In my last post, “Something out of Nothing” (blog post here), I recapped the development and success of Maximum Velocity PT over the first year. The number of people that read and shared my post blew me away. That kind of response from the community reassures me that I’m offering something that people need and want. It also fuels my desire to expand and provide more services to the athletic community. I mentioned in the posting that I had some exciting news around the corner, and I’m happy now to share some of that news.
One of the most important goals I have for MVPT is to be selective and only add passionate professionals who share my vision for bringing quality physical therapy to the Las Vegas active community. When the opportunity came to add a super nice, passionate, talented (athletically and professionally) Physical Therapist to the MVPT family, I jumped on it. I’m excited to announce that Lisa Leonard will be begin working at Maximum Velocity on September 8, 2015. I think you’ll agree that Lisa’s personal athletic achievements are quite impressive. What may not be obvious on paper is that she applies the same passion and dedication to helping others reach their goals through quality care and training.
Lisa brings tenacity for doing good things for people. Her love for endurance sports and athletes is palpable, and she wants to provide a level of patient care that only MVPT can provide. We are ecstatic she is on our team, and we look forward to her reaching her athletic goals, to her progressing as a clinician, and to us able to serve the community is a more broad and wide reaching scope. To my current patients, nothing is going to change unless you want it to! You will continue to see me, and my time will be no different. For those who don’t know Lisa, read on (prepare to be super impressed)!
Lisa graduated from The Robert Gordon University, Scotland in 2011 with a 2:1 BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. During her time at RGU, she volunteered as First Aid/Physiotherapist to the University Men and Women’s Soccer team. Lisa also served Athlete’s Angels providing post event massage at running and multisport events. She began her career in Outpatient Physiotherapy running a small clinic in a specialty running store, Run4It in Aberdeen, Scotland. Lisa immigrated to Las Vegas, NV in 2012 to work in Acute Care Rehabilitation. She moved back to the Outpatient setting in 2014 as Clinical Director for D1 Sports Medicine, Las Vegas. And now, Lisa joins the Maximum Velocity team beginning in September 2015.
Lisa is also a USAC Cycling Coach, Jog Scotland Coach, and trained Gym Instructor with a passion for educating athletes and patient empowerment. With a passion for endurance and multisport, Lisa brings an extensive resume of races and results, with a wealth of experience as a runner (3k to marathon distance), triathlete, duathlete, Xterra athlete, Cat 1 mountain biker and Cat 3 road cyclist. Lisa has competed at the Olympic distance Triathlon World Championships in 2009-2011 and at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in 2012-2014. She completed her first Ironman event in 2015 with a top ten AG finish. Boasting AG Podium finishes at 70.3 Ironman in Racine, Wisconsin in 2012 and 2013, and at 70.3 St George in 2013 and 2014. Lisa took to Xterra in 2015 with 2nd amateur overall in the West Championship and 1st amateur overall in Xterra Renegade, CA.
In addition to these sports, Lisa trained in Ballet and Tap from the ages of 3-17years, swam competitively with G.A.S.C alongside Olympian Hannah Miley and tried her hand at Boxing, before settling into the endurance sports scene.
Feel free to call the clinic at 702-998-2900 or visit the website at www.maxvelocityPT.com