User:Laura Ritchie



Laura Ritchie

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About Me

Though born and raised in Scotland, I came to Canada in 2001 to begin my university education. Since graduating from the University of Western Ontario, I have worked in several busy practices, from a single independent clinic to part of a trans-Canada corporation. My main interests are orthopaedics and vestibular physiotherapy and I continue to pursue education in these areas. I completed Western University's Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy in 2012. This program also allowed me to achieve my primary goal of being a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. I would love to undertake a PhD in the near future and am always on the look-out for deficits in the literature that I may help with my research. I have provided voluntary medical coverage at many sporting events, including the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships, the 2007 Canadian National Juvenile Wrestling Championships, the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships, 2010 Canadian Special Olympics and the 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Specialties: Manual therapy, evidence-based practice, orthopaedic & musculoskeletal injuries, sports physiotherapy, running injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, Cancer C.A.R.E. (Client-centred Active Rehabilitation and Empowerment), TMJ dysfunctions, functional rehabilitation, work hardening/conditioning, workers compensation, motor vehicle collisions


BSc Hons, Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, 2005.

MPT, Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, 2007.

MClSc, Manipulative Therapy, University of Western Ontario, 2012.

Professional Affiliations

Member of Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 2005.

Registered with College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2007.

Member of the CPA Orthopaedic Division since 2007.

Member of CPA Pain Science Division since 2010.

Member of CPA Neurosciences Division since 2014.

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy since 2012.

Professional Appointments

Senior Editor of Orthopaedic Division Review (CPA Orthopaedic Division)

Chair of London Ortho Unit of CPA Orthopaedic Division





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Contact Details

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