Lisa has over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist. In 2001, she received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) with highest honors from Creighton University. Lisa has always had a passion for treating vestibular problems, as well as complicated head, neck and TMJ problems.
In 2006, Lisa completed the highest certification for vestibular rehabilitation available for physical therapists (“Herdman certified”) at Emory University. Since that time, she has continued to advance her practice through continuing education and self-study.
“The vestibular system and the brain are fascinating. I love teaching my patients how to turn these systems around and improve their movement and enjoyment of activities.”
In 2007, Lisa received her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation from the American Physical Therapy Association. Her knowledge and experience with orthopedic problems is an important part of her balance and vestibular practice. Dizziness and balance problems can have musculoskeletal components that need to be addressed to treat the whole patient. Lisa enjoys treating patients with complex neurologic and orthopedic interactions that manifest themselves as TMJ pain, headaches, migraines or dizziness.
Additionally, Lisa has a love of teaching. Teaching patients about their bodies and what is happening to them is immensely gratifying for her. Empowering patients to regain control of their lives and enjoy their activities again is one of her favorite parts of her practice.
“I never want a patient to feel rushed through an appointment. I love questions and hope that my patients feel there is always enough time for questions and answers.”
Lisa has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Pima Medical Institute and serves as a Guest Lecturer for Bastyr University. She teaches continuing education courses for physical therapists on topics related to vestibular and balance disorders.
When she is not practicing physical therapy, Lisa enjoys the outdoors—hiking, kayaking, or just sitting in the park. She also loves to cook and experiment with new recipes and ingredients.
Contact Lisa at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Neurology and Orthopedic Sections
- Vestibular Special Interest Group
- Balance and Falls Special Interest Group
- Vestibular Disorders Association
- 2006, Vestibular Certification, Emory University/APTA
- 2007 Orthopedic Certified Specialist, APTA
- 2007, ASTYM Certified, Performance Dynamics
- 2008, Clinical Instructor Certification, APTA
- 2012, Cerviogenic Dizziness Certification, APTA