LAURA KIRKPATRICK, PT
Bachelor/Master of Science in Physical Therapy: Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
Post Master's Certificate: Integrative Nutritionist
Why did you choose this profession?
Growing up I was always involved in sports and I competed in gymnastics for 15 years. I researched physical therapy, athletic training and exercise science. At the time I was entering college, there was a great need for PT’s and I felt the field of PT gave me many avenues of practice to explore.
What do you believe is your best quality as a practitioner?
Although I have many years of valuable experience, I continually try to improve, learn, and expand my knowledge. I realize that there are many aspects to “healing” and I appreciate the integrative approach. I feel motivation is key and try to find the personal motivators for each individual (while keeping a fun atmosphere)
Interests and Hobbies?
Fitness, Nutrition, sports, SU basketball, childhood wellness and nutrition
Did you know?
I recently received my post master’s certificate in nutrition and integrative health and believe that proper nutrition plays a big role in the healing and wellness process. Research has linked nutrition and integrative therapies as essential in the treatment approach of many orthopedic injuries and chronic inflammatory conditions as well as FMS, and CFS.
What do you find most interesting about your job?
A challenging aspect of physical therapy is to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan/approach. This is true as insurances and time restrictions often limit treatments/coverage, however individuality is key to successful rehab!
Favorite TV shows: Modern Family, The Middle and Ellen. Favorite Foods: sushi, salmon and dark chocolate covered almonds (TJ’s are the BEST!!)
Post Master’s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health
Level one core control and lumbar stabilization
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
Current Concepts in ACL
Core Stabilization and Control
McKenzie Lumbar and Cervical, Part A and B
Meet Laura and Her Family!