Our Team

Lauren Simpkins

Lauren Simpkins, PT, DPT, OCS, Clinic Director

Lauren Simpkins is the Clinic Director at Solutions Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Lauren has also received her Manual Therapy Certification through Evidence in Motion and has completed Functional Dry Needling Level 1 and 2 through Kinetacore. She graduated with her B.S. in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. While at Miami, Lauren attended and helped plan the program’s first international service trip to underserved populations of San Jose, Costa Rica, and conducted research on the relationship between mild cognitive impairment and deficits in balance which she presented with her group at the national conference that February. Lauren had the opportunity to work with athletes from the University of Richmond and Nova Southeastern University. As a result, Lauren has taken interest in a wide variety of populations and age groups but is particularly interested in the osteopathic manual therapy approach to treating spinal dysfunctions. In her free time, Lauren enjoys running, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog Harvie.