not only LOOKS bad,
it FEELS bad!
Laura P. Coombs, MS, ATC, CSCS
Thank you for stopping by!
A quick note about me:
I've been in the fields of sports medicine & fitness for three decades, and I believe that GOOD POSTURE is the first and most fundamental step when taking charge of your best health.
If you're curious about how POSTURE affects YOUR best health (and your aches and pains), grab your copy of my book, Of Course Your Knees Hurt.
The truth is, my book could also have been called
"Of Course Your Back Hurts",
"Of Course You're Feeling Old",
"Of Course Weight Loss is Hard",
or "Of Course You're Injured Again"...
because all of those common ailments boil down to the same thing, AND YOUR AGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
I'm an Athletic Trainer & Egoscue Certified Posture Therapist who offers 1-1 coaching sessions via Zoom.
Our sessions will focus on injury rehab and prevention with the goal of keeping you "in the game."
Here's how it works. ⬇
STEP 1: ASSESSMENT
LET'S LOOK AT HOW YOU STAND
Your standing posture says a lot about you! I'll take 4 quick screenshots and upload them to a posture grid to look for asymmetries and deviations that could be contributing to your aches and pains. You'll get a better understanding of WHERE your pain is coming from...and WHAT your pain (and your posture) is telling you.
STEP 2: MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
LET'S LOOK AT HOW YOU MOVE
Your body is perfectly designed to walk, reach, rotate, climb, crouch, and carry. Can you do each of these with ease and confidence? I call this "functional posture." I'll take you through a thorough movement analysis as I watch and listen to how your body responds and feels with different exercises. We'll work together to create a personalized exercise plan to begin the process of unraveling your current posture and movement patterns to make room for new ones...and you'll establish a routine to do the exercises every day ;)
STEP 3: THE EXERCISES
LET'S LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE DOING
Now, the transformation begins! Your personalized exercise plan will be delivered to you via email and Egoscue app. You'll get detailed written instructions and photos, plus video illustrations of each exercise. You'll have access to me via email or Zoom office hours for questions, support, and feedback on the exercises...to be sure that what you're doing is getting us closer to your goals.
STEP 4: FOLLOW-UPS
LET'S LOOK AT WHERE YOU'RE GOING
As your posture changes, your menu needs to change so that we continue to make progress. We'll meet every 1-2 weeks to update your exercises based on your photos and your feedback. It's a process that gradually builds your endurance, balance, resilience, and confidence...so you can go back to enjoying your active lifestyle without limitation...and stay in the game! *My Posture Package includes 4 Zoom sessions. Ready to get started? Click here.
"Working with Laura has been a game changer for me. Her experience and personality made the sessions fun and educational. She explains how, from the head to the feet, to strengthen your posture so you can live YOUR best life. I've been working with Laura for 2 months now and my workouts, sleep, and digestion have all improved. Don't wait. Contact Laura. Your life will be so enriched!"
Teresa, age 54
"This program has renewed my faith and taught me that my body does NOT have to feel old as I age! I have gained the tools to eliminate my knee pain and maintain an active quality of life. I love that I can do the posture exercises anywhere."
Felicia, age 61
"As a novice exerciser, I appreciate the simplicity and effectiveness of Laura's therapy. I feel better than ever and have a new optimism about the aging process. Great info and so motivating!
Nothing else worked for my neck pain - this did!"
Megan, age 64
"Age and circumstance take a toll on the body. For over 30 years I have run the gauntlet of myotherapy, PT and chiropractics. These only gave fleeting relief to my issues, never addressing the source of the problem. It wasn't until I started working with Laura that I was actually able to see and feel definitive progress and changes in my body....after only 6 weeks. I have no doubt that this program will alter the course of my health for the rest of my life."
Ben, age 67
There is no shortcut, no workaround, no one gadget, and no one person that can truly build your best health until YOU take charge.
You can do it.
I can help.
Let's start now.
Laura has a psychology degree from Stony Brook University and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Queens College. She maintains credentials as an Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Egoscue Posture Alignment Specialist. Her career has taken her from athletic sidelines to industrial ergonomics to posture therapy and Age Strong coaching (click here for info on her Age Strong program). The four pillars of good health and an ILOC (internal locus of control) are the foundations of her work.
Her clients get straightforward, simple, effective support that's rooted in science...with a splash of fun!
She especially enjoys coaching people like herself who have "over 50" bodies and "under 40" attitudes, share her TAKE CHARGE approach to aging, and her lifelong quest for health and adventure.
Laura lives in Lexington, KY and enjoys serving a global audience with her coaching services both live, at Chautauqua Institution, and via Zoom.