Laura is a Chiropractor with a specialised interest in Functional Medicine. She has been in private practice since 2006. Laura also worked for almost a decade in academia as a Clinical Tutor, Lecturer and Head of Department at chiropractic colleges in the UK and France.
Laura received her PhD from the University of Portsmouth in 2013 and she continues to have an active interest in research as she is passionate about utilising the latest scientific and medical literature to inform and support her clinical practice.
Laura’s interest and studies in Functional Medicine began over a decade ago, and in 2018 she completed the intensive AFMCP™-UK training in London, delivered by the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Although Laura still practises as a Chiropractor, her specialised interest in chronic health conditions and medically unexplained symptoms means that the majority of her consultations focus on applying the Functional Medicine approach.
Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function. The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professionals how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™. I attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2018.