Dr. Laurie McLaughlin

Alumni of Distinction Award Winner
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Dr. Laurie McLaughlin
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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.