Lauren Collier, PT, DPT, ATC


  • Pelham, AL



Education and Certifications :

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina, 2017
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences degree with a major in Athletic Training from The Ohio State University, 2014
  • Graston Certified, 2018

Clinical Experience :

  • Outpatient Physical Therapist since 2017
  • Developed the Concussion Protocol for Therapy South, 2018
  • Research assistant for a National Institute of Health sponsored project: Functional Evaluation to Predict Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Research assistant in the OSU Movement Analysis and Performance (MAP) Program

 Clinical Areas of Interest:

  • Injury Prevention and Strength Training for Athletes
  • Concussion management
  • Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Injuries

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) – member Orthopedic Section/Sports Section
  • National Athletic Trainers Association

Presentations/Publications :

  • Developed and presented a UNC DPT capstone Project on The Baseball Pitcher’s Elbow
  • Developed a Critically Appraised Topic on the effects of various UCL reconstruction techniques, including the relatively new docking technique, on the pitching performance of professional baseball pitchers
  • Published an assessment of the Foot and Ankle Disability Index on the Rehab Measures Database

Personal Interests:

  • Family (Husband: Michael and a Chesapeake Bay puppy: Oakley)
  • Sports-football, volleyball, swimming, softball, hockey
  • Hobbies: hiking, interior design, Netflix, and puppy snuggles

Why I became a Physical Therapist:

The pride and joy from the impact I can have on someone’s life is amazing. Personally knowing the hardships one faces throughout the course of an injury, I live to see that smile at the end of a rough road when your patient can finally say “I am back!”


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