About Dr. Lisa
Diagnostic Ultrasound of Muscle and Joint
Degenerative Joint Motion Restoration
Medical-Coaching for Athletes
Week by Week Injury Care Plans
Chronic Muscular Aches and Pains
Hello my New Friend!
As a sports chiropractor, my calling in life is to empower you to move away from avoidance of pain, and fear of injury toward your most healthiest self.
You may not know how far you can go. I didn't. I was chronically injured and always fatigued. Changing my diet and solving my leg length discrepancy (9mm) allowed me to finally achieve my goals. As a problem solver, I'm hellbent on helping others to do the same.
Building slowly and methodically, I work as a team with my patients to ensure success. Without fear of injury and in full enjoyment of your favorite activites, you will be handed the tools for your health and will be told (when you are ready), to get back out there and get going.
Together we can achieve your highest self with my new ideas and options to power you through your recovery. Working to blossom your self-care strategies, I'll fill in your missing links to healthy daily patterns and untangle your tired achy body for good.
Rest assured, I'll be there to ensure you never need to feel afraid of injury again. Regardless of your sport, or if you choose the more relaxed life, I can't wait to begin your unique journey toward optimal health- For the body you want and the adventures that await!
''My success in practice is based on returning you yet again to your full potential, and then hearing that you are still at it years later without a care in the world...
I'm most happy when you continue to thrive!"
Who is my ideal patient?
My idea patient is someone who is an athlete or life-enthusiest (runner, climber, skier, parent, student, cyclist, child or athlete of any type) who feels diminished life enjoyment of any kind due to aches or pains. Most importantly, my ideal patient is one that wants to live life at 110% and is devoted completely to achieving the goal of health and prevention, regardless of their age or what society tells them.
More specifically, my care and coaching would be a great fit if:
You want to be free of chronic or new muscle or joint pain.
You desire to use your body for years to come not just next week.
You're tired of blank stares when you ask your doctor for recommendations or exercises.
Your friends and family don't understand how to help you on your journey to health.
Your tired of waiting for your current doctor or therapist to get the job done.
You feel as if your issues haven't been addressed with main stream medicine.
You are tired of taking pain pills or ignoring your bodies warning signs.
You're ready to commit to a new plan and to engage in home-care that will change your life.
We're not a good choice for a team if you:
Are in a financial crisis and are unable to afford to pay for care at time of service.
Depend on your health insurance to cover healing and prevention (which most do not).
Are unable to trust or to take recommendations from your medical provider.
Feel as if your friends won't allow you to heal, and you're unwilling to hold back.
Can't make the time to devote to your rehabilitation exercises or attending your visits.
Care more about cost of your visits and lose sight of the cost of not being healthy.
Are skeptical about being able to heal OR belive that you can't heal.
What Drives Me?
I have been told many times that a maximum of 15 minutes are all a provider such as myself should spend with a patient. I'm not going to practice that way, period. My care is special because I blend every type of care needed to give maximum benefit... This core truth and focus is why I believe my patients thrive.
I chose to be a sports chiropractor because I love making a difference. I want to be able to enjoy running and climbing myself as well as to show you how to also balance your work with your adventures. Life is worth living, which is why I want to empower others to also maximize their experience. I've spent years in different areas of sports medicine as a patient myself. I want to cut out the waste and trim the fat on getting you healthy. I get excited easily about your opportunities and I'm pushing up my sleeves before every visit.
Why is My Care Different?
My patients are my priority, not my pocket book. I've decided to focus entirely on YOU in elongated visits that you just can't find anywhere else. I know, I've worked at many physio clinics which have you doing exercises while they work on someone else. I want to give you the most for your time and strive to heal you with a deeply focused visit, each and every time.
I belive teamwork and focused therapy is what it is all about and I enjoy finding new techniques that increase your benefits, in motion, in lifestyle, and in finally not being afraid to use your body and I'm excited to share them with you. We decide as a team where you want to go with your rehab. My job is to merely lay out your options and then to support you while you choose whichever strategy resonates with you.
I constantly push myself to see how much better I can be, at time management, at healing my own body, at healing yours. I'm tired of being told that I can't give my patients what they need in one visit. If you want to recover from an injury, or are told that your pain is hopeless unless you undergo a disgustingly expensive surgery or 24 pack of visits, I'm here just for you.
Instead of modern medicine's draw to drugs and surgery, I'd like to invite you to join the shift and to put health into your own hands with my gentle techniques. Athlete or not, let's do what your other doctors didn't take the time to do and heal you correctly from the start.
Patients with whom I've worked have said remarkable things about my work-
Simply The Best
I am an aging (73) road bike rider (cross country 3 times so far), archer and tennis player. I have been under the care of this very caring health provider for 7 years now. No matter the sport, Dr Lisa is the one I go to when my body needs help and or repair. She is compassionate, and strives to understand how to best treat me from the symptoms I relate to her. Simply the Best!- Geezerman
As a climber, I push my body to the limits sending the gnarliest gnar. Sometimes, my puny little tendons and ligaments cannot keep pace with my need for the send, and they cry out in pain. When this happens, I come to Dr. Lisa, who injects them with pure awesomeness. Climbing is a niche sport, and our injuries are not well studied. Lisa is changing that, as she applies cutting edge sports treatment to the best of all sports. She wrote the book on climbing injuries, and can solve yours too.- R.D.
Published Author of Climbing Injuries Solved (2015). Ongoing post-doctorate training in Advanced Movement Therapies, Sports Medicine, Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Sports and Biomechanical Specific Research, and Biomechanics of Posture.
Head Medical for USAClimbing American Bouldering Series Nationals and Sport Climbing National Championships 2012-2015.
Graduate Medical Internship in radiology, chiropractic, and physiotherapy at Colorado Spine and Sport -2008
Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West – 2008
President of the CBP Biomechanics of Posture Club
Worked at 13+ Medical Tents for World Championships in Cycling, Highland Games, and Downhill Mountain Biking.
Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience and Biology from Montana State University– 2004
Youngest Leadwoman Finisher 2013 (26.1mi run, 50 mi run, 100mi bike, 10krun, 100mi run)
2 Time finisher of 40 mile Grand Traverse ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen. -2012 to 2013
Past MSU CollegiateCycling Team Time Trial Captain- 2001 to 2002
Scholarshipped athlete in nordic skiing & cross country running- 2000 to 2004.