Dr.Lauren Falk, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Lauren is a Physical Therapist who is passionate about providing the best care for her patients. Her connection to sports medicine began during her time as a 3-sport athlete. Experiencing the difference that great AT's and PT's can make in an athlete's and team's performance was inspirational for her.  Sports medicine is the perfect marriage between science, medicine and her natural competitive drive.

 

Lauren started her professional career as an Athletic Trainer at the University of Louisville caring for the Men's & Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Teams. While at Louisville,  she worked with both national and world class caliber athletes.  Lauren followed her passion for Division I Athletics back home and continued her career as an Athletic Trainer at Marquette University. During her time there, she served as the Athletic Trainer for Men's Soccer, and Men's & Women's Tennis. During her tenure at Marquette, Lauren cared for teams who won multiple Big East Regular Season and Tournament Championships, as well as two NCAA births with Men's Soccer, including one Sweet 16 appearance. 

During her 10 years working in Division I Athletics, Lauren has observed and participated in high quality rehabilitation programs to enhance her athletes' performance. These experiences inspired Lauren to expand her clinical knowledge and complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy so she could design as well as implement programs like these. Lauren's primary goal is to provide an "elite athlete" level of care to all types of athletes  - whether elite or recreational.  Lauren also believes in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.  She partners with doctors, coaches, and strength and conditioning coaches to create a well rounded rehabilitation program so her athletes return to sport well conditioned, strong, and prepared for the demands ahead of them.  

Education:

  • DePauw University: BA Kinesiology

  • University of Louisville: MS Sport Administration

  • Marquette University: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Professional Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist

    • Minnesota​

  • Licensed Athletic Trainer​

    • Wisconsin​

  • Registered Athletic Trainer​

    • Minnesota​

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist​

  • Dry Needling Certified: 

    • Structure and Function Education​

Professional Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association

    • Orthopedic Section​

    • Sports Section

  • National Athletic Trainers Association​

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

Professional Accomplishments:

  • ​Presenter at College Athletic Trainers' Society Spring Symposium, 2014