DeeAnn Dougherty, PT, OCS, CMPT

DeeAnn grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, where at age 13 she began her athletic career as a competitive distance runner. She received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from Mankato State University, and a certificate in Physical Therapy (PT) from the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences in 1981. As an Orthopedic Specialist certified by the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, DeeAnn currently specializes in the biomechanical evaluation and treatment of distance runners. She is also a USA Track & Field Level II Long Distance Running Coach, with a coaching certification from the Road Runners Club of America.

DeeAnn began studying yoga with Julie in 1989, and began teaching at the Gudmestad Yoga Studio in 2000. Yoga's flexibility, strength and balance work have helped her achieve her athletic goals, as well as helping her manage the inevitable changes that occur as an athlete ages. She wishes to impart to her students a greater sense of body awareness, assisting them in reaching their personal goals, athletic or otherwise.