Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper


Clinic Director | Physical Therapist


Laura received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Laura’s clinical focus is sports medicine, general orthopedics, therapeutic yoga, Women’s Health, and post-mastectomy/breast cancer rehab. She has manual physical therapy training through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and has advanced skills in treating pre- and post-partum, as well as other women’s health issues.

Laura is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has had personal experience with strength and conditioning at the collegiate level while on the Cross Country and Track Teams at the University of Oregon. She is also certified in ASTYM™ (Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization). Laura is co-director of Therapeutic Associates – Central Oregon and is on-site director of TAI at The Athletic Club of Bend. Laura enjoys running, yoga, cycling, skiing, swimming, reading, and spending time with her family.

Additional Certifications

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Doctorate of Physical Therapy; University of Montana

Recent Blog Posts

Our educational blogs draw on the expertise and experience of our therapists, bringing you the information you need to pursue an active, healthy, and pain-free life.
Physical therapy can be a valuable tool leading up to, during and after menopause, offering personalized guidance to address the unique challenges of this life stage.
Nursing mothers can face challenges such as clogged milk ducts. PTs who specialize in women's health can provide optimal support and effective solutions to this condition.
October is National Physical Therapy Month, and as the medical community’s preeminent experts in movement, fitness, and musculoskeletal function and injury, our physical therapists view this month as an opportune time to correct what we see as a few common misconceptions about exercise.

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