Alum Profile – Lisa Martin ‘04

By | February 3, 2017
Lisa Martin ‘04

Lisa Martin ‘04

Dr. Lisa (Vargovich) Martin received a doctorate of physical therapy from Daemen College in 2004 and was in the first graduating class in the DPT program.

After completing her degree, Martin began her physical therapy career in Seattle, and then moved to Charleston, S.C., where she worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting and was later named director of physical therapy.

Martin returned to Western New York in 2008 and served as facility manager and clinical mentor at an orthopedic physical therapy clinic. In 2016, she founded and is president of a mobile physical therapy clinic, Core Dynamics Physical Therapy, P.C., where she provides one-on-one care in a patient’s home or office. She also gives community lectures on spine health, proper running mechanics, and injury prevention.

Martin’s success is largely based on the excellent education she received at Daemen and fondly remembers the physical therapy professors.

“The professors expected a lot from us, which made us work harder so that we could become the best physical therapists,” said Martin. “I remember an assignment in Dr. Ford’s kinesiology class that was very challenging but it helped us to think critically and to recognize the importance of understanding how the entire human body functions and moves.”