LOTUS Integrative Therapy is rooted in the conscious integration of Eastern and Western Medicine providing exceptional Integrative Medicine and Therapeutic Care to optimize therapeutic outcomes for improved quality of life for everyday living.
Ingrid Keating, L.Ac., OTR/L, MSOM, BSN, Watsu® Practitioner is an Integrative Medicine Practitioner and Founder of LOTUS Integrative Therapy LLC. She is a licensed Acupuncturist and a Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture through the NCCAOM National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with an Ohio Acupuncture license through the State Medical Board of Ohio. She is Board Certified for Occupational therapy through the NBCOT National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy and holds an Ohio license through the Ohio Board of Occupational and Physical Therapy and an Illinois license through the Illinois State Department of Professional Regulation.
Ingrid Holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational therapy from Alvernia University in Reading, PA and a four year Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine with a combined Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL. During her 4 year Masters degree she worked extensively with veterans, fertility patients, pediatrics and homeless populations providing Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui na, Gua Sha, Auricular Acupuncture and Raw Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas .
Ingrid is a Certified Watsu® Practitioner, WaterDance® (SubAquatic Therapy) Practitioner and a Certified Basic Watsu® instructor through the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association of Aquatic therapists. She was previously a US Synchronized Swimmer and a collegiate competitive swimmer. She has trained in the Aquatic therapy arena with Watsu® Creator Harold Dull, Minakshi, Cameron West, Mary Seamster, Peggy Shoedinger, PT and many others since 2000.
Ingrid began her Pediatric Occupational therapy practice at Children’s Hospital Cincinnati in 2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio helping to form the Drake Center Aquatic Therapy Program. She has worked in a variety of settings since within school, rehab and early intervention such as Chicago Public Schools and Rehab Institute of Chicago. Ingrid was also previously the Clinical Director of Integrative Medicine and Hospital Liason serving on the Planetree Integrative Medicine Committe at Galter LifeCenter affiliate of Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, IL. She launched and brought the technique of Watsu® Aquatic therapy in 2004 to the Chicago area in the Chicago Public school system as one of the lead CPS Aquatic therapists for severe and profound pediatric populations and within the chronic pain and women’s health realms at the Galter LifeCenter. Her Chicago based Watsu® Aquatic Therapy Program was featured in a variety of magazines and publications including; Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, Alternative Medicine Magazine and Well Magazine.
Her postgraduate paperwork in Chinese Medicine focused on Integrative Fertility to improve live birth rates in Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART) integrating Chinese Herbs and pre/post Acupuncture for IVF embryo transfer. She is truly a lifelong and tenacious learner and plans to matriculate and pursue her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA in the near future. She is currently co-authoring a clinical Watsu® Aquatic therapy book with one of the most prolific Aquatic therapists of our time Harold Dull the creator and pioneer of Watsu®. She is currently enrolled in an EmodiYoga® year-long training at Sangha Yoga in Loveland, OH which emphasizes Somatic yoga, Yoga therapy, Embryological studies and is influenced by Somatic Therapist and Occupational therapist Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s approach coined as Body Mind Centering®.
Ingrid has extensive experience treating musculoskelatal, chronic pain, fertility and somatic challenges with adult and pediatric populations. Her areas of clinical focus are Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health, Fertility, Somatic therapies and Family Medicine. In 2018 she interned at the well-known Integrative Medicine practice The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.
Ingrid truly finds joy in weaving her clinical skill set to consciously integrate Eastern and Western Medicine on land and in water. She is excited to offer the many benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Mariemont and has teamed up with Kempf Surgical and Orthotics in Montgomery to provide Watsu® at the Aquatic Rehabilitation Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Pearlman Center for Aquatic Therapy Satellite.
She is a wife and a busy mother of four beautiful children and a resident in the Historical Village of Mariemont, Ohio. She and her husband have travelled extensively throughout Asia and find joy in sharing their love of travel, nature and bodies of water with their children.