About Us

One-on-one with a licensed physical therapist every visit


 Put your trust in our licensed physical therapists.  While it is a common practice to use PT techs and PT assistants we do not use them at our clinic.  You deserve the best, most qualified care every visit.       

Manual techniques & specialties


Our therapists use a manual, hands on approach to treat.  We often hear that our therapists have "magic hands".  This compliment is a result of years of skilled manual training producing highly knowledgeable therapists.  We also have therapists that have extensive training in specific areas such as chronic back/neck pain,pelvic floor, headaches/migraines, tailbone, jaw pain, CranioSacral therapy, and Trigger Point Dry Needling.  

See the Difference, Feel the difference


From the moment you walk in the building to the time you say good bye to your therapist, you will find we are not your average physical therapy clinic.  We have  friendly front office staff to help answer all your questions.      

Our Team

Barbara Bauman, PT/Owner



Barbara Bauman is a physical therapist and owner of Bauman Physical Therapy & Wellness since 1998. She earned her degree from Cleveland State University. She has a strong interest in women’s health and a commitment to manual assessment and manual therapy techniques. Barb’s background in manual therapy includes: muscle energy, indirect mobilization, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, lymphatic drainage, among others. This diverse background provides for an integrated approach to musculoskeletal dysfunction.


Margot van Eck, PT, MS, CST


  Margot van Eck, PT, MS, CST has been with Bauman Physical Therapy since 1999. She attended West Virginia University for undergraduate studies and received a BS in Physical therapy at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1981.  She completed an MS in Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky in 1996 with an emphasis in orthopedics.  Margot specializes in manual techniques and enjoys treating all orthopedic problems, chronic neck issues, TMJ, and headaches.  She is certified in craniosacral therapy (for 8 years and older) and trigger point dry needling.

Gail "Cookie" Freidhoff, PT, SCS


Gail "Cookie" Freidhoff-Bohman, PT, SCS,  graduated from Emory University in 1982 after spending several years as an athletic trainer.  She has worked in acute care, served as the manager of a sports medicine center, was on the PT faculty at the University of Kentucky for 5 years, then was a senior PT in the sports medicine center at UK until she retired in 2010.  Finding retirement somewhat lacking in challenges, she  joined the staff at Bauman PT in 2010 working 2 days/week when she is in Lexington. 

Sarah Martin, PT, DPT


Sarah Martin, PT, DPT graduated with a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Kentucky in 2008. She then returned to UK to pursue Physical Therapy, graduating in 2014. As a PT student she was the recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Mary McMillan Award and UK’s Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Award. Sarah is trained in a therapeutic technique developed by the Postural Restoration Institute, visceral manipulation, strengthening, and women’s health. 

Lauren Bush, PT, DPT


 Lauren Bush, PT, DPT, RYT is a doctor of Physical Therapy.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology/Sports Medicine from DePauw University in 2004 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Indiana University in 2008.  She has been trained in the McKenzie method, visceral manipulation, pelvic floor therapy, and has also attended numerous manual therapy based courses through the Institute of Physical Art.  Lauren is passionate about holistic health and wellness and is a certified yoga teacher.   

Lisa Podlecki, PT, DPT


  Lisa Podlecki, PT, DPT double majored in Spanish and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 2018.  She is a certified, registered yoga teacher.  Lisa is passionate about using evidence-based techniques to help return patients to their highest level of function.  She has been published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine.  Additionally, Lisa has specialization in pelvic floor therapy and certified in trigger point dry needling.  

Kim Davis, personal trainer


 Kim Davis is a fitness trainer and has been with Bauman Physical Therapy since January of 2004. She is certified through the American Council on Exercise in both Group Fitness (1996) and Personal Training (1997). Kim teaches classes including: step aerobics, pump (barbell classes), cycling, and Pilates at both Bauman Physical Therapy and the local YMCA. She works with those with active lifestyles as well as rehab patients.  

Leanne Field, office manager


  Leanne Field has been the office manager of Bauman Physical Therapy since 2000.  She graduated from Transylvania University in 1998 with a degree in Business with an emphasis in healthcare administration.  Leanne is happy to address all the needs of patients and our staff.          

Front Office Staff


Kathleen Wills-Ellison (pictured right) is our In-take Coordinator and likely the friendly voice you hear when you call our clinic.  She is always ready to help assist patients with scheduling or new patient paperwork.  Kathleen has been at Bauman Physical Therapy since 2012.

Tish Scott (pictured left) is our Insurance Specialist.  She has extensive insurance experience and can answer all your insurance and authorization questions.  She has also been working at Bauman Physical Therapy since 2012.     

Contact Us

Send Message

Please contact us directly with any questions or comments.  We ask that you please do not cancel appointments via email.  We have an answering machine to take calls after hours.  

Bauman Physical Therapy

615 Delzan Place, Lexington, KY 40503

(859) 219-2233 phone (859) 219-3322 fax


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed