Lisa J. Springer, PT, DPT, CMPT
Chief Executive Officer
Welcome to Springer Physical Therapy!
There's nothing more important than being physically able to live the life you want. When you are hurt or injured, it can impact you and your family in many unexpected ways.
Springer Physical Therapy fosters a positive and caring rehab environment that ensures all patients know how important their care is to us by every staff member. We are committed to providing radical service and remarkable care helping you be the best you can be - regardless of your circumstances. We have highly skilled experts that take the time to educate our patients and proactively assist the patient in preventing future injuries.
Our team is on your team...to keep you moving, playing and living!
Dr. Springer's Expertise, Education and Certifications
Vestibular Diagnoses, Concussion Management in Sports and Workers Comp, Mechanical Spine Pain and Sports Injuries
Dr. Springer has been practicing and managing outpatient clinics for 27 years with emphasis on orthopedic and sports settings that focus on manual therapy techniques for all types of injuries. She believes in furthering her education and taking courses in various manual therapy programs such as Maitland, Paris, Mulligan, Norwegian, McKenzie and the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) that can be applied to all patient types. Maintaining her manual skills allows for a broader choice of techniques to treat her patients based on their unique presentation.
She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, in December of 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. In 2005, she began her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and graduated May 2008 from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Physical Therapy. MGH is the original and largest teaching hospital for Harvard University Medical School.
She became a competency based vestibular therapist via the renowned Susan Herdman course, combined with the APTA, at Emory University in 2008. This competency is proven through a series of oral, written and practical tests which she successfully passed. She is one of only a handful of vestibular therapists in the St. Louis area that have obtained this competency. She is a member of VEDA (Vestibular.org), a vestibular organization that educates patients and professionals alike. In 2013, Dr. Springer completed a two-year extensive training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She then successfully passed her oral, written and practical tests of Level 3 coursework and was awarded the certification and designation of Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT). She is also certified in Dry needling treatments.
Dr. Springer loves being a manual physical therapist and utilizes her vast experience and knowledge to assist her patients to their fullest recovery potential. She has had experiences as a patient herself with past knee and neck surgeries and shoulder injuries as a result of playing sports from elementary school through college. Her patient experiences have allowed her to relate to her patients and their families with a different set of eyes. She enjoys mentoring students and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA.