Treating in Avon, Medina, and Northfield Clinics
My name is Lisa Loveless and I have had the pleasure and honor to be an Occupational Therapist for 27 years.
I have had the privilege of working with a diverse group of patients from neonates, to school-aged children, to older adults striving to age in place. I began my learning as a Buckeye at The Ohio State University (do not worry, I am not going to break out my O-H-I-O chants here), and during the course of my career, I have had the good fortune to work for several of Northeastern Ohio’s highly acclaimed hospital systems as well as several small private companies.
In the back of my mind, however, something was missing. I was aware that there was, and is, an underserved population of women, men, and transgender people that deal with personal health issues without options for treatment.
Health, wellness, and activity have always been an important and integral part of my own life. As an active person, I am very aware of how injuries or bodily limitations can prevent us from doing what we love to do. Fear of leaking, pelvic pain, etc., can limit us in our performance of daily tasks and/or achieving our goals (i.e. picking up our kids, carrying that bag of dog food, participating in that exercise class, enjoying sex, etc.).
When we are limited by our bodies to perform physically, you know what else is affected….yep you got it…OUR MIND! Personally, when I can’t lift weights, run, or cycle because of injury or other reasons, my attitude suffers. My mental clarity is affected and most importantly my “happy factor” dissipates.
THIS is why I left the traditional therapy clinics to cofound Next Level Therapy. I wanted to transition my passion of providing Occupational Therapy into the world of whole body movement including our inner core and pelvic floor. As an Occupational Therapist, I am well-trained and equipped to focus on the whole person… the biological being, the psychological being, and the social being. I want to work with you collaboratively.
We will establish goals together and we will work together, so that you are fully and completely able to participate in your daily living tasks of work, play, and leisure. We will explore what interventions will be most beneficial to your recovery including myofascial release, visceral manipulation, dry needling, and pelvic floor/inner core training to name a few.
My training and certifications include: Pelvic floor training for all genders, Certified Holistic Core Restore Coach, Certified Body Ready Method Pro (geared to the Pre/Postnatal population), Certified Mercier Therapist, Dry Needling, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, and corrective exercise training.
I want to help you regain your physical strength, your mental strength, and your “Happy Factor”.
I look forward to meeting with each and every one of you that comes through our doors. I am so excited to work with you on your journey toward wellness.
Lisa Loveless, OTR/L
Pelvic Floor Health Specialist
TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
A Personal Approach
BODY READY METHOD CERTIFIED
The Body Ready Birth program is designed to teach your body and mind all the movements and positions that can help you have an easier, safer, and more efficient pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
CERTIFIED MERCIER THERAPIST
Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation modality. When increasing mobility whether your shoulder joint or your uterus you're optimizing the true function of the area and helping to return blood flow which is therapeutic. Our fertility program is 6 weeks in length and can be used as a stand-alone regime or in preparation for a more medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF.
HOLISTIC CORE RESTORE COACH
HCR® is a UNIQUE, WHOLE -WOMAN, HIGHLY EFFECTIVE & ‘MOVEMENT-BASED’ suite of programmes that extend the continuum of traditional Pelvic Floor and Core exercise WAY BEYOND KEGELS AND CRUNCHES to ensure that your Pelvic Floor and the rest of your Core is fit to do its job when you need it most AND is re-integrated to its rightful place at the heart of your precious body!