- Masters of Science - University of Manitoba – 2007
- Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy - University of Manitoba - 1995
- Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major, Math Minor- Brandon University - 1992
After graduating as a physiotherapist, Lisa enjoyed working with a varied caseload in a rural multidisciplinary clinic. Ongoing education included manual therapy, pain management and certification in acupuncture and case management.
Lisa then followed her interest in research and went on to pursue her master’s degree examining the anatomical specificity and role of glia in the acidic saline animal model of chronic pain. After completion of her master’s degree, she continued to work part time in private practice while adding work in the field of medical writing/editing/research and participating in a multidisciplinary rural chronic pain team.
In 2011, she was excited to join the University of Alberta as the coordinator for the rural satellite MScPT program in Camrose, AB which combines her enjoyment of research, clinical practice and education.