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Elizabeth Makous
Elizabeth Makous

Elizabeth Makous

  • About Elizabeth

    Elizabeth has been a PT for over 24 years. She earned her BS in Neurobiological Sciences, an MS in Exercise and Sports Sciences in Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy, Highest Honors at Florida State.

    She carries a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She has a passion for helping men and women with complex and challenging diagnosis. She specializes in; Chronic pain of the neck, jaw, spine, pelvis, extremities; Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions; Lymphedema; Lipodema/Fat Disorders edema; Neuropathy induced edema; Venous Insufficiency edema and Casting for Functional Foot Orthotics when appropriate. Her Four Point Philosophy is to 1) Establish an accurate Physical Therapy diagnosis: Based on patient history, medical study results, and thorough musculoskeletal differential diagnostic testing. Determining the many musculoskeletal dysfunctions that may be contributing to a patient's specific pelvic floor or vascular system dysfunction is critical to designing an appropriate treatment plan. 2) Establish an individualized treatment program: Including expert manual therapy; traditional modalities including ultrasound and electrical stimulation; state of the art modalities including the Cold Laser, Physiotouch and Multi Chambered Vasopneumatic Pumps; and a home program. 3) Establish an appropriate home program: Based on a creative team effort between the clinician and the patient such that it takes into account their abilities/disabilities, work or home schedule, and support system. Being creative is particularly important when a patient has debilitating pelvic pain or is undergoing cancer treatments. Practical and effective home programs ensure patient compliance and the best possible quality of life outcomes. 4) Establish good communication with the patient's medical team: Including Physicians, Surgeons,Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors and holistic practitioners. Elizabeth has enjoyed collaborating with many gifted Physician and Surgeon's from the Henry Mayo / Santa Clarita Community, the broader regions of California as well as from other states.

    Languages Spoken
    English
    Specialties
    • Physical Med/Rehab.