Dr. Alison Ankiewicz, PT, Trustee
“Working one-on-one with cancer survivors for over 20 years and being a cancer survivor myself, I value the mission of Mary's Place. I am honored to serve as a Board member for this beautiful organization"
- Dr. Alison Ankiewicz, PT, is the owner and founder of Inner Dynamics Physical Therapy Pelvic Health and Wellness Center. She has been working with the pelvic health clientele for over 20 years. Her clinical expertise has been well received and respected by clients, physicians, and healthcare professionals in her local community as well as nationwide.
Alison is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Section of Women’s Health. In addition to her membership, she has held the section's NJ State chair and vice chair positions for 8 years. Dr. Ankiewicz was an adjunct professor for Columbia University for 10 years. She was also a guest lecturer for Rutgers University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Due to her love of pelvic health, she has attended several educational courses in this specific realm of physical therapy and is now one of the leading pelvic health therapists. Locally, Dr. Ankiewicz has offered and continues to offer workshops for the community and neighboring hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as hosting doctor of physical therapy student affiliations with a focus on pelvic health in her office. Recently, she was the recipient of the NJ State American Physical Therapy Association Women’s Health Award for her dedication to her field for NJ and her community.
Dr. Ankiewicz works with men, women, and adolescents dealing with bladder and bowel issues, pelvic pain, post-cancer care and reproductive or sexual dysfunction. Her clinical skills and expertise enable her clients to lead a functional and comfortable lifestyle. She has been doing extensive research and working on case studies to support the efficacy of physical therapy for Mondor's disease found in post breast cancer clients. In addition, she has been working with radiation oncologists to prevent vaginal stenosis with gynecological cancer survivors. Alison takes great pride in her research and has a tremendous motivation when working with patients due to her personal experience of being diagnosed with childhood Leukemia.
When she’s not treating patients, Alison is raising and breeding Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies, being a show dog handler for many of her Grand Champion Rhodesian Ridgebacks, golfing or enjoying the sun at our local Jersey Shore with her husband and children.