Maggie Lucas, PTA, FMT, PHC
Physical Therapist Assistant
Maggie started out her career working in therapeutic wilderness programs after graduating from Prescott College with a B.A. in Adventure Education. After spending nearly 10 years in the field of Outdoor Education, Maggie turned her focus to the field of Physical Therapy. As an avid athlete, and after a serious accident on a climbing, she was noticing more aches and pains and became curious on how she could treat these on her own. In 2014 Maggie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southwestern Community College with an A.A.S in Physical Therapist Assistant.
Maggie is certified in Fascial Movement Taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Myofascial Cupping by RockTape and is an Original Strength Certified Clinician. Maggie utilizes these modalities as adjuncts to exercise to help get her patients back to the activities they enjoy and love.
Early on in her career as a PTA, Maggie noticed the disconnect between wellness and physical therapy. She would see patients come in with complaints of chronic pain, chronic overuse injuries, multiple body areas involved, in addition to a laundry list of medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, GI complaints, chronic headaches, difficulty sleeping, and metabolic disorders. From her own personal experience with chronic Epstein Barr Virus, Giardia, Autoimmune Disease, systemic inflammation, and food sensitivities, Maggie knew she could help her patients.
Through these experiences Maggie has found that diet and lifestyle are the biggest contributing factors in overall health and wellness. This has launched her on a journey to become a certified Health Coach so she can guide others in similar situations. Maggie completed her Health Coach training with the Primal Institute in 2020.