Liesa Ritchie-Physical-therapist-PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

Liesa Ritchie-Persaud

DPT

Physiotherapist

Paediatrics

USA
/ English

Liesa is a licensed physiotherapist with 30 years experience in the field of adult & paediatric therapy.

Both nationally and internationally, she has educated healthcare professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private paediatric and adult clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as facilities abroad.

Biography

Liesa is a licensed physiotherapist with 30 years experience in the field of adult & paediatric therapy.

Both nationally and internationally, she has educated healthcare professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private paediatric and adult clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as facilities abroad.

She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and achieved recognition as a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Her research interests are toe walking and the development of gait.

Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, proficient teaching skills, motivation to improve the standard of care, & enthusiasm & passion for her field, make her an exciting and compelling instructor.

  1. Shum M, Ngo J, Shirihai OS, Liesa M. Mitochondrial oxidative function in NAFLD: Friend or foe? Mol Metab. 2021 Aug;50:101134. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2020.101134. Epub 2020 Dec 1. PMID: 33276146; PMCID: PMC8324685. This article is open access.
  2. Brownstein AJ, Veliova M, Acin-Perez R, Liesa M, Shirihai OS. ATP-consuming futile cycles as energy dissipating mechanisms to counteract obesity. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2022 Feb;23(1):121-131. doi: 10.1007/s11154-021-09690-w. Epub 2021 Nov 6. PMID: 34741717; PMCID: PMC8873062.
  3. De Oliveira MP, Liesa M. The Role of Mitochondrial Fat Oxidation in Cancer Cell Proliferation and Survival. Cells. 2020 Dec 4;9(12):2600. doi: 10.3390/cells9122600. PMID: 33291682; PMCID: PMC7761891. This article is open access.
  4. Veliova M, Petcherski A, Liesa M, Shirihai OS. The biology of lipid droplet-bound mitochondria. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2020 Dec;108:55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2020.04.013. Epub 2020 May 20. PMID: 32446655; PMCID: PMC8019155. Full text article

Courses & Webinars

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Toe Walking

Instructor:
Liesa Ritchie
8.75 hrs
8 hrs

Why Fuss Over a Pediatric Flat Foot?

Instructor:
Liesa Ritchie
1 hr
4.75 hrs

My Content

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