Laurie Gribschaw, DPT, ATC

Laurie Gribschaw, DPT, ATC/L, PRC – 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 all while viewing the body as a holistic, interrelated system. 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 an immense passion for continued education and multidiscipline learning via treatment of the human body as an integrated unit and has worked alongside dentists, optometrists, strength coaches and nutritionists. In her quest for treating the entire system she completed her Level 1 coaching certification through Precision Nutrition and is one of approximately 250 clinicians in the world holding the Postural Restoration Certification. She works to empower her clients through education and refinement of movement patterns to promote a long and healthy life.

Specialties

  • Manual therapy including assorted soft tissue techniques:
    • Active-release technique (ART), and Graston technique
  • Visceral manipulation (through VM5)
  • Postural Restoration Certified
    (https://www.posturalrestoration.com/)
  • Precision Nutrition Certified
    (https://www.precisionnutrition.com/)

  • Kettlebell (trained through StrongFirst) and CrossFit medicine
  • Multi-level joint involvement
  • Scoliosis treatment and sport specific modifications for optimal spinal health
  • 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
  • Postural Restoration Certification 2017
  • Level 1 Precision Nutrition Certified Coach 2018
  • 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 anything active! CrossFit, tennis, soccer, and taking Ziggy (her dog) on adventures just to name a few. She also enjoys traveling around the world including Jamaica, nerding out on nutrition, psychology and cooking, and cheering on her hometown Pittsburgh sports teams, much to the chagrin of her Seahawks-loving friends. Go Pens!

Laurie

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