Lisa graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts (Kinesiology) degree in 2006. She continued to graduate studies at McMaster University and completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2009. Since 2011, Lisa has also been working as an assistant clinic professor in the Physiotherapy Department at McMaster University. In addition to teaching and clinic work, Lisa completed her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, received her certification in both Integrated Dry Needling and McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture, and pursues additional training in persistent pain, pelvic floor dysfunctions and related injuries, as well as shoulder rehabilitation.
Lisa has worked in a clinical setting since 2009 and is experienced working with a wide range of conditions and populations. She believes that the journey to a successful therapeutic outcome for her patients starts with a comprehensive assessment to gain an understanding of the condition, the patient’s goals, preferences, and needs. She uses a combination of evidence-based techniques, clinical reasoning, and patient values to develop unique treatment plan for each patient. Lisa provides an integrated and personal approach to patient care, which can include manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, patient education, exercise therapy, and collaboration with other disciplines.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys yoga, interval and strength training, running, home renovations, and world travel.