Laureen (she/her/hers) is an accomplished physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical and supervisory experience. Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii, she received a degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Health Education from California State University, Long Beach.
She has a strong clinical interest in orthopedics and neurological disorders, including men’s and women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunctions. She has worked closely for over 23 years with the Cancer Center and Colorectal Institute of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, and is a certified lymphedema therapist. Working there she specialized in pelvic floor disorders and she was a frequent guest speaker at breast and prostate cancer support groups as well as other community education seminars.
She is a passionate physical therapist who understands the lack of quality care for men's and women's pelvic health issues, and she has worked on developing successful programs to help with urinary dysfunctions such as urgency and frequency disorders, rectal pain, visceral pain, urinary and bowel incontinence and orthopaedic pains during pregnancy. She has completed visceral manipulation training in addition to her extensive pelvic floor and lymphatic training. Laureen is also a certified clinical education instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the APTA Pelvic Health Academy (formerly known as the Women's Health section).
Fusion Wellness PT is proud to have such a skilled practitioner providing culturally competent care in our Glendale/Montrose office.