Broward/Palm Beach County
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 by 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.
Gisela, PT, DPT
My name is Gisela and I am honored to be a part of the Painless Pregnancy team. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2007. I have served a great number of patients experiencing musculoskeletal, orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary and oncological conditions. I completed her Women’s Health specialty training from The American Physical Therapy Association, which has greatly enhanced my skills when treating patients with pelvic dysfunction in the non-pregnant, pregnant and postpartum population. I am a strong believer in treating physical therapy conditions with a multi system approach to optimize patient outcomes.
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.
Esther Bichachi, PT, DPT
Hi! My name is Esther Bichachi and I’m ecstatic to be a part of the Painless Pregnancy team. I graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in 2008. After working with a physical therapist and falling in love with the profession, I made the decision to go to graduate school and obtain my Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from University of Miami. Since graduating in 2014, I have worked with virtually all patient populations, including adults, geriatrics, and pediatrics. While at UM, I completed an internship in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and was immediately interested in serving this particular group of people. After having my own two babies (boy mom here!), and experiencing the difficulties many mothers face in the medical community, I found my passion for serving pregnant and postpartum women. In fact, I was 7.5 months pregnant when I reached out to Painless Pregnancy because I felt like I could truly empathize with their patients. Thanks to the wonderful advice from Dr. Vigo, my second delivery went much easier and I was even able to help treat my diastasis and pelvic pain while in my third trimester—I was shocked and amazed that it was so treatable that late in my pregnancy! After experiencing some of Dr. Vigo’s treatments firsthand, and having a recent pregnancy/postpartum experience, I am well equipped to serve all you momma’s. I’m currently working to complete my Certificate of Achievement in Obstetric Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association. I’ve also taken coursework with Herman & Wallace and Lynn Schulte from Institute of Birth Healing. Coupled with my experience in orthopedic and neurological disorders in various patient populations, I’m ready to bring my own set of skills to Painless Pregnancy to best serve mothers and mom’s-to-be in South Florida. I can’t wait to work with all of you!
Alena Goldfine, PT, DPT
Hello, my name is Alena and I am a Doctor of Physical therapy specializing in Women’s Health. I graduated from Long Island University- Brooklyn with Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While there I attended advanced education training in pelvic floor rehabilitation, functional manual therapy and orthopedics through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, the Institute of Physical Art, and C&M OrthoSports. I completed my formal clinical training in orthopedics and functional manual therapy at IPA Manhattan and other outpatient clinics in Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, as well as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation of patients with open-heart and heart transplant surgeries at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. After graduation, I’ve worked in NYC outpatient clinics where I served patients suffering from pelvic floor, musculoskeletal, neurological and orthopedic dysfunctions.
I believe in providing every patient with individualized care using a holistic approach. I treat not only the obvious impairments but look at the whole body as an integrated system and target the root of the problem. I am looking forward to helping you to get to your full functional potential!
Natalie Sterner, PT, DPT
Hello! My name is Natalie and I am very excited to be a part of the Painless Pregnancy team. I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2013. I started out of school working in early intervention with infants 1-3 years old in home and group settings. I was able to begin to understand the challenges that mothers went through in those first few years and became more interested in pelvic health after transitioning to an outpatient orthopedic setting. I have completed several courses through Herman & Wallace and am in the process of furthering my pregnancy and post-partum expertise with courses from the Institute of Birth Healing. I have been working with patients focusing in orthopedic and pelvic health rehabilitation for the past 5 years. I am looking forward to working with all the mothers out there in the South Florida area to achieve your goals!
Sabrina Baxter, DPT, PT
Hi! My name is Sabrina 🙂 I received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. After graduating I quickly moved to the Sunshine State and made Fort Lauderdale my home. I feel very lucky to have found and become a part of the Painless Pregnancy team. Growing up, I was always the friend who openly discussed any and everything regarding bladder, bowel, sexual and vaginal health. I love to empower women to be comfortable and confident in their body, in all stages of life. I take a holistic, whole-body approach when treating my patients. I received pelvic floor therapy education through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation and am always staying up to date on the newest evidence-based research available.