Dr. Lisa Fernandez has over 25 years of experience in fitness, health, and rehabilitation. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in 1995 and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998, both from Central Michigan University. After many years of clinical practice, Lisa completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Lisa’s clinical experience includes orthopedic, post-surgical, neurological, and vestibular rehabilitation and she has worked with patients of all ages and abilities, from sports therapy to geriatric rehabilitation. She strives to provide high quality care that utilizes manual therapy and therapeutic exercise along with patient education and improving biomechanics and posture in order to facilitate her patients’ return to function. As an APTA certified clinical instructor, she has mentored many students from physical therapy schools around the country. She has owned and operated a boutique Fitness studio, and worked as a fitness instructor at the White House Athletic Center in Washington, D.C. She has also worked as a spokesperson for major fitness and nutrition companies and has been featured in publications such as Muscle & Fitness, Fitness Rx, and Oxygen magazines.
Lisa is currently completing her certification in Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy as well as earning her Pilates training certification through Pilates in the Grove.
Born and raised in Harbor Beach, Michigan, Lisa moved to South Florida in 2002. She is dedicated mother to her 14-year-old son and is a huge sports fan. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and family, being outdoors, traveling, and attending concerts.