Until Every Pregnancy Is Painless
Kathleen Vigo, PT, DPT
Hi, I’m Kat, the founder of Painless Pregnancy. As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect in the way of managing my pregnancy. I went upstairs from my clinic where I worked, knowing there were two OB offices on that floor. I chose one of those two based off of appointment availability, and I did whatever that doctor suggested. This ultimately ended up with the decision to induce me at week 39, with the explanation that the baby was “measuring big”. This induction resulted in over 24 hours of labor, a 4th degree tear, and a whopping 7lb boy. Even though my baby was healthy, I was devastated and mortified at my own outcome. I spent days and weeks wondering if my body would ever heal fully, or if I would be capable of resuming my heavy-duty job as a physical therapist. Little did I know that this single life event would ignite a fire in me that led to the creation of a company that would change the face of postpartum care for all women. Today, moms have the option of receiving high-quality, expert care in the comfort of their own homes to prevent or treat all physical postpartum problems.
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in the pregnant and postpartum woman. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Health Science and in 2008 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have extensive experience in orthopedic and neurological disorders for people of all ages. My true passion was born when I specialized in obstetrics in 2013 at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville … FL. Since then, I have continued my specialty training with Lynn Schulte from Institute of Birth Healing, Herman and Wallace, the American Physical Therapy Association, and Isa Herrera of Pelvic Pain Relief. Combining the expertise of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Obstetrics has brought our clinical practice to the next level. My heart behind Painless Pregnancy is that every woman has the opportunity to be given holistic and conservative care to the highest degree.
I am also a daughter, a wife, a mother to two beautiful children, a sister to five amazing people, and a Christian. My intentions for this company stem from my favorite verse in Proverbs: “Commit your works to the Lord‚ and your plans will succeed.”
Katie Usher, PT, DPT
My name is Katie, and I am excited to be a part of the Painless Pregnancy team. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 with my Bachelor’s in Health Education and Behavior and from the University of Miami in 2015 with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have been treating patients of all age ranges and diagnoses, mostly in hospital-based outpatient orthopedic settings, since that time. My passion for treating the pregnant and postpartum population heightened as I watched many women suffer treatable and preventable diagnoses associated with this amazing stage of life. It is my goal to see physical therapy as a standard of care for women after giving birth, so that every women may live her best life postpartum.
Vanessa Teitzman, PT, DPT
My name is Vanessa and I am a Women’s Health Physical Therapist with Painless Pregnancy. I graduated from Emory with a Bachelor’s of Science and earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. I have continued my specialty trainings with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute, Lynn Schulte founder of The Institute for Birth Healing, and Ginger Garner. This blend of medical pelvic health and “Yoga as medicine for pregnancy” training has molded me into the therapist I am today.
I love being able to treat each woman individually and holistically.
Beatriz Lizaso, PT, MSPT
Hello, my name is Beatriz Lizaso and I am a Women’s Health Physical Therapist with Painless Pregnancy. I have been blessed with two wonderful pregnancies and two beautiful daughters. I specialize in pregnancy and postpartum care, pelvic floor dysfunctions, breast cancer rehabilitation, osteoporosis and scoliosis. I have 20 years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist doing what I love. I graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998 and completed a Master of Science in Physical Therapy Degree in 2001 with a focus on the musculoskeletal dysfunctions associated with pregnancy.I completed my formal training in Pelvic Rehabilitation with The Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in 2009. I am a certified Pilates Therapist and Pilates Instructor. I completed a classical Pilates certification program with Romana’s Pilates in 2009 where I had the privilege of training with a first generation Pilates instructor, Romana Kryzanowska. I was so inspired buy the Pilates principles that I went on to complete a comprehensive Pilates for rehabilitation program with Brent Anderson at Polestar Pilates. At Polestar I was given the opportunity to work alongside and mentor with elite physical therapists specializing in Pilates-Rehabilitation, Women’s Health and Myofascial Release. Most recently, I completed the Low Pressure Fitness (LPF) Level 1 course and trained in the effects of hypopressive exercise on women’s health issues with Dr. Tamara Rial (2019).
I believe in a holistic approach to Women’s Health Physical Therapy. I am passionate about sharing the knowledge I have acquired throughout my career to empower women to be the best version of themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Cindy Zimmerman, PT, MSPT
Hi mommies! My name is Cindy and I am thrilled to be included with the other elite therapists of Painless Pregnancy. I graduated from the one and only University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and earned my Masters of Physical Therapy from Florida International University. Over the last two decades I have acquired extensive experience through specialty courses in manual orthopedic techniques, and have been a sports community educator for the treatment and prevention of low back pain. In the last few years I have focused my career on scoliosis and Women’s Health. I am currently working towards becoming certified by the Institute for Birth Healing, and am honored by the number of women who have allowed me to help them heal more completely after birth. I look forward to serving you.