Veronica is a compassionate and energetic Integrative Physical Therapist with over 17 years of clinical experience specializing in complex spine disorders, women’s health, chronic pain, sports medicine, and general orthopedic and neurological disorders. She combines Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Medicine and Pilates to educate and assist her patients through their journey to healing, wellness, and independence.
Professional Yoga Therapy
Veronica was accepted into the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute in 2011 where she was introduced to Functional and Integrative Lifestyle Medicine and has invested thousands of hours studying and practicing the PYT Method under Dr. Garner’s guidance and mentorship. Veronica deepened her holistic therapy approach after studying at PYTI, exploring her patients’ emotional, spiritual, energetic, social, mental and nutritional health. Veronica has been able to intuitively diagnose and effectively treat a wide spectrum of patients ranging from chronic inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, advanced spinal disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and obesity, as well as caring for aging athletes, prenatal/postpartum mothers, the elderly population, musicians and artists.
In Spring 2018, Veronica became a Teaching Assistant for Yoga As Medicine I (Module 8) at PYTI. This is an Intensive 7 Day Continuing Education Yoga Therapy Training Course held on the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle, NC, teaching Dr. Garner’s methodology to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers seeking to integrate functional medicine into patient care and community education.
MTY can radically transform healthcare for the 21st century. That is the mission of Dr. Ginger Garner and her students all over the world. More information about the Medical Therapeutic Method can be found HERE.
Her passion for spreading the word about integrating a holistic approach in physical therapy naturally led her to move beyond the walls of patient care. She was a guest lecturer for students studying Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Howard University in Washington DC. She taught Integrative Physical Therapy and Spine Education classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Doordan Institute and wrote monthly health and wellness articles for the Severna Park Voice newspaper. She also had the opportunity to co-write a PYTI Yoga Therapy Training Report in the publication, Yoga Therapy Today.
Veronica has been married to her husband David for over 20 years and they have two sons, Ethan and Graham and young daughter Naomi, all born 100% naturally using The Bradley Method. She is actively involved in her community through her church, family, and friends. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Education & Credentials
2002 Masters in Physical Therapy [University of Maryland School of Medicine]
2003 Maryland Licensed Physical Therapist
2003-2011 Functional Manual Therapy CEU Training at The Institute of Physical Art [Steamboat Springs, Colorado] and Integrative Manual Therapy Solutions [Westhampton Beach, NY]
2005 Professional Pilates Instructor; Professional Health and Fitness Institute [Bethesda, MD] and Peak Pilates [Boulder, Colorado]
2014 Professional Yoga Therapist & Medical Therapeutic Yoga Instructor; Professional Yoga Therapy Institute [Emerald Isle, NC]
2018 PYTI Teaching Assistant Yoga As Medicine I; Professional Yoga Therapy Institute [Emerald Isle, NC]