Lauren Nelson is a Physical Therapist Assistant and Orthopedic Massage Therapist with a passion for providing specific treatment protocols and manual therapy to meet each client’s individual goals.
After achieving her basic massage therapy training immediately after high school in 2006, Lauren continued her education taking courses at Salem State University with a concentration in Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training, which inspired her to complete her certification in Orthopedic Myofascial Release and her Associate of Science degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. This dynamic set of professional skills has allowed her to work in a diverse range of settings in the healthcare field, such as inpatient subacute care, outpatient physical therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, and various massage therapy and fitness/wellness studios.
She has worked with a variety of clients looking to move better, feel better, and perform better. Her clients have included marathon runners, high school athletes (swimmers, runners, and baseball players), CrossFit athletes, bodybuilders, strongman athletes, boxers, weekend warriors, and yoga enthusiasts. Lauren has had great success in treating and helping clients alleviate lower back pain, chronic migraines, idiopathic post-surgical pain, shoulder injuries and dysfunction, lower extremity issues (hips, ankles, and knees), sciatica and piriformis syndrome, TMJ, and many more. Most importantly, her client’s have been positively influenced by her consistent instruction and education on self-care, stretching, and corrective exercises to ensure long-term health and resilience.
Throughout Lauren’s career, she has placed a strong emphasis on personal development in order to stay up to date with the current research and topics to enhance her body of work. In the past she has completed the National Personal Training Institute certification and the TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training course. Currently, she is frequently attending local continuing education courses in the fields of rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports medicine, and sports performance.
An avid health and wellness enthusiast, Lauren also takes pride in her fitness in order to walk to the walk alongside her clients. Recently, she completed a powerlifting meet with competition bests of 250 squat, 140 bench, and 320 deadlift. In her free time, she focuses on training powerlifting, practicing vinyasa and restorative yoga, and self-care.