Owner, McLaughlin Proactive Health Group
Dr. Laurie McLaughlin is a leader in the field of orthopedic physiotherapy and a world-renowned expert in manual therapy and the role of breathing in chronic pain and stress.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and an Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association with distinction. She was a chief examiner for the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has taught both nationally and internationally.
She noticed a segment of her patients, many of whom were poor breathers, did not improve with traditional treatment. Upon further research, she recognized a gap in health provider knowledge regarding the importance and effects of altered breathing. This motivated her to seek a doctorate with a focus on breathing. Laurie completed a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at Andrews University in Michigan.