Broward/Palm Beach County
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 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.
Lei Lane-Steinberg, PT, DPT, CEAS
My name is Lei Lane-Steinberg. I am thrilled and grateful to be a part of the Painless Pregnancy team.
I graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. With my BS in Biology and emphasis in anatomy and physiology, my Masters in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL., and my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.. I’ve been blessed to practice now for 25 years, in varied settings such as home health, outpatient, industrial, ranch (hippotherapy/horseback riding as a modality for treating the pediatric population), and sea-life rescue tank (body practitioner for dolphin rescue). Areas of interest and focus include holistic practice are in orthopedics, neurology, injury prevention/ergonomics, wellness, long-term management of symptoms related to autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, spine/SI, and women’s health and wellness. Throughout my practice, I have found passion in providing physical therapy and wellness services to women throughout the age spectrum, including the pre and postpartum experience.
I believe that being a woman comes with gifts and responsibilities. As a woman and mother of two amazing women, I hold a grand appreciation of our uniqueness in life’s journey, life-giving design, and enduring strength and fortitude. I advocate and personally strive towards the balance of mind, body, and spirit. I undoubtedly believe in the power of our minds, our healing abilities within, and the value of empowering others. I advocate and live a holistic lifestyle, strive towards anti-inflammatory and unprocessed nutrition, with a prescription of daily exercise as desired and necessary medicine. On my off time, one will typically find me running with my loving four-pawed companions, Danny and Juicee, on the elliptical or weight lifting. I enjoy yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and anything outdoors, and staying informed on recent research and practice.
I look forward to working together on your path towards health and wellness!
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!