Photo: Laura Bancroft, P.T.A.

Laura is a licensed physical therapy assistant with over 30 years of experience. She has had the opportunity to travel, live and work in various regions of the world including Guam, Germany, Turkey, and throughout the United States. Practicing the art and science of physical therapy in various cultures has taught her to respect each individual and how unique we all are in responding to various treatment approaches.

Laura is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, which enables her to empower each patient to efficiently and safely, strengthen and stabilize their bodies and to overcome pain.  She uses these skills to help patients with various injuries to include spine, shoulder, ankle, total joint replacements, as well as post-mastectomy and reconstruction.

Laura has spent many years working with oncology patients helping them exercise pre and post treatment.  As a lymphedema therapist she developed a program called LEAP—Lymphedema Exercise and Pilates, which can help gently exercise those with swelling disorders.

Laura enjoys exercise, traveling, cooking, biking, and fishing with her husband and doing anything outdoors.

Education & Training

  • Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant: Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

Certifications

  • Cancer Exercise Specialist, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, University of Colorado
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • STOTT Certified Rehabilitation Instructor

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association