Ann Richter, MA, OTR/L
Ann Richter received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in 1997. She worked as an Occupational Therapist in a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic, followed by a long-term care facility prior to her arrival at IMPACT Physical Medicine and Prism Aquatic Center in 2006.
Ann has extensive experience and knowledge treating patients in IMPACT’s specialized PRISM pool. Ann is certified in Graston Technique and received certification as a Sports Massage Practitioner in 1990.
She has a special interest in Tai Chi and has studied Sun Style Tai Chi since 2010. Ann was certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation in 2014 and enjoys providing these wellness classes at IMPACT.
I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in December 2016. After chemotherapy, I developed lymphedema in my legs, which made walking and moving around difficult. The first time I went in the pool, I felt relief. My therapist Ann was exceptionally helpful, and went above and beyond by teaching me exercises to do at home to augment the sessions I had with her. After I subsequently broke my hip and had a hip replacement, I resumed therapy with Ann. While exhausting, she was a major contributor to restoring my physical mobility. She also provided a sounding board for discussing problems and solutions.
— Eric M.