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Gentle Touch Physical Therapy

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About Gentle Touch Physical Therapy

Gentle Touch Physical Therapy incorporates the principles of physical therapy to help increase mobility, control pain, and provide relief from debilitating conditions. No one should have to live with pain, and the goal of Gentle Touch is to bring a pain-free lifestyle to patients through an integrative approach to physical therapy. 

Non-surgical scoliosis and kyphosis treatment program

Lisa is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapist in the Schroth method of managing idiopathic scoliosis. Conservative treatment and specific scoliosis exercises such as the Schroth exercise method have been shown to correct scoliotic posture and improve asymmetrical breathing patterns. If needed, this treatment can be supplemented by acupuncture to release affected muscles in the back, neck, and other areas of the body. Both approaches can improve posture, relieve pain, reverse the rotational effects of scoliosis on the spine, and eliminate the need for surgery. 

Pain management 

Lisa combines her extensive training in acupuncture and Chinese medicine with her physical therapy background. She has a detailed knowledge and understanding of anatomy, which helps her to diagnose and alleviate muscle, joint, and soft tissue pain. Lisa has a particular interest and expertise in treating the spine. She is experienced in the Maitland-Australian Concept, which is recognized worldwide as an efficient, safe, and gentle way to alleviate pain, restore movement, and maximize function in patients with orthopedic problems. She has helped patients successfully overcome pain associated with multiple diagnoses and areas of the body. Such diagnoses may include herniated discs, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy, among others.  

Sports medicine and injuries 

Lisa has provided physical therapy and rehabilitation to the New York Rangers as well as several NFL players. She is an expert in manual, trigger point, and myofascial release therapies. Acupuncture treatments with various forms of exercise create an overall treatment system for the wellbeing of each individual patient. Her specialized approach to care is effective for a wide range of ailments, from common overuse issues such as tendonitis to acute injuries and recovery after surgery.  

In addition to her physical therapy background, Lisa is also a certified personal trainer. She is available to consult with personal trainers regarding particular issues with their clients that may require alternative approaches to exercise.

Infants and children

Lisa provides traditional physical therapy to infants and children and also has specialized experience working with infants and children with developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, orthopedic and neurological disorders, and other disabilities affecting gross motor development.

Breathing exercises

Breathing exercises are often vital in stress reduction, alleviating chronic pain, preventing disease, or in simply improving a current workout routine. Breathing problems are often associated with stress, and Lisa employs a conservative and individualized approach including posture improvement, pain relief techniques, and respiration corrections. Lisa combines her Chinese medicine with her physical therapy background to teach clients one on one or in corporate breathing workshops.

Gentle Touch Physical Therapy is Gentle Enough for the Whole Family. Learn more about Gentle Touch Acupuncture