Fellow of Applied Functional Science
Nike Golf Performance Specialist (NG360)
Location: Yonge & Sheppard
Laura is currently a Professor at Seneca College in the department of Fitness and Health Promotion in Physical Literacy. She gained her BAKin at York University obtaining a specialized honours degree in Kinesiology and then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. In 2009 Laura completed a fellowship in Applied Functional Science at the Gray Institute (GIFT) where she studied under Gary Gray PT and Dr. Dave Tiberio. This journey led her to focus her practice on the functional three dimensional kinetic chain analysis while converging the physical sciences, biological sciences, and behavioural sciences to better the overall function of her patients. Whether returning to a simple daily activity, a high level sport, sport conditioning or even injury prevention, Laura will design a program, assessment and treatment specific to your needs and individual body. She has also completed a Nike Golf Performance Certificate Powered by The Gray Institute (NG360) in Forth Worth Texas at The Oven, where the the innovation of Nike Golf was born. She focused on building upon her existing functional skills directly related to golf-specific principles, strategies and techniques . With this specialization she will be able to assess the biomechanics of your body during your swing in all three planes of motion at each joint and then design a specific program for your individual golf needs.
Her continuing education courses include: Chain Reaction Seminars, Functional Soft Tissue Transformation (Los Angles California) which focuses on restoring the health of the soft tissue through the facial structures, Acupuncture AFCI, Manual Therapy, Active Release Techniques®, Mulligan Concepts, Pose Running Techniques, and Running Specialist through the Running Clinic.
She has experience working with the Toronto Football Club Academy, The Midget Marlies, Youth Girls Soccer Teams and Youth Basketball both on field coverage and physical training. She is also a clinical instructor with the University of Toronto Physical Therapy Program.
Laura continues to be active with running, yoga, basketball and beach volleyball. She is especially interested in training young athletes to focus on injury prevention and most of all, restoring the confidence of our youth in athletics through movement literacy.
The two quotes she lives by and encourages her patients to live by are: "If you have a body you are an athlete" Bill Bowerman and " Function without structure is a ghost and structure without function is a corpse" Steven Vogel .