Laura Giles PT, DPT

“I am passionate about building individualized, successful therapy plans for my patients. At the root of that, I believe, is the foundation of trust that I build with my patients. I prioritize understanding my patient’s history, perspective, and their goals, and incorporating that into our sessions. It’s important to me that my clients see gratifying achievements not only in the short term regarding a particular issue, but also in the long term regarding their overall well-being.”

Laura holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with highest honors. She specializes in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and orthopedic conditions for people of all ages and gender identities. Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Georgia, where she graduated magna cum laude. While studying at University of Georgia, Laura developed a passion for therapy and helping others achieve their goals as a volunteer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta overnight summer camps, which focused on helping children with spina bifida and other diagnoses be able to attend summer camp. This eventually informed and confirmed her decision to pursue a career as a physical therapist.

At the onset of her career, Laura recognized the importance of establishing a solid foundation in a variety of outpatient physical therapies and developed clinical expertise treating  adolescents and adults  in the rehabilitation setting for orthopedic and neurologic conditions, pelvic health, sports medicine, post-concussion management, vestibular rehabilitation, and post-operative recovery. Laura practiced with Novacare Rehabilitation in Cincinnati, Ohio, and after establishing her practice, sought to hone the needs of her community. She completed specialized cancer rehabilitation training through ReVital™, to understand the intricacies of oncologic patients and be able to offer targeted therapies. In addition, she pioneered the development of a pelvic health rehabilitation program in the area and established a successful and well respected program within the community. She focused her practice on a variety of issues involving pelvic health treating patients of all gender identities, with specialized LGBTQ sensitivity training and trauma informed care. Laura is passionate about demystifying pelvic health to her patients, normalizing pelvic health as a priority for all people at all stages of life and educating other healthcare professionals about the importance of pelvic rehabilitation. She received her pelvic health training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute.

Laura focuses her practice on compassionate care, with an emphasis on the total well-being of her patients, and deeply values the trust all of her patients place in her. She approaches each patient’s issue with a full body approach and often incorporates multiple modalities to achieve optimal results. Laura has advanced training in manual therapy, dry needling, biofeedback, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Lastly, Laura focuses heavily on research and continuing education. She seeks to constantly integrate the latest evidence based guidelines within her own clinical practice.

Laura is excited to be a part of the team at Atlanta PT. She is a native of Chattanooga, and is excited to be back home to the south with her partner Richy, who grew up in Atlanta. She is a huge Braves and University of Georgia fan (Go Dawgs!) and recently became a puppy mom to her French bulldog, Archie. In her free time, she enjoys training for half marathons with her mom and crocheting headbands and blankets.

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