LisaAnn McCall | Developer of McCall Method

Who is LisaAnn

The Journey to McCall Method




LisaAnn McCall is a physical therapist with 27+ years’ experience in orthopedic dysfunction.  During her 24+ years’ in private practice, she worked with professional athletes, physicians, and surgeons, as well as patients suffering from arthritis, joint disease, and chronic pain. McCall worked three years as a physical therapist in clinical settings before starting a private practice in 1991.

McCall was one of Texas’ top female triathletes when she realized she couldn’t stay healthy and injury-free without addressing the whole body. It was during McCall’s personal journey that she noticed the frequent gap between clinic-based therapy and real life.

McCall’s experience and curiosity forced her to face some uncomfortable questions with regards to modern day “therapy”:

  • What are we really focusing on for our patients?
  • If insurance doesn’t cover therapy costs, will patients still come?
  • If you take all the bells and whistles (equipment) away, what’s left?
  • Have we segregated the body from the person?

It was only later that McCall learned that by treating the body as it was designed –in an integrated fashion was it feasible to combine the science, art, and skill of movement.

As a result, her focus and therapy shifted to a whole body approach which was the inception of the McCall Method. McCall began observing and interviewing people of agrarian societies and combining those observations with in-depth scientific research.

The McCall Method concept further developed and is now incorporated into her physical therapy practice as well as her personal life.

In June 2001, McCall released her book “The McCall Body Balance Method, Simple Concepts for Ageless Movement.” In it, she details the holistic and scientifically researched method for alleviating pain and becoming comfortable in everyday movements. The exercises described in the book are not separate activities from normal everyday activities but are natural components of all movements such as standing, sitting, bending, turning, lying and walking. Such movements are the foundation of more complex moves such as a golf swing, swim stroke or running stride.

McCall holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas School of Allied Health and Science, a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M University and Masters studies in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Texas. In addition, McCall enjoys boxing, jump roping, hiking and Nordic skiing.