Crescentview Physical Therapy

After graduating from Russell Sage College in 1986 Lisa practiced physical therapy with a specialization in the area of Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. She took all of John F. Barnes’ course, passed his Proficiency Assessment, and served as an assistant instructor and coordinator for John F. Barnes’ seminars nationally.

Lisa created and taught the Myofascial Release curriculum for the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy located in Albany, N.Y. in 1999 and continued to oversee the ongoing development of this curriculum until May of 2017 when she retired from her position as Executive Director of the school.

Additionally, she developed a 118 hour Certification program in MFR and Cranialsacral Therapy, 8 hour classes on Relating Fascia Research Updates to Human Performance and Movement and Introduction to Kineseology Taping for the Manual Therapist, and co-created a 16 hour seminar on the foot and its relationship to upper chain disorders for the Professional Continued Education Division of CNWSMT – an approved provider of continued education for licensed physical therapists and massage therapists.

More recently she developed curriculum to support athletic training practices based on updates in fascial research and developed and implemented injury prevention practices and rehabilitation programing for a local Junior Olympic USAG gymnastics team as well as several Cross-Fit Training Centers.

In the past, she has been a Consultant/Teacher to Albany Medical Center Hospital Family Practice Residency Program and more recently, a guest speaker at Russell Sage College’s DPT program. She also taught continued education classes for both the APTA amd AMTA.

Lisa’s clinical experiences include working in home care, early intervention, the school setting, rehabilitation, private practice, and with equine athletes and gymnasts.

Lisa is certified in Fascial Movement Taping Levels 1 and 2 and is a NYS certified early intervention provider.

In May of 2017 Lisa retired from her position as the Executive Director of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy where she managed all operations of this private trade school, its working clinic, bookstore, and Professional Continued Education program.

At present, she returned to private practice specializing in injury prevention and rehabilitation for gymnasts and athletes of all ages.

Specialized Manual Therapy:
Manual Therapies have been used for centuries to assist in balancing our physical structure and connecting our body to our mind. Determining what is best for each individual requires a thorough postural evaluation along with detailed historical background and knowledge of medical precautions.
Following your evaluation a plan will be developed and shared with you describing which manual therapies and treatment choices would be best for you.

Sports Medicine:
Evaluation of each individual is the key to success for preventing injury and for successful rehabilitation when injury occurs.
A missing link in traditional therapy is assistance with re-entry into sport or recreational activities.
Services provided include functional movement screening and biomechanical assessment to determine prehabilitation and injury prevention programs, rehabilitation of injury, and assistance with re-entering sports or recreational activity following rehabilitation. This may include off-site evaluation during sport/activity performance and consultation with coach/trainer.

Self-Care and Wellness Solutions:
Regardless of your injury or condition, the success of your outcome depends on having the knowledge and tools to care for yourself during your rehabilitation process and following discharge. Evaluation of your needs and individual instruction of home exercises, self
-release techniques, functional stabilization, and training in proper body mechanics is an essential part of your program.

407 Albany Shaker Road; Suite 200
Albany, NY 12211
For appointments please call: 518-339​-5792

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