Laura received a BS in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in 1987.  She then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine through the University of North Carolina and Health South Rehabilitation Corporation, receiving her certification as an Athletic Trainer in 1990.  During this fellowship Laura trained under prominent orthopedic surgeons Dr. James Andrews and Dr. William Clancy and well known physical therapist Kevin Wilk in Birmingham Alabama. Laura has 28 years of experience treating orthopedic / sports medicine injuries in professional, collegiate, high school and amateur athletes.  Laura was an Athletic Trainer the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 1994 United States Paralympic swim team.  She served as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach for 12 Seasons with the WNBA Detroit Shock.  She is currently a Senior Physical Therapist for the DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER and the Director of Player Performance for the WNBA New York Liberty .  She is also the Founder and President of Girls Can Jump, Inc.  Laura is nationally recognized for her many outreach programs throughout the USA facilitating and training coaches, student athletes and parents in measures to reduce serious knee injuries in female athletes.