About Annemarie Alf
Annemarie Alf, PT, DPT, CSCS is North County San Diego’s leading Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in returning athletes of all ages back to the sports and activities they love.
She founded OLYMPUS MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE because she wanted to create a space that focuses on the WHOLE person and athlete. After spending many years in her young professional career with youth and high school aged athletes, she has returned to those roots in the foundation of creating Olympus Movement Performance. Annemarie focuses on returning athletes of all ages from the rehab phase to the performance/ return to sport or activity phase. As an athlete herself, she has fully recovered from a full knee reconstruction of an ACL repair, MCL and medial/ lateral meniscal tears to all the sports she loves.
But Olympus doesn’t just focus on the young athlete. Annemarie has seen a huge void in the traditional medical and physical therapy settings in actually addressing the root causes of injuries and ‘diseases.’ For this reason she has created the Holistic/ Integrated approach that Functional Medicine/ Nutrition and Hormone Balancing allows for to assess and treat the WHOLE person.
ANNEMARIE graduated with a DOCTORATE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY from UNIVERSITY OF ST AUGUSTINE.
She is certified as A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH and a Certified SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) provider.
Annemarie, an athlete herself, is a National Champion Waterski Jumper, CrossFit athlete, UltraRunner and IRONMAN Canada finisher.
She was the first American Physical Therapist to work with any Chinese Olympic Team at an Olympic Games. As the Performance Physical Therapist to the Men's and Women's Chinese Olympic Gymnastics Team she attended the 2012 London Olympic Games and provided daily evaluation and treatment of all gymnastics athletes. The Chinese Olympic Gymnastic team achieved eight total gymnastics medals, more than any other nation.
Currently, Annemarie is the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Physical Therapist to the San Diego Sockers.
Certifications/ Continuing Education:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
SFMA 1 & 2 Certified
DNS Running, Exercise II, III, Weightlifting; and 'A'
PRI Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Restoration
Dry Needling certified
Rocktape and Rockblades Certified
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
Brittany Peterson, ATC, Pn1
Brittany is a board certified Athletic Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and Manager at Olympus. She graduated from SDSU in 2013 with a bachelors in Kinesiology emphasis in Athletic Training. After graduating she worked with physical therapists as a physical therapist aide. From there she delved more into the nutrition world and began helping people with their lifestyle’s by educating them on the importance of a good diet and adequate exercise. Brittany has coached CrossFit and currently coaches the Adult, Teen and some of the Sport Performance Classes at Olympus.
Brittany realized early on during her Athletic Training schooling that she wanted to be more involved in the rehabilitation and injury prevention with athletes. She also knew that not only high school and collegiate athletes needed this care, but adults and the older population would benefit as well. At fifteen, Brittany was sent to physical therapy for an injury and it was there that she realized there was a gap from going from physical therapy back into sport or hobbies. Brittany wanted to bridge that gap and help people build their confidence as they progress back to the activities that they love.
Brittany is passionate about working with all athletic levels. From teens wanting to supplement their sport, to parents who are trying to balance their schedules to fit everything in, to the grandparents who want to stay active and spry not only for their health, but for their families. Brittany believes that regardless of where you are in life or your limitations, exercising and moving can be done in a healthy way. She also believes that good nutrition creates health in all areas of ones life, and being educated in the importance of our food choices plays a vital role in overall wellness.
Olympic Weight Lifting
Dynamic Neuromuscular Facilitation - Exercise 1 & 2
Postural Restoration Institute - Myokinematic Restoration
Rock Blade Certified
Precision Nutrition - Level One Coach
Kimberly Marshall, FNP-C
Kimberly Marshall, FNP-C, is Olympus Movement Performance’s Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who provides individualized treatment plans with a holistic approach to optimize health combining evidenced-based western medicine and complementary holistic medicine.
She brought her practice to Olympus Movement Performance because she is passionate about providing patients in a setting in which there is a team of professionals to provide support to the patient in an integrative way. She spent many of her professional years in the setting of conventional western medicine, but found it fell short in prevention and true partnership with the patient. At Olympus she is able to block out the appropriate time with each patient to allow for the time needed to get to know her patient’s individually, developing a personalized plan to reach optimal health. She is also passionate about the art and gratification of facial enhancement therapy.
Kimberly Marshall is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who received her education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. While there she maintained her membership in Sigma Theta Tau the International Honor Society of Nursing. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Kimberly is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, traveling, hot yoga, hiking, running, cycling, SUP, swimming and basically anything outdoors!
Lauren Jones, RN
Lauren Jones, our registered nurse, has been working in the medical field for over 12 years. Starting her career in emergency medicine she went on to build her nursing skills within the hospital setting as well as in the community setting as a hospice nurse. Lauren has always had a passion for a holistic health model, treating the body, mind and spirit by empowering her patients to improve their health and quality of life.
Inspired by her the loss of her newborn son and her journey with grief, experiencing what she had been witness to as a hospice nurse, Lauren dove into an integrative approach to her own health and wellness. Lauren has sought to learn a variety of complementary modalities to treat the whole person not just a single ailment. Lauren is excited to join the team at Olympus and be able to offer our community a unique, integrative approach to health and wellness. Lauren spends her free time with her family, hiking, paddle boarding, camping, doing crossfit, and living her life more fully as a legacy to her youngest son.
Dr. Elaine Marquez McHugh, NMD
Dr. Elaine Marquez McHugh, NMD, is a California licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor. She graduated with Honors from Bastyr University California, an accredited four-year naturopathic medical school. Dr. Elaine received her BA with a double major in Integrative Biology and Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Elaine was a Certified Nursing Assistant, a CPR and First Aid instructor for the American Red Cross, and a stay-at-home mother while her husband pursued his career as a Navy Diver.
Dr. Elaine lived a naturopathic lifestyle without even knowing naturopathic medicine existed, from avoiding antibiotics and other medication until truly needed to always finding more natural treatments first. She always believed the human body possessed the innate ability to heal itself and that everyone should be treated as individuals. Since having her own health issues which resulted in prescriptions for medications at a young age that are typically prescribed for older adults, she has always searched for and finds value in treating the root cause and treating the whole person.
Her passions in medicine include regenerative and anti-aging medicine, sports and performance medicine, mind body medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine. Dr. Elaine specializes in prolotherapy, PRP joint injections, PRP facial rejuvenation, IV therapy, and biofeedback. She treats a wide range of ailments seen in primary care to more complex chronic disease and stealth infections such as mold infections and Lyme disease, as well as mental health, stress, anxiety, and adrenal fatigue.
Dr. Elaine is a San Diego native, born and raised in Oceanside. She is a mother of two and enjoys spending time with her family, especially at the beach. In her spare time (which comes rarely these days), she enjoys dancing, surfing, reading, baking cupcakes, and lifting weights with her husband.
As an athlete herself, a Cal Dance Team Alumna at UC Berkeley, surfer, and weekend warrior, Dr. Elaine hopes to achieve optimal performance in athletes and her patients at Olympus with her knowledge of naturopathic medicine and the human body, mind, and spirit.
Naomi Garcia, MA
Naomi Garcia graduated as a Medical Assistant from Kaplan College. Her past experience includes Pediatrics and Family Medicine. From past work experience at a Community clinic and personal family history, she has seen first hand how diseases such as Diabetes can make a huge impact in someone’s life. Naomi is excited to be helping others combat these diseases through healthy lifestyles and preventative medicine.