Dr. Annemarie Alf, DPT
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
Dr. Jessica Robinson, DPT
Jessica Robinson, DPT, graduated from the University of California, San Diego with her Bachelor’s of Science in 2009 then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2016. She has been working in outpatient orthopedics for over 5 years with an emphasis in post-operative rehab. Her professional interests include general orthopedics, sports and dance medicine.
Jessica grew up as a gymnast and competitive dancer. She has taught dance and coached a competitive collegiate team and continues to enjoy working with this population. She became interested in athletic training and physical therapy after sustaining a knee injury in gymnastics and having to undergo several surgical repairs. This experience has given her a deeper understanding and empathy for those recovering from an injury/surgery. She is a strong believer that an individual is not defined by their injury or diagnosis and strives to return patients to their full functional capacity and achieve their individual goals.
She is certified in Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation and has M1 level Graston Technique training.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing, baking, hiking, and generally exploring throughout San Diego.
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.
PERFORMANCE FITNESS COACHES
Brianna has been a life-long fitness enthusiast who lives out her passion daily with her work as a coach and trainer. With over a decade spent in athletic training, she learned the importance of both health and wellness. In 2020 she graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and a minor in nutrition. While in school, Bri attained her CrossFit Level 1 certificate and competed in Olympic Weightlifting. In addition, she worked as a physical therapy aide, where she grew her knowledge in rehabilitation. Currently, she is studying to get her CSCS with the intention of pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy. Prioritizing strength, mobility, and health, Bri is committed to growing her skill set to better serve those around her.