Meet Your Instructor:
Lauren Ziaks, PT, DPT, ATC, NCS has over 7 years of experience treating individuals with concussion and has helped >1200 patients improve their quality of life. Through this growing and evolving practice, she has developed new treatment protocols to help close the intervention gap in knowledge that exists in concussion management today.
She is a graduate of Northeastern University with both a Bachelor of Athletic Training and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
She was previously certified in vestibular rehabilitation therapy with the American Institute of Balance but earned her vestibular competency through Duke University in 2021. She is a board-certified Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS). Lauren has advanced training in vision therapy and operates her practice under the direction of a FCOVD neuro-optometrist. These advanced trainings have allowed her to develop integrated vision and vestibular therapy protocols – treating the brain the way the brain is used in real life vs in specialty silos.
Following her own traumatic brain injury, Lauren has dedicated her practice to helping others Return to Life and Sport. She created Phoenix Concussion Recovery to provide an educational resource to patients and providers alike.
Lauren has published her novel evaluation and treatment protocols in peer-reviewed journals and is expanding her work into the management of dysautonomia.
She presents at local and distant institutions, local, state, and national conferences and her aim is to train as many providers as possible in her novel techniques to improve patient outcomes across the United States.