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Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

About Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Lisa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She was born in New Mexico, and relocated to Denver to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at Regis University. Lisa’s yoga practice inspired an interest in the “medicine of movement,” and ultimately led to her passion and life’s work in Physical Therapy. She has a strong background in Orthopedics and she is passionate for helping underserved communities including the LGBTQIA+ population and people with pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema, oncology, pregnancy, and chronic pain syndromes. She is progressing through her pelvic health certification through the Women’s Health APTA, and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through Klose Training. Her treatment philosophy emphasizes care for the whole person, and considering the big picture when treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. Lisa believes in empowering patients through education and incorporating principles of modern pain science.

The Kegel Myth

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA In the age of information, we are constantly bombarded with advice about how to be our best selves.  It seems that every week, there is a new supplement du-jour, or some new exercise fad that we should be following.  There is one perennial piece of advice that women

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Five things you should know about your pelvic floor

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA There are 650+ muscles in the human body, but none are shrouded in mystery like the pelvic floor.  Most people are aware that the pelvic floor exists, some can point to its location on a diagram, and a very few can explain what the pelvic floor does.  There is

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Cancer and the Pelvic Floor

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA Everything you wanted to know about the pelvic floor but were afraid to ask. The pelvic floor is an important group of muscles that lives in the bottom of the pelvic bowl.  These muscles influence bladder, bowel, and sexual function, and play an important role in spinal stability.  They even

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Cervical Health and You

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA In case you didn’t hear, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.  According to the American Cancer Society 1, the purpose of this campaign is to increase the public’s awareness of cervical cancer screening.  Early detection of cervical cancer is key in identifying pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, as

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Lymphe-what?? A Beginner’s Guide to Lymphedema

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT It’s time to admit it….I am CRAZY about the lymphatic system.  I never thought that this would be such a passion for me.  In fact, I had never really even heard of physical therapy for the lymphatic system before I became involved in pelvic floor rehabilitation.  These days

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