Dr. Laura Mannering DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
I have been diagnosing and treating orthopedic injuries as a Doctor of Physical Therapy for eight years in South Florida and the DC area. Prior to becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy I worked in Asia for several years and volunteered for one year with AmeriCorps in Boston. What drew me to the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy early on in my physical therapy career was how quickly it produced results as well as its lasting effectiveness - both personally with a lumbar disc herniation and with my patients. Unlike with "traditional" physical therapy, patients frequently experience a rapid reduction of symptoms in only a few visits. In addition, my patients often see improvements which prior treatments failed to achieve. One-on-one treatments (without assistants or aides) provide the personal attention needed to teach patients how to treat themselves through targeted movement. I have mentored many physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students as a credentialed clinical instructor and regularly attend, and assist at, courses across the country. I am currently enrolled in the McKenzie Institute International's Diploma program, comprised of online study and in-person mentorship. At the end of the day, I love helping people get back to enjoying what they want to do while preventing symptoms from returning!