Annika Michaels, PT, DPT

Before she embarked upon her career as a physical therapist, Annika worked as a personal trainer and ran a fitness studio with her family in her hometown of Portland, Maine. There, she found the passion for functional fitness and holistic health that shapes her approach to physical therapy today.

As a physical therapist, Annika is committed to empowering her patients to live well in all aspects of their lives. She balances her comprehensive, integrative approach with gentle guidance, education, and a sense of humor. In addition to general physical therapy, Annika specializes in rehabilitation for athletes, drawing upon her background as a personal trainer and soccer coach to help them get back to the sports they love.


  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Hartford in Connecticut
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • Recent coursework in kinesio taping and CoreAlign functional training

Annika Michaels, PT, DPT works with a patient
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Out of the office

In her free time, Annika enjoys hiking, biking, stand-up paddleboarding, and hanging out with her cat, Zeus.