Laurie Lysak, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Laurie Lysak is an Occupational Therapist



rtified CranioSacral Therapist trained through the Upledger Institute. Marie is a 1984 graduate from Oakland University located in Rochester, Michigan. Her initial emphasis in patient care centered around neurological rehabilitation in a hospital rehab setting. She had a career shift with the growth of her family into an outpatient PT setting. Realizing that her skill set was very limited, Marie sought out alternative/complementary based care in her allopathic world. She discovered CST after Mable Sharp did an in service at the then Beaumont Hospital. Her formal studies with the Upledger Institute began in 1990. Years of practice and continual learning have brought her to an advanced level of practice.


Marie has over 30 years experience, mentors fellow staff members, holds an Upledger Institute approved Study Group, and provides in services for Physical Medicine Residents. Marie has presented at several conferences centering around CST with the Integrative Medicine department as well as with the NeuroScience center for their Concussion Program. Marie supports the UI by being a certified TA for local and travel-to sites for several levels of coursework. Her newest continuation of learning is in the Barral Institute's Neural Meningeal Manipulation curriculum.

Trainings completed: ADV1  B1  B2  B3  BTD05  BTD12  BTD15  CS1  CS2  CSIR  CSP1  CSPT  HFFBP  LT1  NM1  NM2  NM3  NM4  NM5  PA1A  SER1  SER2  VM1  VM1  ZB1 

Core classes taken:  Brain, CranioSacral Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy Certification, Healing From the Core, Neural Manipulation, Visceral Manipulation