A Physical Therapist Certified in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Dysfunctions
In my 25 years as a physical therapist, I have come to find how many patients complain about pelvic dysfunctions and pelvic pain. I specialize in pelvic rehabilitation physical therapy. Each client is a puzzle. Each client has a history that indicates how they got to this point in their lives. I listen to their subjective information and then take an objective look at the different areas, such as: muscle length, muscle strength, movement, gait, core strength, and muscle recruitment. I also thouroughly investigate their history of physical therapy, rehab, and past complaints of pain and dysfunction. I am looking for asymmetric patterns in any of the above and how it may be affecting the existing chief complaint.
I welcome you to read more about my treatment philosophy to learn more about how I can help you overcome your pelvic pain, dysfunction, or generalized orthotic complaints. If you have questions, please contact me.
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome/CPPS
- Urinary incontinence, urge incontinence
- Fecal incontinence
- Other pelvic dysfunctions
- Generalized musculoskeletal dysfunctions
- Chronic prostatitis
- Pudendal Nerve pain
- Low back pain
- Adhesions/ scar pain
- Other pelvic or back pain
- Selective functional movement assessment
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What My Patients Say
I would recommend Lisa McIntosh to anyone needing physical therapy care. As a physician and former physical therapist, I can testify to her experience level and skill. She brings greater than 25 years experience in various areas of physical therapy to deliver thoughtful, holistic care. Both myself and 15 year old son have benefited greatly. I have had both hamstring and sacroiliac issues and my son has had hip and thoracic spine issues. She will thoroughly evaluate the patient in terms of mobility, strength, flexibility and functional status and come up with an advanced plan for treatment. This specifically includes a wide range of manual skills to address joint, spine and muscle issues acutely. She will also develop a home program to continue progress in between treatments. I was immediately improved after one session of manual therapy for my sacroiliac issue as was my son for his thoracic spine issue. It is hard to find anyone who has worked in as wide range of arenas with-in physical therapy and who has developed the skills to comprehensively treat the majority of musculoskeletal issues.
As a former United States Air Force Academy Professor, Head intercollegiate coach, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory; and member of the United States Olympic Coaches’ Advisory Committee; I had the opportunity to witness and participate in our countries best efforts in sports medicine. I have had the privilege of being treated by Ms. McIntosh for both acute and chronic injuries. Her ability to discern and treat injuries with innovative modalities is noteworthy. Her no-nonsense approach to physical therapy is both effective and delivered in a most timely manner. Ms. McIntosh’s work ethic is second to none and demonstrates her willingness to compassionately serve others. Ms. McIntosh has consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism well beyond her peers. Her proactive approach to task accomplishment guarantees success in any endeavor she is confronted with. Ms. McIntosh receives my highest recommendations for her work as a Sports Medicine Expert.
I sustained a debilitating blunt trauma injury to my left shoulder as a result of an open water ocean rescue. I was serving as the seasonal supervisor for the Emerald Isle NC Fire Department’s Beach Patrol/Lifeguard program when the injury occurred. I nearly destroyed most of my left shoulder’s rotator cuff musculature and connective tissue. The injury required major reconstructive surgery and a lengthy rehab effort. That said, I was blessed to have a great surgeon and equally great PT, Lisa McIntosh. My injury went well beyond physical as I had not received any type of this kind of physical setback in my life. Lisa recognized this and cared for my shoulder as if it were her own. She was relentless, patient and compassionate for the months of physical therapy I endured. Not only did she shepherd an outstanding rehab but had me back in the water, pool and ocean, in time for the next season of lifeguarding. I admire the knowledge, skills and abilities of Ms. McIntosh beyond measure. More importantly, her ability to evaluate, treat and bring a patient’s life “back to normal” in a compassionate and caring way is priceless.