Laurel grew up on the east coast in North Carolina. She studied biology at the University of North Carolina and received her doctor of physical therapy in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. After graduating physical therapy school, Laurel traveled all over the country as a contract physical therapist before she settled here in Northern California in the Bay Area. After working in various settings, Laurel realize her love for orthopaedics. She is certified in sports taping and working towards her orthopaedic clinical specialty.
Laurel enjoys dabbling in various sports with her favorites being mountain biking, snowboarding, acroyoga, Crossfit and tennis. She enjoys treating patients with sports specific injuries as she fully understands the movement science required to return to many sports. She also enjoys hiking and paddling boarding with her dog, Koa. Laurel is a strong advocate for the field of physical therapy and writes for a health and wellness magazine.