Andrea Hernandez currently works as a licensed Chiropractic Assistant and currently serves as the Director at Optimal Performance Rehab with a focus in exercise rehabilitation. As the exercise tech, Andrea leads patients through therapeutic exercises to improve their overall strength and mobility. Andrea works closely with Dr. Balkin to develop an individualized exercise program based on the patients condition and capabilities.
In addition to her regular duties, Andrea also manages the Optimal Performance Instagram page by creating engaging posts to interact with our online community.
Andrea was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland. She grew up in a Colombian/Salvadoran household and is fluent in Spanish. Andrea graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. During her last semester, Andrea studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland as a physical therapist assistant where she gained valuable knowledge in exercise rehabilitation.
Andrea loves traveling, exercising, hiking, going on adventures, and playing with her dog, Valentino. Andrea is working towards earning her personal training certification and plans to purse a physical rehabilitation degree in the future.