Laurie Putnam received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University and her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. She has been the Occupational Therapist at Back To You since we opened in 2019. Laurie is certified in IASTM, FMT Blades, and Functional Capacity Evaluation Training. At our clinic, she provides evaluations and treatments to injured, ill, and/or disabled individuals using evidence-based manual therapy techniques and therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Laurie was introduced to the profession watching her grandma go through OT several years ago and loved the idea of assisting others to regain function, confidence, and independence. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Laurie also enjoys volleyball, tennis, waterskiing, videography, and travel.
“The moment patients start feeling better and see progress as a result of their hard work and the therapy we provide. When they tell me "I was finally able to pick up my daughter the other day without pain;" it's exceptionally rewarding.”