Lauren Wenger, PT, DPT is originally from Williamsburg, Virginia and is a College of William and Mary alumnus. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010, through Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Lauren has a strong interest in treating orthopedic conditions, particularly low back and pelvic girdle dysfunction. She is certified as a Functional Dry Needling® practitioner through Kinetacore. Dry needling is a muscle tissue release technique with multiple applications for pain management and sports injuries, and can be very effective in shortening patients’ course of rehabilitation.
In addition, Lauren is currently enrolled in a certification and clinical mentorship program out of Vancouver, British Columbia with internationally known educator Diane Lee. Diane is co-developer of the Integrated Systems Model for Disability and Pain (ISM), an internationally recognized assessment and treatment approach which equips clinicians with the tools to identify the primary driver(s) for pain and dysfunction in individual patients. Lauren is already incorporating many of the concepts from the ISM into her evaluation and treatment. She has a passion to effectively achieve true sustained wellness by profoundly creating change in the body’s structure and function. She works diligently to master cutting edge manual therapy techniques to truly make a difference in her patient’s condition and ultimately their life.
Lauren’s vigor for life does not stop with her career but also encompasses swimming, cycling, photography and lots of reading.