Karen Red, Physical Therapist and co-owner
“I love this specialty because it is so important for quality of life, and makes such a profound difference in so many people’s lives. I love taking the time one-on-one with patients and problem solving their complicated issues.”
Karen has a BS in Physical Therapy from the university of Vermont, is a member of the American Physical Therapy
Association and of the Women’s Health specialty section. Before working in pelvic health care, Karen worked with
spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation, stroke, and in other PT settings. She is a member of the APTA
and the Women's Health Specialty Section.
Karen has lectured medical students, doctors and other health professionals at Hershey Medical Center and other
PT programs. She also gives community lectures on how physical therapy can help pelvic health and takes her
therapy dogs to nursing homes and the Ronald McDonald House. She’s training her new puppy to be a reading
partner for kids at libraries and schools.
“People having pelvic related problems are usually very uncomfortable and embarrassed, and just need a caring
qualified professional to help guide them to wellness.” Karen says the biggest reward is watching patients improve
so quickly, typically in 6-8 visits! She cherishes thank you notes from patients who can get back to living an active life, traveling, walking, and conceiving.
Karen and her husband have two grown children and love visiting their grandchildren. They have a small farm with sheep, chickens, three dogs and two cats. She enjoys taking her therapy dogs to nursing homes and the Ronald McDonald House. Karen loves the support and friendship she gets from playing tennis on a senior women’s team.
Lisa Janson, Physical Therapist and co-owner
“I love working one-on-one with patients helping them to feel comfortable and safe, allaying fears and misconceptions through education, and then motivating patients to reach their goals. This process will be very informative and I always try to make it fun!”
Lisa has devoted her practice to the treatment of individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction since completing her first pelvic floor course in 1999. Lisa adds that taking that introduction course changed her life and comfortably shares that she HAD urinary leakage and frequency beginning in her early 40s. She successfully treated herself and has been clear of leakage, can easily wait 3-4 hours between bathroom visits, and no longer awakens at night to void, 20+ years later!
Lisa treats all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction especially pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and defecatory dysfunctions, diastasis recti, and pelvic pain.
She has a strong interest in working with patients with dyspareunia (painful intercourse). She is a member of the APTA and the Women's Health Specialty Section.
Lisa received her BS in Physical Therapy degree from Stony Brook University and continues to learn by taking advanced courses in pelvic health physical therapy. She and her husband, Russ have lived in Mechanicsburg since 1986. Together they raised three great kids and now have three beautiful granddaughters. Lisa enjoys yoga, travel, and spending time with friends and family, and her dog, Piper.
Megan Miller, Physical Therapist
Megan Miller loves using physical therapy to give kids and parents more confidence.
Rehabilitating and healing pelvic floor dysfunction is an integral part of improving bedwetting, constipation, urinary
leakage and poor bowel control. Megan’s work helps children to be able to go to sleepovers without wetting the bed,
and also helps transition them from wearing pull ups to underwear. In addition, Megan works with men and women,
giving them confidence to live their lives without worrying about leakage or living with pain.
Megan spends time at local libraries, preschools and retirement homes educating people about pelvic floor
dysfunction, and how physical therapy can help their issues.
Megan has a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton. She did her pelvic floor training
while working at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Megan developed and started a pelvic floor physical therapy program
at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
“I love being able to spend one-on-one time with patients, as well as the teaching aspects that go hand-in-hand with this particular specialty of physical therapy. The warm and inviting atmosphere into which we welcome patients within our office is wonderful.… from the friendly office staff, to the individualized treatment sessions, to the strong bond and camaraderie among our therapists.”
Megan and her husband Steve, who is also a physical therapist, have three children and live in Camp Hill. You can find them walking their dogs, playing at parks, hiking, kayaking and paddle-boarding - one of Megan’s favorite core strengthening activities.
Jean Buchanan, Business Manager and co-owner
Jean has worked in the physical therapy field for over 25 years as a business manager. Her extensive experience in insurance billing and optimizing benefits makes the entire billing process easier for patients.
Jean enjoys gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She and her husband live in Enola.
Terry Pruett-Fisher, Physical Therapist
"I have a strong love of learning and of teaching, and find our profession most effective when we teach well. In doing so, my patient will walk out the door feeling confident in what they have been taught and how to manage his/her issue."
Terry received her BS degree in Physical Therapy and her Master's degree in Exercises Physiology from the University of Delaware. Terry's initial years were spent in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Orthopedics, while teaching at the University of Delaware. Terry has advanced training in Pelvic Floor PT and at her prior employer she developed the Pelvic Floor Program incorporating her experience in chronic pain and orthopedics. Terry's advanced manual training and skills allow her to effectively treat patients with complex and chronic pain while integrating treatment of the tailbone, hip, abdomen, and spine.
When not working, Terry enjoys spending time with her three grown children and her husband Chris, who is also a PT. She shared that she "appreciates very much working at Core Plus with experienced clinicians with advanced skills, and caring hearts and hands." And, we very much appreciate Terry's presence and her contributions to our collective cause!
Stephanie Oscilowski, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Stephanie is delighted to join the amazing team at Core Plus PT. She is very passionate about educating,
guiding, and empowering one's healing process through physical therapy, particularly as it pertains to the
pelvic floor and the core.
Stephanie received her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine in May
2020, and her BS in Exercise Science from Shippensburg University in 2017. Her first career was in culinary
arts after receiving her A.A. degree in Restaurant Management from Harrisburg Area Community College.
Stephanie is the proud owner of the Rebel Heart Irish Dancers, a performance based Irish Dance school she
founded in 2007.
Stephanie's interested in Physical Therapy began as a teen and young adult after having physical therapy for
knee pain. During her DPT training she became interested in Pelvic Floor dysfunction. In her senior year she
completed an 11-week Pelvic Floor rotation and took her first course through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic
Stephanie understands how intimate and personal pelvic floor dysfunction can be for patients and the impact it can have on one's life. She feels honored to participate in the healing process.
Stephanie is taking the steps needed to secure her CAPP certification (Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy) to provide the most comprehensive, evidence-based care to her patients at Core Plus Physical Therapy.
Shelley received her BSPT in 1983 from Temple University. She developed an early interest in manual therapy, including Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Strain CounterStrain. She gradually added to her manual therapy skills including visceral mobilization, neural tissue tension techniques and a variety of joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques.
Shelley has enjoyed using these skills on a variety of chronic pain conditions, an area of health that Shelley feels is underserved and often mishandled regarding rehabilitation efforts. Shelley later developed an interest in pelvic health, another area that at the time was underserved. She has attended several pelvic health courses and has found that combining the knowledge of pelvic anatomy and function along with a variety of manual therapy techniques has been an effective and rewarding way to help patients improve their quality of life and function.
“I love listening to patients with my ears and ‘my hands’. Whether they are dealing with chronic pain or pelvic health issues, or both, it is wonderful to be able to offer a variety of manual therapy techniques, exercise and patient education about their condition. The education, which includes appropriate exercise, body awareness and often self treatment techniques is empowering for the patient. It helps them to regain some control over how they are feeling and alleviates some of the fear about their situation.”
When not working, Shelley enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave, and their two grown children. Dave and Shelley enjoy hiking and kayaking.
Shelley Bitner, Physical Therapist