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About Laura Coleman Waite

Image of Laura Coleman on Mount HoodI sprained my ankle for the very first time as a 14 year old soccer player. My dad gave me a book on sports medicine and not only did I learn to treat my ankle, but I couldn’t put the book down and immersed myself in all things anatomy and physiology. I became my high school soccer team’s unofficial trainer and went on to study physical education in college.

After the death of my mother and the helpless feeling of not being able to help her when she was in pain, I moved to San Diego and had the good fortune to spend time studying under a man by the name of Pete Egoscue. He taught me all about functional anatomy, how to use gait analysis to determine what muscles are imbalanced, and then most importantly what to do about the pain and symptoms clients were experiencing.

This is my favorite thing to do: watch people move, and then give them exercises to balance out the movement which tends to manage the pain and suffering. I have refined his basic technique through multiple educational workshops over the last 25 years and strive for maximum impact in a minimal amount of time and effort. It is my small way of making a difference in the world, and I never want someone to feel helpless as I did when my mom was sick.

Here’s to balance, strength, and happiness!

Structural Kinesiologist & Personal Trainer

Kinesiology is the study of motion of the human body, which I have devoted the last 2 decades researching. If you are going to study motion, you can’t help but incorporate the entire structure.

I am a personal trainer specializing in injury prevention and rehab training. I train people with acute as well as chronic conditions, with surgery prevention as a goal where possible.

For 20 years I have tackled the imbalances of muscles that compromise the fun and love of sports, gardening, and everyday activities.

The muscles may not be the only culprit of your not participating in the things you love to do that involve movement, but they are an impactful biomechanical tool that can be maximized with great results and certainly need to be eliminated as a possibility.

I had the good fortune to train under Peter Egoscue in the mid ’90’s. He taught me a tremendous amount about functional anatomy and training. Please watch my YouTube Video to the right. This explains my training philosophy in greater detail!