Lisa attended University California San Diego where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in biology. She then her earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy at California State University, Long Beach and a doctor of physical therapy degree at Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is a part time lecturer at CSULB and Mount St Mary's College where she sponsored a doctoral thesis investigating the effect of Mulligan taping on lateral ankle sprains.
Lisa engages in regular continuing education and in 2010 passed her OCS, orthopedic certified specialist exam through the ABPTS (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties). She is also certified as a Mulligan practitioner (CMP). The Mulligan technique is based on Brian Mulligan's concept of mobilizations with movement (MWMS) in the extremities and sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGS) in the spine which have progressed physical therapist-applied passive physiological movements and accessory techniques in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Lisa is a personal trainer (CPT) through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and a licensed massage therapist (LMT) through the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork). Lisa has been certified to customize arch supports using Sole Supports technology. Her holistic approach is head to toe and she is interested in the spectrum of human movement from injured to athlete.