PTA Spotlight — Getting to know Lisa Holden Jackson

physical therapy assistant Lisa Holden Jackson

Therapeutic Associates

As a physical therapy assistant at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – Eagle, Lisa Holden Jackson enjoys working with patients to teach them how to move their bodies, how to perform rehabilitative exercises properly, and how to incorporate what they learn during their PT journey into their daily lives. As someone who is passionate about movement, Lisa finds joy in helping others overcome challenges to reach their movement goals and get back to the things they love.

While she has dedicated more than three decades to a career in physical therapy, outside of work, Lisa can usually be found outdoors – on long walks or adventurous hikes, or in the kitchen – perfecting recipes for healthy meals and treats to enjoy with her family.

Q&A with Lisa Holden Jackson

Q: What led you to pursue a career in physical therapy?

My senior of high school, I ended up having a knee injury playing basketball. After that, I had several knee surgeries. And so, my first year of college was a lot of rehabilitation, which opened my eyes to the field of physical therapy. Physical therapy was a huge part of me getting back my strength, my mobility and my active lifestyle during that time. So, after I finished my undergrad, then went on to pursue physical therapy to help others. I’ve worked in physical therapy for 30 years now.

Q: Sounds like sports has always been a big part of your life! What’s your most memorable sporting event you’ve participated in?

I’m from a very small town in Idaho and my senior year of high school we made it to state in volleyball and we ended up winning the championship. It was very exciting to be the state champions!

a snapshot of a volleyball game in the 80s

Q: Wow! What a great experience and memory to have. How about now, what hobbies are you passionate about outside of work?

Healthy living is a big passion of mine. So, daily movement, being active and staying active is super important to me.

I love being active with my family – my kids, husband and our dog –  whether it’s hiking or some other outdoor adventure. Nutrition is also super important to me — understanding the impact the food that we put in our bodies has and focusing on the healing power of food – using food as medicine. I really enjoy cooking healthy meals for my family.

cross country skiing
physical therapist Lisa Holden Jackson on a hike with her dog.

Q: Those seem like very fulfilling interests. Would they play a part in deciding what you would do if you could time travel?

Actually, yes. I think if I could time travel, I would go back to when my grandparents were alive. I think life was simpler back then. And I think you got out in nature more and you cooked meals together.

Q: Well time travel is not likely to happen, so alternatively, what is something on your bucket list?

I would love to skydive, but I think I need to start with a hot air balloon ride! I loved watching them here in Eagle, and so I think I would like to go up in one.

physical therapy assistant Lisa Holden Jackson assists a patient with exercises

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Whatever it is that brings you to physical therapy in Eagle, you can be confident that your treatment plan will be designed specifically for you, taking into account your history and your personal goals.

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