Lauri Schaefer - PT, DPT, OCS

Lauri Schaefer

Clinic Director; PT, DPT, OCS

Special areas of interest: Neck, back, shoulder, knee, hip, post op orthopedic surgery rehab, Vestibular/Vertigo/BPPV

Lauri was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida. In 2018 she moved to Ashland where, in 2019, she completed an Orthopedic Residency program at Upstream Rehabilitation. She became certified as an Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2021. She also has training in vestibular dysfunction and is LSVT BIG certified for treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Lauri enjoys working with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and neurological disorders including balance, dizziness, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke rehabilitation. She utilizes evidence-based practices such as exercise, joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, and patient education to promote body awareness and maintain improved functional mobility and decrease pain.

Outside the clinic, Lauri enjoys exploring the beauty of Southern Oregon through hiking and snow shoeing, sampling the local wineries, listening to music, and strengthening her own body and mind through Crossfit.

  • Location: East Medford