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About Us: About Us


Who We Are

Laura Welch Foulger received both her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and later her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. In 2013, she completed the 6-month Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) residency program at Kaiser Permanente in Vallejo, CA.  Shortly after, Laura became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  In 2018, she completed an intensive curriculum to become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) to practice Functional Manual Therapy® as taught by the Institute of Physical Art (IPA).  She also practices techniques that include visceral mobilization as taught by the Barral Institute, Integrated Systems Model as taught by Diane Lee, and Craniosacral Therapy as taught by the Upledger Institute.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) and the International Association of Healthcare Providers (IAHP).


Over the years, Laura has practiced in settings such as inpatient rehabilitation (patients including those who have experienced a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury), sports medicine, general outpatient, pediatrics, skilled nursing facility, and traveling theater companies.  In her spare time, Laura enjoys being with her family, seeing live music, running, rock climbing, hiking, yoga, playing the piano or guitar, meditating, riding her bike, and reading.  She has competed in triathlons (sprint to half ironman), century bike rides, and has run 5k’s to ultra marathons.  Some of her favorite races include but not limited to the Richmond marathon, Boston marathon, Promiseland 50k, and Mountain Masochist.

Laura is very passionate about providing a supportive environment for her patients that involves complete one-on-one care in a private setting.  Although she has a particular passion for running in her personal life, she is honored to help people achieve their goals of what is important for them in any capacity.


Laura was called to open Inspire Physical Therapy because she wanted to offer the experience of Functional Manual Therapy® in addition to other techniques with longer appointment times in a focused environment.  She prides herself with offering the utmost individualized care.

CV is available upon request.

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