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Liz is an avid adventurer and athlete.

If it is active and outdoors, she is likely a fan or has taken part at some point in her life. 

Liz has personal experience with a wide array of sports and active recreational pursuits including: playing soccer (member of the University of WI-Madison women's soccer team), tennis, basketball, and softball in her youth. She bikes (mountain, road, and commuting), swims, runs - and has even competed in marathon and triathlon events. For over a decade she has rock climbed (trad, sport, top rope, & bouldered all across North America). Paddling, skateboarding, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding and cross country skiing are also things she enjoys. Like a proper Angeleno, she has learned how to incorporate yoga into her lifestyle and has recently been taking on the challenge of arm balances and inversions. 

Liz utilizes her diverse athletic experience to help her clients at Artisan Physical Therapy thrive.

She enjoys spending time with her musical and creative husband, their dog, traveling, philanthropic work, and pursuing her photographic interests of travel, event, and portrait photography.


Liz Bottrell


Liz is a people person - passionate about healing and life!

Her desire for non-hurried, one-on-one time with patients and to be more adaptable to patients needs, including location of services, spurred her to start her own physical therapy practice in the fall of 2014. With Artisan Physical Therapy, she can provide focused, quality care, give full answers to patient questions, and gain better understanding of each patient’s individual needs, thus putting clients in optimal control of their health and optimizing the healing process.

Her approach to PT is collaborative with her clients taking an active role. She views herself as a guide for clients & patients to greater understanding of their bodies and what is required for healing and enhancing movement in the short-term, as well as for a lifetime. Because injury prevention is important to her, she recommends regular physical therapy check-ups to correct imbalances before problems even arise. She values the opportunity to be your physical therapist and go-to for your sports, posture, & musculoskeletal questions, as well as aches and pains.

She is fortunate to teach and mentor the next generation of physical therapists in the doctor of physical therapy program at the University of Southern California (USC).

In an effort, to maximize her healing potential she took part in an intense one-year fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) to expand her decision-making abilities and expert assessment and performance


University of Wisconsin - Madison - BS in Kinesiology - Exercise Science

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Masters in Physical Therapy

University of Illinois at Chicago - Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Western University of Health Sciences - Doctor of Physical Therapy


Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC)