Laurel Lakey, Lic. P.T. Asst.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Laurel Lakey earned her Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from River Valley Community College in 2014, and has been working at Dee Physical Therapy in Shelburne, Vermont since 2015. She is experienced in post-operative rehabilitation, balance and gait training, overuse injury and chronic pain treatment.
Prior to becoming a licensed PTA, she studied dance at the University of Utah where she earned a BFA in Modern Dance in 2007. She worked as a dance instructor, choreographer and performer in Seattle, Washington for five years. In 2009 she completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and went on to teach group and private lessons in the Seattle area before returning to New England and beginning PTA school in 2012.
Laurel is passionate about combining her skills in dance, yoga and physical therapy to help her patients better understand their bodies and empower them to feel better and stay active. She enjoys using a combination of manual therapies and instruction in therapeutic exercise to help people achieve their individual goals.
Laurel has been offering a weekly Zoom balance class since 2020 and has also been known to teach the occasional Thriller dance class at the Shelburne Athletic Club. She is happily settled in Charlotte, VT where she presently lives with her husband, toddler daughter, dog and chickens.