Dr. Lauren Polivka is a licensed physical therapist who graduated from Northwestern University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. After graduating, Lauren began pursuing a career in sports therapy believing that, "it just makes sense [for me] to heal bodies in motion and be 100% dedicated to keeping people moving, healthy and pushing themselves forward."
From a young age, Lauren had career aspirations of becoming a physical therapist. She began researching graduate Physical Therapy programs at age 16, even before receiving her undergraduate acceptance. On a personal level, as a teenager diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Lauren grew to understand the importance of physical therapy from a patient's perspective.
Lauren has found a true passion in manual soft tissue treatments, as she loves to actively work with her hands and experience the unbelievable power of touch. Over the past few years, she has focused more on alternative manual therapy – with a strong influence from Eastern medicine.