Lisa Edmonds, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CHT
Fields: Occupational Therapist
Lisa Edmonds is a Certified Hand Therapist, specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation. She has been a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist for 20 years, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia. While on the east coast, she worked in a Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center specializing in the treatment of hands and upper extremities as well as stroke and traumatic brain injury. She moved to New Mexico in 2002 and worked in Albuquerque at Presbyterian and Lovelace in outpatient orthopedic rehab settings specializing in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions ranging from chronic to traumatic and post-surgical. She has taught orthotic fabrication (hand splinting) in the University of New Mexico Graduate Occupational Therapy program and fabricates custom orthoses for patients in her current practice. She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, which enables her to treat swelling of the body often associated with surgery or cancer treatment. She is trained to teach Pilates, an exercise form that she finds useful in correcting joint problems and pain associated with poor posture. An avid skier, hiker, and mountain biker, she loves living in Taos with her family and providing occupational therapy and hand therapy to her patients from the region.