Laurie Gribschaw, DPT, ATC

Laurie Gribschaw, DPT, ATC – Physical Therapist

Laurie is an orthopedic physical therapist and athletic trainer who has practiced in the Puget Sound region since 2011. She combines the study of biomechanics, evidence-based practice, and individualized manual therapy/exercise programs to accelerate return to functional activities. In addition to her background as a former collegiate soccer player, Laurie has worked with several professional athletes and performers while serving outreach care to the Seattle Reign, 5th Avenue Theater and The Paramount. While she enjoys treating all spinal and peripheral injuries, Laurie has a specific interest in lumbo-pelvic dysfunction including mechanical low back pain and hip labral pathology.Laurie has completed all coursework to complete her Postural Restoration Certification and will be taking the examination this year.

Specialties

  • Manual therapy including assorted soft tissue techniques:
    • active-release technique (ART), and Graston technique
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Postural Restoration (completed all coursework)
  • Kettlebell (trained through StrongFirst) and heavy lifting 
  • Multi-level joint involvement
  • Scoliosis
  • Running Evaluation & re-training
  • Sport-specific performance optimization

Education & Professional Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science, Manchester University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT, University of Indianapolis 2011
  • Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer (WA)
  • Licensed Physical Therapist (WA)
  • Professional Affiliations
  • APTA-American Physical Therapy Association since 2007
  • PTWA-Physical Therapy Association of Washington since 2011

Personal Interest

Laurie’s hobbies include hiking in the beautiful Pacific NW, tennis, soccer, traveling around the world, nutrition, and cheering on her hometown Pittsburgh sports teams, much to the chagrin of her Seahawks-loving husband.

Laurie

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