Lisa Westhorpe OTR/L

About Nurture Occupational Therapy

Lisa Westhorpe

MSc Occupational Therapy, OTR/L

Hi! I'm a masters-level qualified occupational therapist and mama of two with a passion for supporting women during their motherhood journey. My interest in women's health started after my own (not always positive!) experiences of pregnancy and early motherhood. After experiencing both physical and emotional challenges during pregnancy and the postnatal period, I spent many hours studying how to help and support myself back to feeling well. In addition to courses on perinatal mental health, infant development and time management for busy moms, I gained my qualification as a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist in 2019, so that I can use my knowledge of adapting exercises to help moms return to exercise safely.

I knew that I was not alone in finding the transition to motherhood challenging. After speaking to so many mothers who expressed an interest in receiving support, I founded Nurture Occupational Therapy in early 2019 to help meet this significant unmet need.  I am passionate about supporting birth choices, educating parents-to-be on the fourth trimester, ensuring parents can take care of their bodies while taking care of baby, and promoting a safe return to exercise.


I look forward to empowering more parents throughout the Bay Area and beyond, so that they can enjoy a happy, healthy parenting experience!