Lisa Mangino is a pediatric physical therapist who has worked at a private outpatient practice, Advance Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill, NC, including Early Intervention in the natural environment since 2014. She covers acute pediatrics on weekends at Duke University Medical Center, where she worked previously full-time for 15 years in acute, outpatient and home health settings. She holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Duke University, earned in 2000.
She received her Certification in Neuro Developmental Treatment for pediatrics (C/NDT) in 2009. She was board certified in pediatric PT (PCS) by the APTA in 2011. She holds the advanced certification in Schroth Barcelona Treatment for Scoliosis (SBC-C2).
Lisa is a contributing author for the chapter “Postural Restoration: A Tri-Planar Asymmetrical Framework for Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Scoliosis and Other Spinal Dysfunctions” in the book Innovations in Spinal Deformities and Postural Disorders, published in 2017. (link to free chapter download: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/postural-restoration-a-tri-planar-asymmetrical-framework-for-understanding-assessing-and-treating-sc
Lisa is a member of the Postural Restoration Institute Affiliate Faculty. She has co-created and co-teaches the weekend continuing education course, “PRI Integration for Pediatrics, Restoring Symmetrical Respiration and Movement to Optimize Functional Development and Meaningful Play” with the inaugural presentation in October, 2019. She has given multiple guest lectures at Duke University PT school.
She is a founding member and instructor of the STRATER Scoliosis Institute, co-creator of the Level One STRATER continuing education course.
Lisa enjoys gardening and landscaping, running with her dog, Enzo, dabbling in piano and guitar playing, volunteering with Special Olympics and spending time with family and friends.