Dr. Lisa Shaw is a physical therapist and the founder of Integral Physical Therapy, LLC (originally East Cobb Pediatric PT, LLC). She graduated in 1998 with honors with her degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She has specialized in pediatrics for 20 years and is NDT certified (Neuro-Developmental Treatment). She added a women's health specialization and completed her Pelvic Health Certification in 2017. She completed the Doctor of Physical Therapy program with Evidence in Motion (one of the top rehabilitation continuing education and DPT programs) in 2018.
Lisa began her career in Winston-Salem, NC where she worked in pediatric inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation as well as in a Developmental Evaluation Clinic for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Since moving to Atlanta in 2004 with her husband, she has worked in early intervention, acute care at Scottish Rite, NICU, and with private clinics providing clinic and home based care. She is experienced in casting and splinting, orthotics, adaptive equipment, and a wide variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, toe walking, torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down syndrome, and other neurological and musculoskeletal issues.
The last 10 years have brought a wider variety of patients to Lisa's front door and she has enjoyed expanding her treatment focus to include a fairly diverse patient population. She has been known to work effectively with multiple generations of the same family, and truly enjoys being the "family" physio. She has been blessed to work with some of the leading experts in the field of physical therapy, including dance medicine, youth sports, manual therapy, orthopedics, craniofacial issues including headache, and pelvic health.
One of her mentors, Mary Massery, is the leading expert in respiratory issues and has motivated Lisa to become expert in pectus excavatum and diaphragm rehab. This work has also led to a specialization in scoliosis.
Lisa's certification in Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars has also provided her with interventions to speed the recovery in many patients she works with, including youth and adult orthopedic injuries.
Lisa has been studying Pilates for 6 years and has become certified in Pilates for Rehab. She enjoys incorporating this invaluable exercise method into the treatment plans for her patients.
Lisa also has a passion for helping new moms adapt to mothering and using therapy techniques for positioning and handling to help her baby’s sensorimotor skills. She also enjoys teaching those skills as well as gross motor activities in a group setting to promote normal development through local workshops.
Lisa is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. Lisa lives in East Cobb with her husband and 3 elementary aged children and enjoys playing with her children, studying Pilates, sewing, and playing the flute.
Lisa has extensive continuing education experience in pediatric therapy, myofascial release, respiratory function with Mary Massery, orthopedic development and orthotics with Beverly Cusick, sensory integration, adaptive equipment, wound care, TheraTogs, torticollis, core stability with Julie Wiebe and Shelley Mannell, lumbopelvic and pelvic floor rehabilitation through EIM, and dry needling through Myopain. She continues her lifelong love of learning with several courses each year, constantly adding to her treatment skills and staying on top of current research.