Physical therapy with emphasis in: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Athletic Therapy
Laura Culp Elliott PT, DPT, PPSC
Laura Culp Elliott PT, DPT, PPSC
Doctor of Physical Therapy (2003)
University of Central Arkansas
Laura Culp Elliott holds a doctorate in physical therapy and brings two decades of experience helping patients achieve their goals. She's worked with patients of all ages and abilities, including young competitors, weekend warriors, Olympic hopefuls, and professional athletes.
Starting with a clear understanding of patient goals, Dr. Elliott uses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, functional movement and other modalities to create mobility, stability and strength. She's also a certified pain-free performance specialist (PPSC), emphasizing pain-free modalities that help streamline therapeutic results, optimize performance and prevent injuries in the future.
As a former competitive athlete, Dr. Elliott has first-hand experience dealing with serious injuries. Without surgery, she's recovered from rotator cuff tears, fractured ribs, hip dislocation, vertebral fractures, disc bulges, and various sprains and strains. She uses her knowledge and personal experience to better understand her clients' journey and help them succeed in achieving their goals.
When not helping patients in the clinic, you'll probably find her helping people in the community as a volunteer with Alaska Lady Hammer Heads, Chugiak Soccer Club, USA Rugby, Peaker Red Shirts – an online support group she founded to provide exercise modifications for participants of the international My Peak Challenge™ fitness program. She also actively trains and competes in the Scottish Highland Games.
Bachelor of Arts, Biology; Psychology Minor (1999)
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS
- State of Alaska Licensed Physical Therapy Provider
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers / American Red Cross
- Emergency Medical Response / American Red Cross
- Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification
- HealthPro Advantage: Anti-Doping Education for the Health Professional
- Safe Sport Trained
- EIM: Emergency Medical Response for the Sports Venue
- Emergency Medical Response & Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
- Postural Restoration Institute: Myokinematic Restoration
- EIM: Sports Physical Therapy Competencies
- ACEI: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique
- ADNI/SDN: Systemic Dry Needling for Sport Performance
- Alaska Physical Therapy Association
- American Physical Therapy Association
- APTA Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Section Member
- APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section Member
- APTA Women’s Health Section Member
- National Association of Sports Medicine
- International Youth Conditioning Association
- USA Rugby, Alaska Rugby Union
- USA Track & Field
- United States Equestrian Federation
- Bio-Medical Dry Needling, Combining the Art of Eastern Medicine with the Science of Western Medicine.
- Concussions, Pre-Screening, Post-Screening, and Recovery Implications for Athletes and Families
- Joint Replacements and Post-Surgical Expectations
- Functional Movement Screen
- Athlete Injuries, the Benefits of Not Accelerating Recovery
- Office Ergonomics
- PRs through Strength Training (for Runners and Triathletes)
- Tai Chi: Slow Down so you can Speed Up
- The Importance of Breathing (Diaphragmatic Influence on Stabilization and Strength Progressions)
ALASKA VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
- Peaker Red Shirts
- USA Rugby- Alaska Rugby Union
- Chugiak Soccer Club
- Alaska Lady Hammers
- Bluegrass Equestrian Center
- Alaska Herding Group Club
- OPTA Group: Animal Physical Therapy
- Alaska Triathlon Club
- Alaska Equine Rescue
- Alaska Lure Coursing Club
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.