Lori founded Mosaic Physical Therapy in 2003, dedicated to providing quality health care. After sustaining career-threatening injuries in a horseback accident in 2007 Lori was determined to return to helping her patients heal. Recognizing that much of her own healing success was due to her Yoga practice, Lori committed to integrating Yoga Therapy into her Physical Therapy treatments when indicated. A life-long student, she is continually studying, teaching, and researching innovative treatment techniques. She was the lead investigator in a Harvard/LMU mindfulness study and was an invited guest on "Good Morning America" to discuss her thesis findings on "Backpacks and Schoolchildren". Lori has been recognized in publications across the country and has authored articles in several professional journals. She was one of the few elite physical therapists qualified to be a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists from 1999-2009. Lori is on faculty at Loyola Marymount University where she teaches the Yoga and Health courses in their Master of Arts Degree in Yoga Studies is the Clinical Director of Yoga Therapy Rx. She was also on faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mount St. Mary's College for over 10 years. In her spare time, Lori enjoys Yoga, travel, and relaxing at home with her husband and Desi the dog.
Dr. Lori takes the time to know you so that together you can identify the underlying factors that may be contributing to your symptoms. She will then teach you tools and skills to keep your body active and fit. She not only treats your injuries she will also help you to prevent others.
Lori believes in the importance of continuing education and has received multiple academic degrees and certifications. She received her Bachelor of Science from Boston University in 1987, completing her final residency at the world-renowned Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Southern California. In 1997 she relocated to Adelaide Australia to complete an Advanced Master of Science in Physiotherapy where she studied under masters including Geoffrey Maitland and David Butler. She has also mentored and taught with New Zealand's famous manual therapist, Brian Mulligan. In 2008 she received her Doctorate in Physiotherapy from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions. She holds multiple certifications in Yoga, Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT), Pilates, Meditation and is a Certified Brain Longevity Specialist. Interested in somatic psychology she is a Level II somatic experiencing practitioner and a Level II iRest Meditation teacher.