Laura Porter, PT, DPT, MPH

Staff Therapist

Clinic:
Vestavia

Email:
hesterl@therapysouth.net

Education and Certifications:

  • B.S. Exercise Science Samford University 2005
  • Masters in Public Health University of Alabama-Birmingham 2007
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy University of Alabama-Birmingham 2014
  • Certified Dry Needling Practitioner

Clinical Experience:

  • Outpatient Physical Therapist since 2015

Clinical Areas of Interest:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Community Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Industrial Rehab
  • Shoulder Injuries

Professional Associations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Personal Interests:

  • Family: 2 kids – Sawyer and Maggie
  • Member of The Church at Brook Hills
  • Enjoy running and working out

Why I became a physical therapist:

I love being a physical therapist because it affords me the opportunity to get to know my patients on a personal level, while helping them improve their overall quality of life. I feel lucky that I get to encourage others on their journey towards decreased pain and improved function as they get back to the activities they enjoy! And honestly, so many of my patients have as much of a positive impact on me as I do on them – these relationships enrich my life immensely! I feel blessed to be in this field and working for a great company like TherapySouth.

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