Laurie VanCott, PT, MSPT, Pelvic Health Specialist, Yoga/Meditation Instructor, Wellness Coach
As a physical therapist and yoga instructor with over two decades of experience in the Columbia Gorge region, Laurie is committed to promoting health and well-being in men & women.
She believes in treating the whole person and building awareness and knowledge of the body and mind can empower one’s own healing process. She loves the challenge of helping people find the ability to move with comfort in their bodies and build confidence, determination, and resilience.
Laurie received her physical therapy degree from Pacific University in 2000 and she specializes in women’s and men’s pelvic health, pregnancy and postpartum health, scoliosis, sports injuries, breast cancer recovery, and persistent pain. She has instructed and developed physical therapy protocols & educational materials for hospitals and community programs, which frequently include yoga and meditation. She also teaches a national continuing education course for healthcare professionals on Yoga and Meditation for Pelvic Health and lectured on this at the national PT convention. While at MCMC she was the Clinical Coordinator for the Mommy & Baby Wellness Program and speaker for the Yoga and Meditation for the Persistent Pain Education program.
Laurie considers herself a lifelong learner and wellness advocate and has taken continuing education courses in orthopedics, manual therapy and myofascial techniques, sports injury prevention, cancer survivorship, and pelvic health courses for over 20 years. Laurie has also completed training in Applied Polyvagal Theory & Yoga, Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, and mindfulness and meditation programs. She has had her own yoga & meditation practice for over 35 years.
Laurie also teaches yoga classes in person and to an online community at www.gorgeyoga.com and leads yoga retreats in the Columbia Gorge. When not in the clinic, researching neuroscience, or on her yoga mat, she’s finding work/life balance by dancing, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.