Lauren Alix Riccardi PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, SFMA
Lauren Alix Riccardi earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Springfield College, in Springfield MA in 2014. She then went on to become a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy after completing a year long residency program at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. While in New York Lauren worked with all levels of athletes and contributed to developing the running analysis program at HSS. She also worked with the New York Road Runners creating educational programs for runners, hosting workshops, and caring for runners at NYRR races around the city, including the TCS New York City Marathon.
Lauren is a practiced public speaker and presenter, presenting research, participating in orthopedic and sports conferences, and teaching about return to sport, functional milestones after surgery, and a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. She is also in published in the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice journal for a unique case study involving lymphedema in a young female, and use of a combination of exercise, manual therapy, and compression to help the patient return to normal function. She enjoys a challenge and implementing creative techniques to improve patient results.
Lauren grew up in North Attleboro and was a three-sport athlete throughout high school. She discovered her love for physical therapy after tearing her ACL playing soccer. Her goal is to teach athletes how to properly train for their sport not only to prevent injury, but to make them stronger, and give them a competitive advantage. Lauren continues to be an avid runner, qualifying for the Boston Marathon with a running program she created herself. She is a running coach and helps runners reach their racing goals while staying healthy, by incorporating a variety of exercise and strength training into their programs.
She is recognized by:
American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE)– Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
American Physical Therapy Association– Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Functional Movement Systems (FMS)- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)