Additional certification : Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT), Acupuncture (CAFCI), Gunn Intramuscular stimulation (GGIMS)
Lauren Macauley graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2010. Originally from Nova Scotia, Lauren has spent five years working on Vancouver Island before moving to Vancouver. Professionally, she has received her Certificate of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI), is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT) and is a certified Gunn intramuscular stimulation (IMS) therapist.
Lauren aspires to educate every patient about their injury and then use a hands-on manual therapy approach to their treatment. She specialized in teaching patients how to move properly. She uses acupuncture to compliment her manual therapy, as it is a powerful way to treat the surrounding soft tissue. For Lauren, the most rewarding part of her job is empowering her patients about their injury and seeing the positive results with
Her special interests are in gait analysis for runners, plantar fascia and metatarsal pain, cervicogenic headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and treating all forms of sprains/strains of the body. She has worked with a variety of international class sports teams including hurling and rugby in Ireland, Canada Games soccer teams, national rowers, motocross and mixed martial arts athletes.
More recently Lauren has taken a special interest in concussion management, base-line testing for concussions, post-concussion syndrome, and vestibular rehabilitation. She has taken many courses and is up to date with the latest research and treatment techniques available with this growing field of rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Lauren is a dedicated competitor in equestrian dressage and in dog agility with her sheltie dog. Lauren also loves getting outside to go hiking, biking, surfing, and kayaking. Overall, this experience has provided her with a well-rounded approach to physiotherapy and a belief in the value of movement.