Nicole is a Physical Therapist Assistant student studying at Florida State College in Jacksonville. She will graduate in August of 2015 and will be able to practice Physical Therapy with her license in October. For the past twelve years she has been a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release. Although she has practiced spa massage for a brief time, her heart and main expertise is in medical massage. Nicole enjoys helping people heal in all aspects of rehabilitation and is excited to have this opportunity to expand her knowledge and skill with the great healthcare team at Therapy Works!
TherapyWorks would like to welcome a wonderful new physical therapist to our team, Anna Merkel, PT, DPT! Here is a little-bit about Anna… she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Florida in 2009. In the spring of 2014 she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UNF. After passing the National Physical Therapy Exam she took off on a trip around the world with her husband. She spent a year traveling everywhere from Iceland to India, Japan to Easter Island, and many places in between! Anna’s primary areas of interest are orthopedics and women’s health, with an emphasis on manual therapy, patient education, and Pilates-based therapeutic exercise as interventions. When not in the clinic she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, fishing, reading, cooking and traveling. We look forward to many years with Anna in providing the best and most effective therapy care possible to our patients.