Elizabeth Leeds received her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1998 and her clinical doctorate in 2009 from Boston University. Elizabeth's passion in fitness and wellness coupled with her own journey with a neuro-autoimmune issue and motherhood has confirmed her belief in looking at the individual as a whole and honoring his/her musculoskeletal and environmental factors.
Elizabeth's treatment techniques fuses her background in manual therapy, functional biomechanics, mat and reformer pilates, personal training, and holistic life coaching. She recognizes the stress of life and inadequate nutrition can perpetuate and accelerate any underlying musculoskeletal issue. Her hope is to empower the individual with the education and realistic tools to manage the musculoskeletal issues, in order to enhance the client's confidence, hope and vitality.
Elizabeth's free time is spent teaching in the fitness industry for GRAVITY and educating on prenatal and post partum issues, as well as, care for the pelvic floor.
Jill joined the Comprehensive Therapy Services family in 2010 and is very excited to be a part of the team approach that CTS offers. She received her Physical Therapy degree in 1987 from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences and began her career in the field of Pediatrics in various settings such as home health care, inpatient pediatric facilities, and school/child development centers. After several years of being a full-time Mom, she renewed her career in the field of Women's Health and Pediatric/Teen bowel and bladder dysfunction. Jill is passionate about helping women, children, and teens learn to take control of their bodies and make the changes necessary to regain control of their lives.
Katherine has been part of the pelvic health physical therapy team at CTS since 2010. She treats all forms of urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunction for women, men, and children, as well as pelvic pain. She is a certified birth doula who has attended over 25 births, which has enhanced her understanding of musculoskeletal and pelvic floor issues related to childbirth.
Katherine has studied visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute and craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute, and has started her transitional DPT degree at Arcadia University. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, APTA’s Academy of Pelvic Health, and DONA International. Katherine particularly enjoys helping patients understand the essential role of hip rotation control and intraabdominal pressure control in ameliorating the underlying causes of their symptoms. She also has niche interests in the voice/pelvic floor connection, the application of modern dance techniques to improve lower extremity alignment and motor control, foot core/intrinsic foot muscles, and developmental biomechanics.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, directing the drama club at her local middle school, and spending time with her husband and four awesome daughters.
Jilian joined the CTS team in June 2022. While attaining her doctorate at SDSU, Jilian completed clinical rotations in various settings of pediatrics, neurology, orthopedics, and pelvic health. She has completed continuing education on pelvic health through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She also served on the executive board of her cohort’s student association with the goal of emphasizing diversity and inclusion in the classroom, workspace, and patient care. Jilian loves to encourage and empower her patients to give them the confidence to participate in all the activities that bring them joy and improve their quality of life.
In her free time, Jilian enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, going to the beach, and roller skating.
Danielle grew up in northern California and spent a lot of time being told to "go outside and play". She started riding horses when she was seven, and it was this love of horses that brought her to physical therapy 20 years later when living in NYC. While studying furniture design at Parsons School of Design, she found GallopNYC Therapeutic Horsemanship as a way to get involved with horses in a very horse-unfriendly city. She soon realized that she felt much more fulfilled when working with the pediatric physical therapist than she did designing chairs. She left Parsons in order to finish her Bachelor degree and complete the prerequisite coursework for PT school. In physical therapy school, Danielle became fascinated with pelvic floor PT through an Instagram post and convinced her school to host their own Herman and Wallace course so she would be well-prepared to work in this setting.
Danielle has almost a decade of experience working in a pediatric hippotherapy setting (using horseback riding as a treatment modality) and, because of this, she is equipped with endless patience, a passion for coming up with creative solutions to make exercises relevant for each patient's lifestyle and goals, and what one of her patients deems "such an encouraging spirit". Although she has extensive pediatric experience, she equally enjoys working with her adult patients where she finds the complexity of pelvic floor physical therapy and the meaningful impact it has on her patients' lives to be especially rewarding. She emphasizes education and making attainable goals so that her patients have the tools to be and feel successful.
After 12 years in New York, Danielle is pleased to find herself back in CA where she enjoys hiking, baking, spending time with her nieces, and not circling the block for 45 minutes after work to find a parking spot for her car.
Ginny received her Bachelor's degree in dance and contemporary ballet from the University of California, Irvine and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Before becoming a physical therapist, Ginny was a professional dancer that traveled nationally and internationally in Europe to perform and teach master classes. After completing her Doctorate degree, Ginny found her passion in pelvic health physical therapy where she enjoys using her background as a dancer to help her patients build a strong foundation beginning from breathwork and core to a well rounded exercise program. Her programs are designed to support her patient’s needs whether it is return to sport, recreational activities, or occupation.
During her free time, Ginny enjoys playing her ukulele, roller skating, surfing, hiking, and exercising.
Kristin has been with CTS since August of 2004 and is currently the Office Manager and teaches Pilates. She graduated from SDSU in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. In 2007, she became a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. She received a Pilates certification in 2008 through the Balanced Body University and recently trained on the CoreAlign.
She loves spending time with her family, especially her daughter, Kassidy, born on Halloween of 2012. She also enjoys Yoga and hiking.
A native San Diegan, Lilly attended Point Loma High and the University of San Diego. She is active in La Jolla Playhouse and has served on the board. Lilly is also a "CASA", Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. After raising five children as a single mother, Lilly re-entered the work force specializing in medical front desk office procedures, which included insurance and billing. The rules and regulations of insurance and billing are ever changing and require close vigilance. Lilly is a patient advocate and believes patients should be given the highest form of quality care, integrity and dedication from the Physical Therapists that attend to their needs and the aides that assist them.
During the past 25 years, Cindy's courage, leadership and dedication to her patients and staff and ethical business practices have paved the way for success. CTS is now widely considered one of the premier physical therapy clinics in the Southwestern United States for Women's Health and Pelvic Medicine. Through education in preventative strategies and a proactive, manual treatment approach, Cindy's goals are to minimize discomfort, expedite recovery and restore and enhance function with each of her patients. One of Cindy's top priorities for her staff is continual mentoring and supporting professional education to keep abreast of the latest research and techniques. She provides the means and time for her staff to take courses to grow in their respective areas and to share this information staff wide on a regular basis.
Cindy's own ongoing education in the areas of orthopedics, women's health, oncology survivorship, and pelvic medicine is extensive and she loves to learn and to share her knowledge with patients, other practitioners, physicians and friends. Here in San Diego, she worked as an adjunct professor at San Diego State University and guest professor at the University of St. Augustine Physical Therapy Programs. She partnered with UCSD Pelvic Medicine Center in national research projects and educates residents and fellows in physical therapy options for clients. She has formally presented at UCSD Grand Rounds, Naval Medical Center San Diego-Balboa, and the American Urogynecologic Society. She often gives educational talks to various support groups, physician offices and other health and wellness practices. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health and Private Practice Section, International Pelvic Pain Society, American Urogynecologic Society, National Vulvodynia Association, Interstitial Cystitis Association and Vulvar Pain Foundation. She was even quoted in the Oprah Magazine, October 2020.
Cindy is a breast cancer survivor. She and her husband are the proud parents of a teenage daughter. She manages to keep up with her daughter and stay healthy with running, cycling, yoga, Pilates and taking a deep breath as often as she can.