My Story: In 1998, 3 weeks before my wedding, I shattered my R femur in a skiing accident. 2 plates and 19 screws later, I was put back together again. 4 months of uncertainty about whether my femur would heal led to 6 months on crutches, until it finally did. Then came learning how to walk again. It was incredibly hard for me as I lost part of my identity as someone who loves to move. I also lost my job, but harder still was being a 'patient'. I recall things I went through, which at times, still makes me break into a sweat, or tears. Fast forward to 2 years later, although I considered myself 'a good PT' and was pretty diligent with my rehab, I continued to walk with a bit of a limp. In 2000, my friend and colleague Michelin Carroll PT, ATC, PRC had been to an early PRI course and introduced me to some PRI fundamentals. Though I broke my R leg, she went after my L leg and hip, helping it work in a more balanced way... within 2 minutes, literally, my gait was normal and I wanted to run again! Hard to believe, yes, but it is why I do what I do today. That experience opened my eyes to looking at the body a little differently, with a lot more understanding of how everything needs to work together to function correctly, as well as the need for compassion toward everything my patients are going through.
My Background: Lisa began her career over 30 years ago as a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, with degrees in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition. In 1993, Lisa became a licensed Physical Therapist.
Combining her interests in working with athletes with her passion for skiing and travel, Lisa was the Physical Therapist for the Men's U.S. Ski Team. She travelled with the team on the World Cup circuit from 1993-1995, including the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
After working in Vermont and Colorado, Lisa worked part time with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in 1998. She went on to become a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor in 2005. She taught Pilates while living overseas in Europe and Asia, as well as in Connecticut before moving back to Colorado in 2011.
Since 2008, Lisa has obtained advanced training in 'Postural Restoration', a proven neuromuscular retraining method developed by Ron Hruska, MPA, PT, and the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). She became Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2013.
Since an early age, Lisa has had an affinity for movement and athleticism. Both have played an integral part of her life. She was an accomplished open water marathon swimmer, recreational triathlete, and a participant in numerous endurance/fundraising events. She continues to enjoy the outdoors with her family.
Lisa enthusiastically seeks to learn, as well as share her knowledge and skills with others. She is committed to providing professional care with a personal touch, giving thoughtful attention to each individual's needs.