Lauren Ziaks, PT, DPT, ATC
Co-Founder & President
Lauren was raised in the small town of Windsor, Connecticut but always dreamed of the city lifestyle leaving for Boston, Massachusetts for her college education. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University.
Lauren worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Northeastern University Volleyball prior to moving into working as a Lab Instructor for both the Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Education Departments at Northeastern University.
After experience in football ranging from small Division 1 teams to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to the Arena Football League, she joined the US Skiing and Snowboarding Association as a Team Therapist. She experienced the evolution of sport concussions through her growth as a young professional. Starting as an Athletic Trainer, identifying concussions was a part of her early education. However, she always felt there could be more done in treatment and the return to sport process. As concussions finally became better understood and better respected, she was already leaving the sports world for private practice.
Once in private practice, her focus shifted to solving the “Concussion Problem” following her own head injury. Lauren suffered a severe concussion/TBI and was underwhelmed with the treatment options available. After learning of evolving treatments not present in her own community, she realized her new mission had to be improving treatment for concussions. Lauren specializes in prolonged recovery (>3weeks-15years+) of mTBIs. She specializes in a new field of concussion management: vision and vestibular therapy. Lauren’s passion and drive to help others sharing her same misfortune led her to create and direct the new Concussion Management Program at Wasatch Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. She recently transitioned to the Intermountain Park City Hospital* in Park City, Utah to help grow their concussion programs.
Lauren lives with her husband, Scott Trapani, and their two furry babies, Andy and Theo, in Utah. They enjoy the dog park, hiking, and skiing in their free time!
Check out the links in “In the News” to learn more about Lauren’s story. Remember, there is no deadline on recovery and the good providers can always make life even just a little bit better no matter how far post injury you are!
To learn more about Lauren’s new treatment method for concussions – Primitive Reflex Integration – visit PTWebucation and take her online CEU course for PTs.
You can follow her on Twitter at: LZconcussion
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