We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Whisenant and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, what matters most to you?
Compassion. My specialty in pelvic floor therapy is a very intimate setting and people deserve an attentive provider in their corner. I want my patients to know that I care about them and want to help them meet their goals. Several of my patients have been dismissed by other providers in the past, so I spend time simply talking with them, listening to their story, and working with them for better care.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an Occupational Therapist who specializes in Pelvic Health Therapy. I work with women and men who have issues related to bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. This includes people who are pregnant, post-partum, athletes, have pelvic pain and/or chronic conditions such as endometriosis. Currently, I am an out-of-network provider, which means I am able to spend one-on-one time with my patients for over an hour each visit. I chose to specialize in this type of therapy because I saw the healthcare gap for women after giving birth to my own child. I also have a chronic condition and have personally been a pelvic floor therapy patient. I truly had to advocate for myself as an Occupational Therapist in this specialty. Traditionally, Physical Therapists specialize in this field. I am beyond grateful that my boss recognized my passion and strong skill set I could bring to her practice.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of my favorite spots in the Dallas Arboretum. There are always so many events going on in that area, it is a definite must see. I also love Main St in Grapevine, especially around Christmas time. Currently, I live in Frisco, so I am biased to the retail and restaurants on Main St and around the Star. My husband and I’s favorite places to eat are Gloria’s and Maple Street Biscuit Company. Being a mom, I am always looking for family-friendly entertainment. My family loves the Frisco Library, Frisco Commons Park, Lake Lewisville, and for our fur-baby the Ruff Range Dog Park.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mentor, Becky Allen, who gave me the opportunity to practice in pelvic floor therapy.
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