Lauren graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science in 2009 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011. While at SLU, she competed on the women’s cross country and track team receiving division 1 all-conference titles and was awarded the Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She also received awards for academic performance and graduated with honors.
Lauren began her career working at a large hospital-based outpatient clinic treating a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological cases and managing chronic pain conditions. At this time she was exposed to breast cancer rehab and lymphedema and regularly treated pregnant patients with low back pain and pelvic dysfunction. Her continuing education focused strongly on manual therapy techniques to treat lumbar, pelvis and SI joint dysfunction.
In 2014, she continued treating primarily orthopedic cases with a strong focus in female lumbopelvic dysfunctions, pregnancy-related back pain and post-partum rehab. She was mentored in Pilates-based spinal stabilization and rehab and functional retraining. At this time, she received specialized training in pelvic rehabilitation and pursued extensive continuing education through Herman & Wallace allowing her to treat pelvic pain, bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction related to the pelvic floor.
Since then, she exclusively treats both men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction serving patients in the greater Phoenix area. She has been recognized as an expert in the field of pelvic rehabilitation as she has earned her Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification. Lauren takes a patient-centered approach and is passionate about developing a trusting relationship with each patient. It is important to her that each patient feels validated about his/her condition and empowered to return to a better quality of life. She feels strongly about educating the community about pelvic rehabilitation and regularly speaks at women’s postpartum groups on the subject.