Laura grew up in beautiful Cape Breton, NS, where she enjoyed a wide variety of activities including volleyball, soccer, running, dancing, piano, and cross-country skiing. Upon graduating from high school, she ventured off to Dalhousie University to study Kinesiology. During this time, she worked in a physiotherapy clinic with a talented group of therapists, who further motivated her to pursue the profession.
Laura graduated with her BSc (Kine) in 2006 and opted to defer her acceptance into physiotherapy for a year in order to spend some time volunteering and traveling abroad. She spent this year volunteering for 10 weeks in Costa Rica followed by backpacking throughout Central America learning to scuba dive, surf, and even picking up some Spanish along the way. After this adventure was over, Laura spent some time working as a Kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic, which allowed her to gain valuable experience and start paying off said traveling!
In 2007, Laura was back at Dalhousie to start her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy.
After graduating in 2009, she worked in Halifax for a year before deciding to head west to Grande Prairie “for a year or 2”. In 2011, she met her Grande Prairie born and raised husband and it appears she is here for the long haul. They welcomed 2 busy boys in November 2015 and July 2017.
After finishing maternity leave, Laura returned to her position at the Persistent Pain Program and decided to also join the team at Adventure Physiotherapy. She brings with her nearly a decade of experience as well as many post-graduate courses and training, including pelvic health, manual therapy, and a number of needling techniques, which are further detailed below.
Functional Dry Needling: Level 1 & 2
AFCI - Anatomical Acupuncture: Level 1 & 2
Pelvic Health Solutions: Level 1- Male and Female Incontinence and Prolapse
Pelvic Health Solutions: Level 2 - Pelvic Pain
Movement System Impairment Syndromes - Shirley Sahrmann
New Advances of Hip Rehabilitation
Active Release Therapy (ART) - Lower Extremity
Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Course – Level 3 Lower & Level 2 Upper
Congenital Muscular Torticollis and Acquired Plagiocephaly
Biomechanical Management of the TMJ Complex
Pelvic Health Solutions - Dermoneuromodulation (pending November 2018)