Physical Therapy

&  Wellness Center, Inc.

7800 Red Road. Suite 105. South Miami, FL 33143

"Do not let the external forces

Take away your internal power."

Anna Katerina Tischenko, PhD, PT,


CEO / Founder / Clinical Director

Myofascial I, II and Unwinding Release Specialist

National Certified Pilates Teacher

LSVT BIG Certified

TRX Certified Trainer

FIU DPT Program Adjunct Professor & Clinical Instructor

UM DPT Program Guest Speaker 

NOVA DPT Program Guest Speaker

DDCS Parent, Athletic and Club Delegate

Anna Katerina Tischenko, PhD, PT is the Clinical Director, Founder, and CEO of Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, Inc. 

Dr. Tischenko obtained her PhD in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 2012. Clinically, her doctoral studies focused on motor control and neuromuscular rehabilitation to improve treatment strategies and to enhance function in persons with neurological, orthopedic, spine disorders and sports conditions. Academically, her doctoral studies focused on the socialization process of the Physical Therapy profession from the classroom controlled setting to the clinical environment.  

She started her career as a physical therapist in 1996 at Jackson Memorial Hospital after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor's in Physical Therapy. During her time at this teaching institution, she worked in the areas of spine, neurosurgical intensive care, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, trauma intensive care, and pediatrics (from neonatal intensive care to outpatient). On the weekends she would cover the medical surgical units, as well as specialty units. 

Her areas of expertise include neurology, sports injuries, orthopedics, complex and chronic conditions, back pain, spine pathologies, stroke, Parkinson's Disease, impairments with motor control, neuromuscular re-education, pediatrics and spinal cord conditions. She evaluates and treats individuals of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly. She will not leave a stone unturned and will analyze your movement as it is related to the pathology to find the root cause of the pain, imbalance and/or dysfunction. Her list of continued education is very extensive and fun!

Anna has multiple certifications including: National Certified Pilates Teacher, John Barnes MFR (I, II and unwinding) specialist, TRX® Suspension certified trainer, LSVT-BIG® certified therapist, and CPR certified. 

Anna's recent research in collaboration with Dr. Burns, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Cahalin on "Inspiratory Muscle Training Combined with Pilates-Based Physical Therapy in an Older Woman with Hemi-Diaphragm Paralysis: A Case Report" was presented in the Combined Section Meeting for the American Physical Therapy Association and at the Annual Pilates Method Alliance Conference in Las Vegas.

Anna has been a private practice owner since 2003. She has been a guest speaker in local universities and national, as well as international, conferences. She has lectured about professionalism, administration, documentation, treatment of the multiple-trauma patient, care of individuals with spinal cord injuries, reviews for neurology section in preparation for the national Physical Therapy License Examination, Pilates Based exercises of the client with neurological impairments, and more. She was involved with the LSVT-BIG® training team in translating the course work into Spanish. 

You will find Anna teaching at multiple local DPT and PTA programs, as well as participating in career day for the Miami-Dade Public Schools, lecturing about injury prevention in various venues and also sharing her experiences of being an entrepreneur.

Anna is the mother of three incredible girls and enjoys the outdoors, the beach, and reading. She is the homeroom mom at her children's school, and is an active participant in all the school activities. 

She also supports Tisko Foundation, The Miami Project for the Cure of Paralysis, Mother's Milk Bank, and the University of Miami.