Dr. Laurie Trapp
Chiropractic, Physical Medicine
My name is Dr. Laurie Trapp and I am a chiropractor. I love what I do! I help people get healthy naturally from the inside out without drugs or surgery. What is better than that?
I was first exposed to chiropractic as a college athlete at Louisiana State University. I was a discus thrower on their NCAA Championship team. While training at such a high level, I had many injuries and lots of pain. I was amazed at the difference chiropractic made in reducing my pain initially, eliminating pain quickly, and helping me heal faster. Chiro-practic adjustments to my feet, wrists and shoulders eliminated the chronic pain and helped me perform at my best.
My life has reflected my passion for health and wellness. I was a college track and field coach at the University of Kansas, Mississippi State University, and the University of Florida. I have a Master's degree in Biomechanics from LSU and I was on the faculty there. While working with the athletes and students through the years, it became clear to me that I had the gift of healing. I had known this since I was a kid. Finally, I listened to my heart, and went to chiropractic school. Now I am here to help you overcome the pain that limits your life. Come in and talk to me, let's discuss your health, and make a plan to change your life!
I have lived in the Phoenix area since 2003 and began my practice in February 2004. I spent four years in the Glendale/Peoria area, and started practice in Scottsdale in February 2008. My path to chiropractic has been unique, and I love to share it!
I grew up in my hometown of Lawrence, KS. I attended Louisiana State University from 1988 to 1992 on an athletic/academic scholarship, and graduated with a BS in Education (Kinesiology). The main reason I chose LSU was the success of their track and field team, and while there our team won a NCAA Championship each year. I went to the University of Illinois for Master's studies in Neuromotor Control from 1992 to 1994. I then started my career as a track and field coach, at the University of Kansas, then Mississippi State University, and finally at the University of Florida.
In 1998 I decided to go back to school to pursue a Doctorate in Biomechanics at LSU. Although I loved my research in gait mechanics, I was stuck in the lab, and I longed once again to work with people daily. I wanted to be a doctor so that I could diagnose and treat problems, not just study them.
Initially I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon and I was accepted to several medical schools, including our local Midwestern University of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale. Shortly before beginning my first semester, I had a change of heart, and went to Los Angeles College of Chiropractic instead. It was the best choice I could have made! I love helping people avoid surgery and teaching them how to live a healthy lifestyle. I work with children, families, desk jockeys, weekend warriors, and athletes of all kinds, including several Olympians and NFL and NHL players.
When I am not working, I love going to the gym, watching sports, outdoor activities, and exploring our wonderful state. My family still lives in Lawrence, Kansas. My mom Patti is a dental hygienist, my younger sister Becky is a social worker, and my dad is an attorney in law enforcement.