Annette Doherty, MPT, CEASII, IASTM

FIT Pro Specialist  annette_fitpro

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Annette is passionate about fitness and injury prevention. Her achievements include: 

  • Physical Therapist, MPT
  • Certified Ergonomist, CEASII
  • Certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, IASTM 
  • Certified Pure Barre instructor for Classic and Reform method 
  • CPR/BLS for Health Care Providers

She specializes in Workers Compensation (WC) cases and provides prevention and treatment services in the major hospitality, service, and materials handling industries in San Francisco and the Bay Area. She has helped hundreds of employees remain at work and guided effective Return to Work  strategies. She has significantly reduced WC severity and frequency and even reached a milestone of over 2,555 days of no lost time at a luxury hotel site.

In addition to onsite management, Annette has provided care in both in-patient and out-patient facilities, including hospitals, acute care settings, skilled nursing facilities, sports centers and in-home. In addition, she teaches Pure Barre classes in the Bay Area.


  • Samuel Merritt University, Master’s degree in Physical Therapy
  • University of California, Berkeley, BA in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, minor in Rhetoric/ High Honors
  • Level II Certification, Ergonomist, The Back School
  • BLS/CPR certified for healthcare providers
  • Speaks medical Spanish and conversational French

When not working, she enjoys traveling with her family. Teaching her two dogs how to paddleboard help keep life balanced. If you are looking for inspiration, reach out to Empower Ergonomics & Health and let’s see what we can accomplish together.