My name is Lisa Loveless and I have had the pleasure and honor to be an Occupational Therapist for many years now… after 20 it’s time to stop counting or I will show my age, right?
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. It is these positions that have allowed me to mentor colleagues and participate in growing and organizing programs; and all along, I have been afforded the opportunity to promote and share my passion for Occupational Therapy.
In the back of my mind, however, something was missing. I was aware that there was, and is, an underserved population of women 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 avid runner and cyclist, 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 fitness goals (i.e. picking up our kids, carrying that bag of dog food, participating in that exercise class, 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 bike because of injury or other reasons, my attitude suffers. My mental clarity is affected and most importantly my “happy factor” dissipates.
THIS, people, is why I have switched gears and transitioned my passion of providing Occupational Therapy into the world of pelvic health. As an Occupational Therapist, I am well- trained and equipped to focus on the whole being… the biological being, the psychological being, and the social being. I want to work with you collaboratively.
I want to propel you toward personal happiness, pleasure, and success. I want to listen to your concerns so that I am able to learn and understand what you want and need to address. 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.
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
Your Pelvic Health Specialist