Laura McIntyre


Laura treats overuse injuries by addressing both the present injury and cause of the problem. Her treatments include soft tissue techniques, joint mobilizations, acupuncture, and injury specific return to sport exercises.

Laura graduated from Queen’s University in physiotherapy and has passed the Canadian Physiotherapy Postgraduate Orthopedic Exams. She is frequently an examiner for the licensing exams for Canadian physiotherapists. She began her career with a year of inpatient physiotherapy at Mt. Sinai Hospital. She has four years experience treating acute and chronic orthopedic injuries, post surgical orthopedic cases, osteoarthritis, and fractures in outpatient hospital physiotherapy. She has eight years experience working at the Sports Medicine Specialists treating elite and recreational athletes from a variety of sports. Laura frequently works as a physiotherapist at sporting events and her clients have included Olympians. Most recently she held a position of lead therapist at the Pan Am 2015 athletes' village multidisciplinary polyclinic. Other events have included the Tevlin Tennis Challenger and the 2010 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships.

Laura has a keen interest in running and in 2005 graduated with an MSc from the University of Western Ontario researching "Distance Runners With and Without Iliotibial Band Syndrome" ; She has an active interest in running injury prevention, form analysis, and is a frequent guest speaker at running clubs. Presently she is enjoying providing physiotherapy to the Ryerson Cross Country and Track teams. Personally, she has evolved from an 800m runner on the Queen’s University track team to a 2:52 marathoner. Laura has twice run in the elite women’s start of the Boston Marathon. Fun team experiences have included setting the Guinness World Record for 12 women running for 12 hours on a treadmill as well as the Women’s Fastest Known Time running 901 km end to end over the rugged Bruce Trail. Her most memorable marathon was guiding a blind runner to a 5.5 hour finish in NYC. 

By Laura McIntyre