PT, DPT, Vestibular Rehab Therapist
Lauren Fournier, PT, DPT is a graduate of UMass Lowell where she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2012 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. An avid athlete, she played 2 years of Division 2 softball as a catcher and then went on to become a strength and conditioning coach, and a Junior Olympic ASA softball coach for 3 years prior to resuming her education and obtaining her DPT.
Prior to her time at FPTS, Lauren had been an outpatient therapist for ProSports Physical Therapy in Massachusetts. In early 2018, because of her love of working with the elderly, she began working per diem at Northwood Rehab, a skilled nursing facility in Lowell.
She has received extensive training and course work over the past 3 years in advanced vestibular rehabilitation through Emory University in Atlanta, GA and has been specializing in the treatment of ailments such as concussion and vertigo. Her coursework and advanced training has included multiple conferences on sport-related concussion and spine injuries, which makes her an expert and valuable addition to our expanding sports medicine and injury prevention service areas. To add to her repertoire of skills, she has certification in Graston Technique and Spinal High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) manipulation techniques of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and SI joints, and is currently working on her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training for healthcare professionals to become a yoga practitioner and instructor.
She is licensed in both NH and MA and enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic injuries, vestibular disorders and working with geriatrics.
Outside of the clinic, she is a spin instructor at In Motion Cycling in Westford, MA and enjoys working out, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.