Eliza loves being a Physical Therapist and thinks of her job as a “puzzle solver”, helping her patients find the cause of their problem so their treatment is creative and thorough . Her career started over 25 years ago as an Athletic Trainer before she graduated from Marquette University with her PT degree. Eliza found her specialty early, discovering that many patients improved more quickly when their treatment included more than just exercises and massage. She began including lifestyle management, nutrition, and emotional support in her practice– and immediately saw people who had struggled to get better begin to heal. In 2009, Eliza was one of the first physical therapists in the nation to earn the designation of Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, demonstrating her expertise is treatment related to gender-specific issues. She has received awards and recognition for her specialty in pelvic pain and incontinence treatment of both men and women. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Wisconsin Physical therapy Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and many other professional organizations.
Eliza and her husband, Derek, are the parents of five active young adults, and are enjoying being new grandparents. In her spare time she enjoys doing DIY remodeling projects around their home, re-purposing old furniture, volunteering, and reading.