Lisa Martens, PT, DPT, OCS

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Lisa Martens, PT, DPT, OCS

Clinical Mentor; Orthopedic Physical Therapist

Clinic: Saint Paul

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Catherine in 2009, BA in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus 2006

Joined Saunders: 2009

Lisa is accepting new patients at this time.

Lisa has established a solid following of repeat patients and physician referrals in our St. Paul office. She also serves as the Clinical Mentor for all Clinical Staff at all locations.

As an avid long distance runner and competitive cyclist, Lisa understands the specifics of sports related injuries and recognizes the importance of living an active, balanced lifestyle. She has been involved in establishing programs to promote health and wellness with the Minnesota Chapter of the APTA.

Lisa’s educational background includes a BA in psychology from Gustavus Adolphus and a DPT degree from St. Catherine University. Additionally, she is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Q&A with Lisa

Why did you become a PT/PTA/OT/OTA?

Deep down I’m a science nerd that who loves working with people. Physical therapy was the perfect blend of both worlds!

What can patients expect when they see you in the clinic?

My patients can expect that I will be fully present. Through listening, evaluating, hands-on treatment, and progressive exercises we will work together to devise a plan that works for you. Even if you’ve had unfavorable results with other PT before, there are always options to continue to improve your health and wellbeing.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

You will most likely find me on my bike or working in the garden!

What are your favorite ways of staying healthy?

Getting fresh air daily, lifting weights, and conversations with friends

Where is your hometown?

Lindstrom, MN

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a teacher- maybe that is why educating patients is one of my favorite aspects of being a PT.

What is your favorite thing about living in Minnesota?

My roots are here- so family is my favorite! I have also come to love the rhythm of our four seasons, and that our winter keeps away those not bold enough to embrace it!