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 of about 60 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, 19 years later!
Lisa treats all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction especially pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and defecatory dysfunctions, diastasis recti, and pelvic pain. Lisa 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 puppy, 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.
Colleen Hickey, Physical Therapist
“I love working one on one with the patients. I love listening to them tell their stories, problem solving, and teaching. I definitely feel like I am practicing an art and a science.”
Colleen has a BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and a MS in Healthcare Administration and Behavior of Human Organizations from Villanova.
Colleen joined Core Plus after a call from partner Lisa Janson. They needed Colleen’s strong orthopedic skills. She started with patients with hip and back pain before moving into pelvic floor patients.
For Colleen, listening to patients and asking the right questions is important. She values the trust that develops in one-on-one time with patients. “It’s unique to Core Plus that patients see the same therapist throughout their treatment.”
Colleen and her husband are from the area where they raised their three children. Colleen enjoys time with her large extended family and being active in community organizations.
Darlene McHugh, Physical Therapist
“I enjoy working with the professional and gifted women in this practice who share the same passion as I do for helping people feel more confident as they regain control of their life again.”
Darlene graduated from Temple University with honors in 1989. Darlene’s been working with men and women who have pelvic floors issues since Pinnacle Health System asked her to start an Incontinence Program 20 years ago. She also has a strong orthopedic background. She has treated spinal disorders, does Microcurrent Point Stimulation Therapy, and extensive postural training.
“I love being able to help people regain control of their life with a very personal and private health issue.” It’s important to Darlene to treat her patients with respect and integrity so they are comfortable talking about sensitive physical problems. She regularly works with patients who have bowel and bladder incontinence, urinary frequency and urgency, constipation, pelvic pain, women who have vaginal/pelvic floor pain, pain with intercourse, low back/sacral pain, pre-natal low back/pelvic pain, post-natal vaginal/pelvic floor pain, weakness, prolapse, post-prostatectomy incontinence.
Darlene and her husband have two daughters, one son, and three grandchildren.
Jean Buchanan, Business Manager
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!
We welcome our newest therapist, Terry Pruett-Fisher!
Read her bio below and learn why we are thrilled that she has chosen to join our team!