Lauren has been running for as long as she can remember. As a young child, she was born with internally rotated thigh bones, and specialists doubted that she would ever be able to run. Never one to be deterred, Lauren did her first 5 km race at the age of 13 in 26:57, and even though she wasn’t the fastest, she continued to incorporate running into her childhood and teenage years. After completing her degree in Kinesiology and Psychology at McMaster University, she went on to complete her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, as well as compete in local triathlons. In 2015, Lauren competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Austria, where she finished as one of the top ten Canadian women. Lauren presently is focused on running more competitively, and is a member of the BlackToe Race Team in Toronto.
With advanced qualifications in manual physical therapy techniques, acupuncture, and treadmill gait analysis, Lauren’s treatment focuses on developing specific, progressive movement patterns to successfully rehabilitate injuries and optimize running biomechanics. Lauren also places high value on teaching and education, as a smart runner is a healthy runner. Ensure yourself a healthy and long career by running smart, running fast, and running strong with The Running Physio.
Lauren is also expertly skilled in treating non-running related injuries and pain, including:
- Neck and Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
- Tendonitis: Rotator Cuff, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow
- Osteoarthritis management
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation