User:Laura Ritchie


Laura Ritchie

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About Me

Born and raised in Scotland, Laura came to Canada in 2001 to begin her university education. Since graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a BSc(Hons) in Kinesiology in 2005 and then a Master of Physiotherapy in 2007, she has worked in several busy practices, from a single independent clinic to part of a trans-Canada corporation. Laura then completed her Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at Western University in 2012, which concurrently made her a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists.

Laura is currently the Clinic Director at Lifemark - Wortley Village in London Ontario. Her main clinical interests are orthopaedics, vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management and cancer rehabilitation and she continues to pursue education in these areas. Laura also enjoys a concurrent role as an Exercise Leader for patients undergoing and recovering from cancer at the local Wellspring facility.

Laura loves to say "yes please!" to volunteer opportunities that arise. She is currently the Past Chair for the London Orthopaedic Unit and has also volunteered as Editor for the Orthopaedic Division Review of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has volunteered for the Global Health Division of the CPA and since 2012, she has been the Media Manager for Physiopedia. She has also provided voluntary medical coverage at many sporting events, including the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships, the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships, the 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, concussion management, cancer rehab, 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.

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy since 2012.

Professional Appointments

Past Editor of Orthopaedic Division Review (CPA Orthopaedic Division)

Past Chair of London Ortho Unit (CPA Orthopaedic Division)





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