Laurie Hubbard Combredet

Physical Therapy & Yoga Therapy located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

About Laurie H. Combredet

Laurie Hubbard Combredet has practiced physical therapy for over two decades. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she studied and received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona.  She received her Physical Therapy graduate degree in 1995 from Columbia University in New York City where she lived and worked prior to moving to California.   Laurie’s approach to physical therapy treatment is holistic and she believes that treating an injury or physical dysfunction requires an analysis of the whole person, their movement patterns and their lifestyle.  In the typical evaluation an analysis is made of areas of hypo or hypermobility.  This is followed by a specific manual treatment to these areas to “loosen that which is hypo-mobile and stabilize that which is hyper-mobile”

Some key concepts that guide Laurie’s treatment style include:

  1. Most physical discomfort is a symptom of an underlying imbalance in mobility and strength.

  2. For permanent resolution of discomfort, a holistic approach is paramount (the whole system needs to be addressed, not simply the individual area of pain).

  3. Resolution of physical dysfunction requires a joint collaboration between the practitioner and the patient. The practitioner needs to manually address the areas of “hypomobility” and the patient needs to systematically perform exercises to strengthen and stabilize areas of “hypermobility”.

  4. “Stability before Mobility”: Focusing on stabilizing any unstable area prior to progressing to potentially painful movement patterns results in effective home exercise programs that can give patients immediate relief and methods for self-treatment.

  5. “Knowledge is Power”: an emphasis on explaining the mechanism of the dysfunction to aid in patient understanding and ultimate self-treatment.

Laurie uses a variety of tools in order to achieve results including:

  • Soft tissue mobilization/ Myofascial Release

  • Cupping/ Graston Technique

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Lower extremity, core and scapular stability exercises

  • Foam roller self soft tissue mobilization techniques

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Laurie Hubbard Combredet has practiced physical therapy for over two decades. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she studied and received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona.  She received her Physical Therapy graduate degree in 1995 from Columbia University in New York City where she lived and worked prior to moving to California.   Laurie’s approach to physical therapy treatment is holistic and she believes that treating an injury or physical dysfunction requires an analysis of the whole person, their movement patterns and their lifestyle.  In the typical evaluation an analysis is made of areas of hypo or hypermobility.  This is followed by a specific manual treatment to these areas to “loosen that which is hypo-mobile and stabilize that which is hyper-mobile”

Some key concepts that guide Laurie’s treatment style include:

  1. Most physical discomfort is a symptom of an underlying imbalance in mobility and strength.

  2. For permanent resolution of discomfort, a holistic approach is paramount (the whole system needs to be addressed, not simply the individual area of pain).

  3. Resolution of physical dysfunction requires a joint collaboration between the practitioner and the patient. The practitioner needs to manually address the areas of “hypomobility” and the patient needs to systematically perform exercises to strengthen and stabilize areas of “hypermobility”.

  4. “Stability before Mobility”: Focusing on stabilizing any unstable area prior to progressing to potentially painful movement patterns results in effective home exercise programs that can give patients immediate relief and methods for self-treatment.

  5. “Knowledge is Power”: an emphasis on explaining the mechanism of the dysfunction to aid in patient understanding and ultimate self-treatment.

Laurie uses a variety of tools in order to achieve results including:


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