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Work With LisaAnn

As a Consultant

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LisaAnn McCall’s more than 30 years of expertise as a physical therapist taught her many things, but most importantly that you and your body already have many answers to ease your pain. The key is to listen and decipher what your body is saying. LisaAnn’s nearly three decades of observing your movement patterns results, in almost all cases, in a quick analysis of the problem(s) at hand and how to proceed with a McCall Method solution. There’s no cookie cutter formulas in her approach. Each client receives a completely individualized course of therapy.

Whether you’re seeking a pain-free round of golf, a new approach to triathlon training or learning to climb up and down stairs with a smile on your face, LisaAnn can help.

As a former top female triathlete, McCall realized she had to address the whole body when she wanted to ease the pain in just one joint or muscle. Early in her PT years, LisaAnn identified a big gap between clinic-based therapy and real life. As a result, her focus and therapy shifted to the whole body approach integral to the McCall Method.

 Hello Flagstaff!

As a new resident of Flagstaff (October 2018) I am settling in and ready to share the McCall Method with you. Since being a physical therapist in private practice for more than 25 years and practicing PT since 1988, I’ve decided to shift my focus.I’m still maintaining my PT license and concentrating on teaching and consulting with the McCall Method I developed over all these years. While I am no longer practicing physical therapy, I’m using my online presence and business to share my work with you.

What is the McCall Method?

The McCall Method focuses on how all the movements in our lives affect the health and comfort of our bodies. I realized many years ago if we embrace and understand how to move well on a daily basis, we can eliminate and heal many of the orthopedic injuries I see every day. This is NOT something we have to force our bodies to do. Our bodies already know. There are small and key principals that cause the body to move well as a whole. They are built around gaining an awareness that can only be understood by experiencing it.

How is it done?

We do this by breaking down postural movements you already do every day and rebuilding them so you can do ALL movements better and without pain. Optimal movement happens in a relaxed state. So there is no tensing and forcing the body to do anything. 

Pain is something people live with on a daily basis. It’s often a sign you are not moving in a natural, balanced way. 

But just focusing on getting rid of the pain is a quick fix that does not work long-term. We can focus on the way your body is designed to move all the time to relieve the pain.

Here are some common questions that can be addressed using the McCall Method. 

  • Do you want to decrease stress and tension in your life but really don’t know where to start?
  • Are you having trouble in your daily activities because of pain? 
  • Do you want to get back to running, tennis, swimming, hiking, etc?
  • After having surgery are you still uncomfortable returning to the activities you used to love?
  • Want to take your athletic performance to a higher level?

Your balance may feel challenged and your ability to walk and other activities may be limited. You don’t want to “get old” even though AARP arrives in your mail every month. 

  • Are you an ex-athlete hampered by nagging injuries?

This is just a sample of what I have seen over the years. The McCall Method is able to help you feel more confident and healthy in your body. 

What will you get out of a McCall Method class or private session?

What will you gain from a Rest and Restore Class?

My group classes are called ‘Rest and Restore” because the best way to regain natural, healthy movement is to restore the principals your body innately knows how to do. And resting (or relaxing) those areas of the body holding tension is an effective way to correct movement patterns.

This is a much different philosophy than is the norm out in the world today. The idea “holding tight” or “pushing through” when moving runs counter to how our neurological system actually (the brain of movements) works. To feel a movement and re-educate your muscles to do “the right thing” the body needs to be relaxed and go slow in the beginning. It needs to address the breakdown of one area of the body and seeing how it relates to the rest of the body as a whole. So movements as simple as bending and sitting have many parts that can transform the way you do other movements in the day. This may be hard to understand until you have experienced it first-hand. When the body or a specific structure (like your back or knee) breaks down, it likes to rebuild as a whole, using the whole body.

What will you gain from a Private Session?

The devil is in the details. 

When you work with me one-on-one, we get into the specific details of what your body needs to regain movement, strength and comfort. You bring your specific list of things that are bothering you and the goals you want to reach. 

As I learn about your specific lifestyle, I’ll design a program that puts the ingredients together to make a recipe that can speed up your progress. Our time together can also help you know how and what to focus on in the group sessions/classes.

As a licensed physical therapist I have years of experience in orthopedic care. There is not much I haven’t seen or treated. I am now taking my physical therapy hat off and just focusing on teaching the McCall Method Movement program. Again, while I’m not practicing physical therapy I’m keeping my physical therapy license current because I like to stay educated and up-to-date with learning the latest research in my field.

Other Ways of Learning and Working with me.

Support Material

I have a lot to help you on your journey with the McCall Method:

  1. FREE videos on my YouTube channel
  2. Videos that go into greater detail and address specific issues you may have. These videos also help you practice on your own and can be purchased on my website. 
  3. The McCall Body Balance Method book is heavily illustrated with explanations answering many questions about the postures you are learning. And the book shows you many of the postures we practice in class.

 

I feel healing should be affordable. We shouldn’t be tied to insurance and/or a complicated medical system in order to gain intelligent and quality direction to heal and move.  

So saddle up and let’s move on together so we can have fun and enjoy moving every day!

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Working with LisaAnn

Physical Therapy

PRIVATE:
This venue offers the most direct and personal opportunities to work with LisaAnn and to experience The McCall Method first-hand. Private, in-person, one-hour sessions provides you and LisaAnn with the best opportunities to explore your particular issues, ask questions and be part of an individualized program of rehabilitation and/or prevention.

GROUP SESSIONS:
LisaAnn offers one-hour intimate group sessions for three to five people. These classes are an excellent way to accelerate the changes LisaAnn and you have identified as necessary by practicing them in a group setting. To be eligible for group classes you must have at least one private session with LisaAnn to see if you are an appropriate candidate.

ON-LINE:
Bridging the geographical gap between patient and provider, LisaAnn uses web-based technology to connect with individuals who want to learn and share the McCall Method in a private setting, like their own home or office.

WORKSHOP:
What about working with LisaAnn during a weekend? This type of venue provides invaluable hands-on and personal care but keeps cost down through a group format.

IMPROVING YOUR SPORT:
Whatever your target is: lowering your golf score, correcting your running stride, making your triathlon training more efficient or learning to maneuver on the tennis court without pain … this theme can help any athlete at any level.

CONSULTING A SPORTS TEAM:
LisaAnn can examine how your team’s training is helping (or maybe even hurting) you and your teammates in the conditioning room, on the field, in the pool or gym. She can recommend small changes that can make a huge difference in keeping injuries at bay or healing them faster or preventing them altogether.

CORPORATE CARE:
The McCall Method can help reduce a company’s workers compensation budget while maintaining a happy, active and healthy workforce. You and your colleagues’ productivity will improve as health care costs drop.

LisaAnn strongly believes attitude is the key to living a healthy and active life and knowing how to move through life without pain is not just physical, it also depends strongly on your attitude. Her true gift marries a little bit of humor, a lot of heart and the integration of the McCall Method to provide the desired results each person is striving for.

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Try the McCall Method for Free!

My foundational video series represents the essence of what the McCall Method is all about: it focuses on the most basic and overlooked parts of the way we move. Whether you’re standing, sitting, bending or lying down this series begins to unlock my approach to preventing and/or getting out of pain.

I’m offering you three of the 18 videos in this foundational series in the hopes you’ll begin to understand how the McCall Method can help you in everything that requires movement.

 

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