My Story

I started out my career as an orthopedic physical therapist, treating necks, backs, hips, knees, toes and almost everything in between. After a couple years of practice, I became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist to pursue my goal of clinical excellence and providing my patients the highest level of care. But, I felt like something was missing, and that something was the pelvic floor. I was ready to actually treat people from head to toe, and not skip that pelvic area right in the middle.

 

So I dove into training and loved using exercise, hands on treatment, and education to help people with their bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues.  Empowering people to stay healthy and active without fear of accidents or pain has been extremely rewarding.

My strong background in pelvic floor and orthopedic physical therapy helps me to treat the entire person and set up programs that will help you with your strength, mobility, and posture, so you can keep doing the things you love.  

Community Involvement:

I am passionate about empowering each one of my patients and other physical therapists in my community. I am a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's Academy of Pelvic Health and I am highly involved in their volunteer program. I lead a local DC/MD/VA journal club, where we discuss the latest research on pelvic floor problems. I am the leader of the pelvic floor physical therapy program at Inova Health Care System and help to bring high level pelvic floor educational programs to the region.

 

Education:

BA in Environmental Studies and Spanish from Bucknell University

Doctor of Physical Therapy University of Delaware (#1 Physical Therapy School in the US by US News and World Report)

Fun Facts:

I grew up in Baltimore and love living in DC.

When I'm not working, I'm exploring the city, jogging, reading, knitting, or the keeping up with the latest true crime podcast and documentaries

To learn more about how I can help you, schedule a free 15 minute consult

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1555 Connecticut Ave NW #200

Washington, DC 20036

Lauren@bodywellnessdc.com

(202) 681-2699