Lauren graduated from Medical University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2007. At the start of her career as an occupational therapist, Lauren primarily worked with patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and multiple traumatic injuries in an inpatient setting. Once she moved to Athens, GA, she developed an interest in treating upper extremity orthopedic disorders and pursued her specialty credential as a Certified Hand Therapist in 2012.
The past 6 years Lauren has specialized in outpatient orthopedic upper extremity and hand therapy here at Athens Orthopedic Clinic. She specializes in acute traumatic injuries, burns, fractures, amputations, tendon repairs, nerve repairs, repetitive motion injuries and post-surgical care. Lauren enjoys working closely with the hand surgeons to ensure an effective and timely recovery for the patients. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys painting, photography, and spending time outdoors with her husband Chad and their dogs Sully and Shooter.