McLaughlin joins Core Physical Therapy

The Bellingham Business Journal

Wren McLaughlin is the newest physical therapist at Core Physical Therapy in Fairhaven.

Born and raised in Bellingham, McLaughlin earned her physical therapy doctorate from Duke University and was one of five students nationally to be awarded the Mary McMillan Student Scholarship. She also holds a master’s degree in human movement and performance from Western Washington University.

“We are so honored to have her join us,” said Elizabeth Hampton, owner of Core PT. “Her skills, education and enthusiasm will be of great benefit to our patients.”

McLaughlin completed training in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is working toward certification as a women’s health clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Section on Women’s Health, as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve the Bellingham community. Core PT is a great match for my skill set and professional ambitions.”  McLaughlin said. “I am passionate about the need for clinical research in the area of women’s health physical therapy and working alongside expert clinicians is the crucial next step for me.”

McLaughlin is also an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life, dedicated to community service both locally and globally. She spent a year volunteering as a teacher in Nepal and recently participated in a medical outreach trip to Honduras. McLaughlin plans to eventually work toward her PhD in women’s health.


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