Lisa Altamirano

Clinical Director/Physical Therapist
  • Opened Agile Physical Therapy in 2008, fulfilling a personal and professional goal of owning a private practice focusing on personalized treatment for patients, bringing back traditional medical values of service.

  • Florida-native, moved to Birmingham to pursue dance at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) under the direction of Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski

  • Danced with Alabama Ballet; free-lanced in New York City with modern dance companies after graduating from NYU.

  • Obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from New York University (NYU), Tisch School of the Arts

  • Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

  • Director of Physical Therapy and staff PT with UAB Sports Medicine with William P Garth, Jr., MD since 1998

  • Certified Pilates Reformer, Chair, and Cadillac instructor with Balanced Body University 2009 - present.

  • Developed healthy dancer injury prevention and screening program at ASFA in 2000

  • Active in research, lectures and injury prevention, particularly for dancers with local and regional dance companies (Alabama Ballet, Alabama Dance Theatre, Andalusia Ballet, Birmingham Dance Theater, Encore, Birmingham Ballet)

  • Treating therapist for Birmingham Broadway series in coordination with Neurosport Atlanta. 

  • Awards: Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Universities and Colleges for Physical Therapy; the Lew Wasserman Scholarship and the Tisch Dance Merit Scholarship at Rosella Hightower’s Centre de Danse in Cannes, France

  • Lisa and her husband, Victor, have three beautiful children.

  • Hobbies: sailing, photography, attending cultural events, cooking and spending time with her family.