention and screening clinics for rock climbers at his local community gym and provided ergonomic assessment and exercise programs for climbing routesetters. He also has presented alongside faculty at a national conference on quality in healthcare, and the importance of reflecting on errors made in clinical practice.
Alejandra Hernandez, PT, DPT
Dr. Hernandez PT, DPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and BS in Kinesiology from San Diego State University (SDSU). While at San Diego State, Dr. Hernandez used 3D motion capture and portable motion sensors to research maladaptive posture and movement patterns in individuals with chronic low back pain. Dr. Hernandez has several notable publications and poster presentations at national conferences and is currently interested in identifying movement patterns among chronic low back pain patients.
Dr. Hernandez has clinical experience in general orthopedics with a variety of age ranges. Additionally, she is trained in the treatment of acute care injuries, lymphedema and vestibular rehabilitation. She has also taken further advanced coursework to further understand lymphedema treatment approaches and the relationship between breathing & postural control.
Dr. Hernandez was first introduced to physical therapy during her undergraduate career at SDSU, where she helped rehabilitate her father’s injuries, which were caused by repetitive stressors from his work in manual labor. Dr. Hernandez is passionate about educating on the benefits of physical therapy, improving the quality of care, and addressing disparities present in underserved populations, especially Spanish-speaking communities. Dr. Hernandez focuses on developing comprehensive patient-centered treatment plans utilizing manual techniques, functional exercises and movement re-training in order to assist the patient in reaching their goals. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Hernandez loves to hike, run, travel, explore new coffee shops and eat chocolate (dark chocolate).
Amena Nausheen, PT, DPT
Dr. Nausheen received her BS in Kinesiology in 2015 and Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2018. Dr. Nausheen's doctoral project was on "The Effects of Lumbar Manipulation on Outcomes in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome." Prior to beginning the orthopedic residency, Dr. Nausheen was a travel therapist who worked in four different outpatient physical therapy clinics. Her special interests include providing care to undeserved with a desire to complete more services trips, shoulder pain, and low back pain. In her free time, Dr. Amena enjoys hiking, exploring the city, reading, traveling, and trying new cuisines.