Physical Therapy - Martha's Vineyard

Welcome! Lisa Schroeder Physical Therapy Martha's Vineyard

Lisa is a licensed Physical Therapist and certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, practicing PT exclusively on Martha's Vineyard. Lisa practices in a clinical office setting or in the comfort, safety and convenience of the patient's home. Lisa's patients benefit from:

  • "hands-on" manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise
  • treatment plans tailored to meet the patient's needs and goals
  • undivided attention to patients by trained and licensed physical therapy professionals; no hand off to physical therapy aides
  • close communication with the patient and physician are a priority
  • assessment-based and evidenced-based treatment approaches
  • 20+ years of clinical care experience

Lisa, who is a summa cum laude graduate from Northeastern University, taught in the Master of Physical Therapy program at Mount St. Mary's College in Brentwood, California. This experience has been instrumental in her practice of teaching patients how to achieve:

  • optimal pain reduction
  • reduced re-injury and recurrence incidences
  • decreased reliance on health care providers for the long-term

Services Lisa specializes in the treatment of bone, muscle and joint disorders.

She practices safe, hands-on therapy and exercise for the musculoskeletal system in the presence of other medical conditions and factors you may have including:

  • altered cardio respiratory status
  • blood pressure issues
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • fibromyalgia
  • neuromuscular disease
  • post-surgical conditions
  • recurrent falls
  • rheumatoid disease

Specific problems that can be rehabilitated with physical therapy treatment:

  • elbow: golfer and tennis elbow (medial and lateral epicondylitis)
  • foot and ankle: bio-mechanical abnormalities, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, ankle sprains
  • hip: sprains, bursitis, osteoarthritis, groin pulls, joint replacements
  • knee: sprains, ACL reconstructions, cartilage tears (meniscal tears), tendinitis, chondromalacia (patellofemoral syndrome PFS), arthroscopic surgery, osteoarthritis, joint replacements
  • neck and back: slipped discs or herniated discs (disc derangements), osteoarthritis, stenosis, instability, sciatica (radiculopathy), sprains and strains, osteoporosis, postural syndromes, muscle imbalance patterns, sacroiliac joint problems
  • shoulder: rotator cuff dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis, impingement, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), joint replacements

Other common conditions that can benefit from physical therapy:

  • balance disturbances
  • generalized weakness, de-conditioning and decreased mobility due to injury, illness or aging
  • history of falling
  • incontinence
  • muscle strains or tears
  • post-operative rehabilitation for fractures, spinal surgery, joint surgery
  • thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, neurovascular entrapments
  • walking problems (gait impairments)

Treatment techniques may include:

  • balance retraining
  • bladder education and retraining
  • electric stimulation
  • functional mobility training including fall recovery
  • gait training
  • home exercise programs
  • kinetic activities
  • taping techniques: kinesio taping, McConnell taping
  • manual therapy techniques: soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, joint mobilization and manipulation, manual traction, massage
  • neurodynamic mobility techniques
  • neuro re-education
  • orthotics casting
  • pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • therapeutic exercise including strengthening and flexibility exercises
  • transfer training
  • ultrasound